Senior Receptionist

  • Location
    City Of London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 25000 - £ 35000 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Admin and Secretarial
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Office and Secretarial - Administration Manager


£30 - £35k


Full time in the office


They will be reporting directly to our Chief Operational Officer (COO) and the role will be two-fold with responsibilities covering both reception and the office in general.

They will be:


  • Main person responsible for answering company calls

  • Manning of the reception, signing in process and looking after guests with drinks

  • Management of the meeting room booking system and resetting rooms after each meeting

  • Maintaining a high standard of tidiness and cleanliness within the office at all times

  • Booking couriers and taking delivery of parcels

  • Management of post, incoming and outgoing


  • Day to day liaison with the building manager and landlord if any issues arise

  • Reviewing all office contracts on an annual basis to ensure cost effectiveness

  • Arranging new contracts for couriers as and when required

  • Recording office expenditure and managing the budget for all elements to include, but not be restricted to:

    • Stationary

    • Providers of office services

    • Couriers

  • Hire of office cleaners and overseeing standards

  • Organising the layout

  • Managing the front of house

  • Maintaining supplies of stationary

  • Maintaining milk and food supplies

  • Ensuring all office equipment is in good working order and when necessary, arrange repairs

  • Purchasing of supplies required for office machinery

  • Management of mobile phone systems and land lines in conjunction with the IT Manager including negotiating contract renewal

  • Responsible for arranging office PAT testing


  • Managing the COO's calendar on a day-by-day basis

  • Giving ad hoc support to the administrators of the various operational teams.


Must have:

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office packages.

  • Knowledge of Adobe and PowerPoint would be advantageous

  • Must be able to manage time efficiently and to create own workload

  • Excellent English - written and spoken

  • Must be computer literate to learn new web-based packages and apps

  • Training will be given for our bespoke inhouse software - Deltek PIM

Hours of Work:

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm

Benefits (after a satisfactory probationary period):

  • Private medical insurance cover. This benefit is also extended to your spouse and dependants under the age of 18 years

  • Permanent health insurance

  • Group life assurance scheme

  • Pension - The auto-enrolment pension scheme was implemented in May 2014 as required by Government legislation. The pension plan is run by The Peoples Pension and all new employees (22 and over) will be enrolled on the scheme automatically. Anyone under the age of 22 can join should they wish to do so, but this is optional. The employee will be required to pay 5% of banded earnings into their pension, but should they choose to do so they can pay more. The company will also contribute 3%. Further details of the scheme will be given to you during your company induction.

  • Pension Saver | Contributions will be made by the way of a Pensions Saver

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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