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Receptionist, London

Last update 2024-07-11
Expires 2024-07-10
ID #2211580165
Free
Receptionist, London
United Kingdom, London, London,
Modified June 28, 2024

Description

Company: Victoria College Of Arts and Design (VCAD)
Position: Receptionist
Location: ONSITE, London, UK (SE1 4 LG)
Job Type: Part-Time (Weekends Only), Pro Rata

About us:

Victoria College Of Arts and Design is one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing private sector Higher Education providers.

The receptionist serves as the first point of contact for students, staff, and visitors at the university's main reception area. The receptionist provides exceptional customer service, handles inquiries, and ensures efficient operations of the front desk. This role requires strong communication, organisational, and interpersonal skills to create a welcoming and informative environment for all visitors.

Overview of Role of Receptionist

Greet and Assist Visitors
- Welcome all visitors, including students, faculty, staff, and external guests.
- Provide a friendly, professional, and positive first impression of the university.
- Answer inquiries and provide accurate information regarding university services, facilities, and campus events.
- Direct visitors to appropriate offices, classrooms, or departments.
- Handle phone calls, transferring calls to the appropriate individuals or departments.

Manage Front Desk Operations
- Maintain a clean and organised reception area.
- Manage the reception schedule, ensuring adequate coverage during business hours.
- Monitor and manage visitor access to the campus, including issuing visitor passes when required.

Administrative Support
- Assist in various administrative tasks, including filing, photocopying, scanning, and data entry.
- Update and maintain student and staff directories.
- Provide administrative support during university events and meetings.

Health and Safety
- Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations at the front desk area.
- Monitor and report any security or safety concerns to appropriate personnel.
- Assist in emergency procedures, such as evacuation protocols or first aid response.

Collaboration and Teamwork
- Collaborate with other university staff to ensure smooth operations and effective communication.
- Participate in staff meetings and training sessions as required.
- Foster a positive and inclusive work environment.

Qualifications and Skills

- High school diploma or equivalent; additional education or certification in office administration is a plus.
- Proven experience as a receptionist or in a customer service role.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritise tasks.
- Proficient in using office software (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite) and telephone systems.
- Knowledge of university policies, services, and campus layout is an advantage.
- Friendly, approachable, and professional behaviour.
- Ability to handle difficult or demanding situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Flexibility to work occasional evenings or weekends, as required.

Benefits:

Private medical (health) insurance with BUPA
Annual leave (5.6 weeks), including bank holidays.
Workplace pension scheme.
Statutory Sick Pay.
Statutory maternity/paternity pays.
Career development opportunities
Training and self-development opportunities.
Gym membership discounts
Retail discount schemes
Cinema discounts
Grocery discounts
Cycle to work
Investing and savings opportunities
Financial wellbeing – personal debt advise.
Financial wellbeing education
My Mind Pal (mental fitness)

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Receptionist

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