Receptionist - International Law Firm - 6 Month FTC

Office Angels
England, London, City of London
£26000 - £29000 per annum + pension, season ticket loan
11 Feb 2019
11 Mar 2019
Emma Lucy
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a successful International Law Firm, specialising in Intellectual Property, based in the heart of Central London in lovely modern offices.

They are looking for someone to join their Front of House & Administrative team full of supportive, friendly and professional colleagues. A busy and important role ensuring the office runs smoothly at all times; the successful individual will report to the Facilities Manager and work in a team of 4.

JOB TITLE: Receptionist/ Administrator

JOB TYPE: 6 month contract - a possible permanent opportunity

SALARY: £26,000 - £29,000 per annum dependent on experience



HOURS: Working in shifts (8am-4pm, 9am-5pm, 10am-6pm) as part of a team of 4

LOCATION: Holborn, Central London

CULTURE: Professional but friendly, supportive and social team

BENEFITS: Good holiday allowance, holiday buy scheme, lovely modern offices, opportunity to extend your contact and progress within the company, very generous pension contribution


A successful international Law Firm, specialising in Intellectual Property.

As a trusted advisor to so many world-class companies and brands, they have been regarded as a pioneer in handling intellectual property for over 200 years. They are known for a consistent ability to anticipate client needs and apply unparalleled expertise to complex challenges. They are unique in their ability to offer a truly integrated service, managing their clients' intellectual property from inception to commercialisation, enforcement, litigation and defence.

The result is a combined intellectual powerhouse, working closely with their clients to generate the most incisive strategies and arguments.


As part of the friendly Front of House team of 4, your role will be varied and split between Front of House, Administration and Comms, on a weekly rota. You will need to be highly organised, pro-active and excellent with clients, and they are looking for someone friendly, polished, well presented, excellent telephone manner and polite.


Reception duties include:

  • To meet and greet all visitors in a professional and friendly manner
  • Answering the switchboard and transferring all calls in a professional and friendly manner
  • Ensuring the reception area and meeting rooms are presentable and immaculate at all times
  • Setting up and clearing down of meeting rooms which includes catering and pantry duties
  • Taking meeting room bookings and ordering catering
  • Issuing temporary security passes
  • Logging outgoing DHL Couriers and monitoring their delivery to their destination throughout the day
  • Organising taxis on request
  • Ordering specs online from the British Library
  • Receptionists also have an important role to play in assisting with the fire evacuation procedures
  • In addition, the receptionist on duty may be requested to help out with various admin duties

Comms duties to include:

  • Checking receipt of incoming email
  • Sending and receiving faxes
  • Sending and monitoring couriers
  • Sending Royal Mail
  • Logging incoming courier receipts
  • Mail distribution to pigeon holes


  • Smart appearance in keeping with professional environments
  • Impeccable telephone manner and good all round communicational skills
  • Strong team player
  • Approachable and friendly manner
  • Positive can do attitude
  • Ability to work accurately to deadlines in a faced passed environment
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Proactive and flexible approach
  • Well organised

Key Skills:

  • 3 yrs minimum of Reception experience
  • Previous experience using a PC based switchboard (Avaya preferred)
  • Familiarity with the operation of office equipment i.e. multi-function devices (photocopiers & scanners)
  • Basic level IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook & Internet)

Please also email directly if you are interested in this position.

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