Receptionist

To provide an efficient and professional reception service in addition to supporting and being part of an enthusiastic team.
Job ref:
BC/HUD/REC/0919
Location:
Huddersfield
Business area:
Business Support
Job function:
Administration
Salary:
£16,000 - £17,500 dependent upon experience
Status:
Full Time
Type:
Permanent
Hours:
37

More details

AHR is a multi-award winning architecture and building consultancy practice, with a legacy dating back to 1835, operating in the UK and internationally. Based on our strong heritage and breadth of services, we provide imaginative solutions to make a positive contribution for our clients, society and the built environment.

We have an opportunity for a Receptionist to join our Huddersfield office. This is a varied role that requires excellent attention to detail, great communication skills and someone who can prioritise workloads. Our team in Huddersfield comprises of around 100 employees from the architectural and building consultancy sides of our business as well as our business support teams.

Key Responsibilities

• Answer incoming telephone calls, screening all calls and taking messages where appropriate in a friendly and professional manner

• Maintain high standards, including keeping a tidy reception area, at all times

• Greet staff and visitors to the office in a friendly and professional manner

• Ensure all staff and visitors sign in at reception upon arrival

• Receive and sign for deliveries

• Maintain meeting room bookings

• Communicate regularly with the Office Manager to ensure arrangements for meetings are actioned

• Sort project paperwork in line with filing procedures

• Process all incoming and outgoing post, including opening, date stamping, franking and distribution

• Order and maintain office supplies and stationery

• Assist with administration-related work or tasks as and when requested to do so by the Office Manager

Skills & Experience Required

• Previous reception experience, preferably in a busy office

• Fully conversant with Microsoft Office packages, in particular Word, Excel and Outlook

• Good standard of typing skills

• Excellent customer service skills

• Polite and friendly telephone manner

• Able to work on own initiative without supervision

• Positive and proactive approach to team working

• Excellent planning and organisation skills with the ability and willingness to take responsibility for planning and prioritising own workload

• Able to work calmly and with attention to detail under pressure

• Able to multi-task

• Able to communicate effectively

If this role sounds like it is for you, please apply through our careers site. You will be asked to upload your CV stating why you feel you are a good candidate for this role.

No agencies please