Front of House Receptionist - Creative Agency

Job Title: Front of House Receptionist - Creative Agency
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: South West London, London
Salary: £20000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH56421_1493047146
Contact Name: Joe Bovis
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 24, 2017 16:19

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity to work within a leading creative Agency in the heart of South West London is now available! Handle Recruitment are seeking an enthusiastic, out-going, warm and friendly individual with a minimum of one year’s office support experience. This is a chance to be part of a front of house team- reporting into and working closely with the Head Receptionist and Office Manager- based in a fun, vibrant, lively office environment.

Suitable candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills with a genuine passion for working in a client facing, customer focused environment. You will be the first point of contact for clients visiting head office and will be responsible for managing a busy switchboard and responding to inbound requests/ queries.

Alongside reception duties there will be some ad hoc administrative / assistant work so we are recruiting for candidates who are very capable, switched on and super organised.

Our main aim is to find someone with a real passion for front of house reception; who thrives in customer/ client facing roles with bundles of enthusiasm.

The main administrative tasks would be: 

  • Assist with the smooth running of the reception area- greeting guests on arrival; signing in all visitors; managing switchboard; directing calls to the appropriate individuals
  • Managing post and organising couriers
  • Setting up meeting rooms and ordering lunch when as and required
  • Booking lunch meetings for CEO – proactively confirming the day before
  • Booking trains, flights and hotels within Europe
  • Dealing with expenses and credit card reconciliation
  • Managing all Business Services (weekly car parking allocation, taxis and office maintenance)
  • Managing and ordering all office facilities/ supplies (kitchen supplies, stationery and all general office supplies)
  • Assisting with Health & Safety duties
  • Liaising with contract cleaners, security and office contractors
  • Responsible for opening and closing the office
  • Training and inducting temporary reception staff
  • Carrying out filing, faxing, photocopying and typing duties along with a variety of other administrative duties as required

Required skills:

  • Fantastic customer service experience
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, energetic with the ability to work under pressure
  • Experience working within an office environment; either on reception or administratively
  • Suitable candidates must have a professional, polite, friendly and helpful presence
  • Suitable candidates should ideally have a minimum of 3 months experience as a Receptionist or working within an office support role

This is a temporary role with view to convert to a permanent position. Therefore we will only consider candidates who are looking for a full time opportunity and are available at no more than one weeks’ notice.

If you wish to be part of a fun and successful Media Company and you possess the level of experience required for this role – then apply TODAY to be considered for this opportunity!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.