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Job Description for a Receptionist

The Receptionist has day to day responsibility for the operation of the Reception area

• The day to day management of the Reception area and the provision of a friendly and efficient first point of contact with the public.

• Maintaining a record of visitors and managing the issue/return of visitors’ badges.

• The efficient operation of the switchboard and responding to all internal/external queries including taking messages efficiently.

• Responding to email enquiries.

• Maintenance of morning/afternoon registration records.

• Maintaining the Fire drill list.

• To ensure sufficient up to date marketing materials are stocked and displayed in the Reception area and meeting room.

• Providing secretarial and administrative support to the staff.

• To maintain accurate records and filing systems.

• To manage and update the database.



Relevant experience of working in a busy reception or front of house capacity  


Experience of receiving and responding to customer enquiries and ensuring these enquire are dealt with or passed on to the appropriate person.


Experience of keeping accurate records and filing systems.


Experience of dealing with challenging customers


Experience of using office equipment; to include photocopiers & faxes


Experience of cashing up and keeping appropriate records


Knowledge, skills & abilities


Good knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite; particularly Outlook


An understanding of the good practice guidelines when dealing with cash.


 Ability to use their communication skills to an excellent level. This is to include actively listening to enquiries, questioning for further information, reassuring the customer how there query will be dealt with and passing, if necessary this information on to the relevant member of staff.


Ability to write brief work reports and up-date and amended the reception handbook to a good standard as directed by their line manager.


Ability to use own initiative to deal with routine enquiries from students and staff surrounding student activities and events.  


Ability to understand and comply to requirement surrounding the data protection act


Attitude & disposition


Demonstrates a positive approach to best practice and exceeding customer expectations

Ability to use own initiative and work with minimum supervision

Organised with the ability to ensure good records are kept

Desire to work in a student environment within democratic structures

Approachable nature with the ability to mix with a range of people from diverse backgrounds

Trustworthy, reliable, and flexible with good attention to detail and demonstrable integrity

Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with others

Conscientious and hard working

Pro- active approach to work

Committed to the principles and practice of equal opportunities


• To update the MIS system for contact details.

• Transport bookings and the maintenance of the associated records.

• Assistance with all mailings.

• Providing assistance within other areas of the Secretariat when work loads require and permit.