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Receptionist - Oxford office

About the Role 

Shaw Gibbs are looking for a Receptionist to join our busy and friendly Admin team on a full time permanent basis. As our Receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for our clients, potential clients and all visitors to our Oxford office. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Receptionist with great customer service and the ability to thrive in a pressured and busy environment. You will be part of our Admin team which currently includes an Office Manager/PA (who will be your manager), 2 Administrators and an Admin Assistant. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Providing a warm friendly welcome to all clients, staff and other visitors to the Oxford office 
  • Managing our switchboard – handling all calls in a polite, efficient and professional manner
  • During quieter periods in reception, assist colleagues with other administrative duties as required
  • Ensure the reception area is kept tidy and immaculate at all times 
  • Liaise with other members of the Admin team about refreshments, meeting room bookings etc. 

About You 

We would like to hear from you if you are confident, personable and experienced at providing high levels of customer service to external and internal clients in a fast paced office. You will also need to demonstrate: 
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a busy/demanding receptionist role 
  • Previous experience in a professional services environment would be ideal 
  • Content to work on your own for most of the day 
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grade A-C, including English at level B or above 
  • Effective communicator - clearly conveys information to visitors and all levels of staff 
  • Excellent organisational capability with the ability to effectively prioritise 
  • Client service focused 
  • Proactive with a positive attitude to work 
  • Maintains a positive, professional impression at all times 
  • Team player Benefits 
  • 22 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) pro rata. Holiday allowance increases with service
  • Holiday trading – you can buy/sell holiday to fit your personal lifestyle 
  • Flexible benefits package 
  • Online Employee Retail Discount Scheme 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Supportive and fun team environment 
  • Open, bright and airy office in Summertown 

This is a full-time position, working 8.45am – 5.15pm Monday – Friday. 

How to Apply 

If you’re interested in this opportunity please send your CV and a covering letter to

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