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Are you an experienced Receptionist/Administrator looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity? Do you enjoy working with a great team of people and want the opportunity to use your initiative?

If so, we could have the perfect role for you. We are Shaw Gibbs, a leading independent accountancy, financial services and insolvency practice with offices in London and Oxford. We are currently recruiting for a Full time Receptionist/Administrator to provide a warm welcome to our clients. Based in our Oxford office, this is a great opportunity to join one of Oxfordshire’s leading accountancy and business advisory practices. 

About You

We would like to hear from you if you are an experienced Receptionist, with great customer service skills and the ability to thrive in a pressured and busy environment. You will also need to demonstrate:

  • At least 1 years’ experience in a busy/demanding receptionist role and experience using Outlook, Word and Excel
  •  Previous experience in a professional services environment would be ideal
  • Highly efficient, with the ability to work well in a busy and sometimes demanding environment
  • 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
  • Proactive with a positive attitude to work
  • Maintains a positive, professional impression at all times
  • Possess the ability to work flexibly and have a hands-on approach when needed
  • Are able to create a positive impression with clients and staff
  • Have excellent team working skills and able to use own initiative

The Role

We are looking for an experienced Receptionist with at least one years’ experience in a similar role with administrative based duties to be a warm and welcoming face of Shaw Gibbs.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the smooth running of reception along with one other receptionist, ensuring all needs are met of the clients and employees
  • Providing administrative support as and when required
  • Meeting and greeting visitors on arrival
  • Answering all incoming calls in a professional and courteous manner
  • Taking messages and redirecting calls where appropriate
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post and deliveries
  • Providing assistance to the Office Manager when required for the setting up of internal functions, dealing with facility matters
  • Act as an ambassador for the Shaw Gibbs brand at all times

The Benefits:

  • 22 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising with length of service
  • Flexible benefits package including the ability to buy/sell holiday to fit your lifestyle
  • Online Employee Retail Discount Scheme
  • A contribution based pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Supportive and fun team environment
  • Open, bright and airy offices in central locations

About Us

Shaw Gibbs is a dynamic and vibrant leading independent accountancy, financial services and insolvency practice with offices in London and Oxford. We are growing very quickly due to lots of successful meetings with new clients and the outstanding customer service and advice we provide.

Our Oxford office is based in Summertown, which is a cosmopolitan, attractive part of Oxford with excellent access to shops and restaurants. Our London office is centrally based in Marylebone.

We have an excellent reputation within Oxfordshire for being an employer of choice and we a training firm and so invest heavily in training and developing our people.

How to Apply

For more information on this vacancy and details of where to send your Covering Letter and CV, please visit our website

Closing date for applications is 29th March 2019.

Salary is up to £17,000 - £22,000 depending on skills and experience

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