Job Type:
Job Sector:
Admin, Secretarial
South East
£10 to £10 per month
Salary Description:
£10.00 per hour
Job Ref:

We currently have an opportunity for a Receptionist to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.
Package description
Working Monday to Friday from 08.00 - 17.00
This position is based at our Clients European headquarters so having excellent communication, customer service and IT skills is essential
ESSENTIAL: excellent IT skills 
SIA licenced would be desirable, however we will provide training for achievement of the SIA licence, which is necessary for this role.  This training may take place off site and would last 2 full days.  
Previous experience preferred in a similar role but not essential as full training will be given
You will be required to:

meet and greet all visitors and contractors in a courteous and professional manner
contact visitor's sponsors
maintain an efficient switchboard service
update our Clients telephone directory as necessary
complete administrative duties
book meeting rooms and ensure all rooms have the required equipment 

We require all our staff to be flexible and versatile thus enabling Sodexo to provide an excellent level of service to our Clients, visitors and contractors

Main responsibilities
Communicate well and demonstrate an efficient and friendly service to customers and clients at all times. Ensure that communications are paramount between staff,customers and client.
Ensure reception desks are manned at all times and operated at agreed times
Ensure you have a full working knowledge of the building, personnel within it and the local geographical area
Answer telephone within specified number of rings, politely & professionally at all times and connect callers quickly to the correct party
Deal efficiently with requests for outgoing calls or internal requests for information.
Manage & update each morning, the screen based consoles with changes in personnel & other relevant information.
 Take daily back up of telephone/postal box database (a.m.)
Maintain ‘Brought Forward File’ for expected visitors/events etc
Give out tannoy messages as required
Distribute management and recording of Ferry tickets issued to staff and accurately maintain ticket database. (Updating to new database each month)
Ensure constant supply of Ferry Tickets available for use from HR/Facilities
Produce monthly performance report on reception services provided
 Receive faxes and inform relevant recipients of their arrival
 Be prepared to page First Aiders /Cleaners when urgently required
 Maintain the AE register/rota
 Arrange & log the booking of taxis & confirm charge point
To ensure that all postal operations are carried out efficiently and promptly to the standards laid down by the company and to comply with statutory regulations
To comply with all security regulations for incoming post/mail adhering to site security procedures. To report any suspicious mail to Security & follow Site Security procedure.
To ensure franking machine is secure by pass code & there is sufficient stationary & credit on franking machine to maintain the postal service
To sort incoming mail to site into appropriate pigeon holes as detailed on site telephone directory. To liaise with WPS Facilities of delivery of any unknown/unaddressed mail
 To maintain a log of all registered post/special deliveries/parcel force.
To sign for all recorded deliveries and notify addressee of arrival & to ensure addressee sign for special delivery on collection from post room
To sign for all Parcel Force deliveries and notify addressee of arrival & to ensure addressee sign for Parcel Force items on collection from post room
 Ensure that any building or equipment maintenance defects are reported immediately through the correct channels.
 Deal with lost property in the correct manner following Sodexo and Client procedures with the regard to documentation & safe keeping.
Participate in any training or career promotion development schemes and team meetings to keep up to date with Company legislation, policies and procedures.
Carry out any other special duties or work outside normal routine but within the overall scope of the department
Report immediately any incidents of accident, fire, theft, loss, damage, or other irregularities and take such action as may be appropriate.
To be aware of all Fire and Emergency Evacuation Procedures and to ensure that normal precautions are taken by staff to protect against fire and safety hazards
Comply with all Company & client policies/procedures and statutory regulations relating to Health & Safety, safe working practices, hygiene, cleanliness, fire and COSHH. This will include your awareness of any specific hazards in your work place
Pass on customers comments immediately and take any necessary remedial action.  Report any serious complaints to the line manager
Carry out other reasonable tasks as directed by management
Provide holiday and sickness cover in areas as required.

Ideal candidateEssential

Proficient in the use of IT platforms, Outlook, Word, Excel and bespoke telephone exchange
Very good listening, communication and organisational skills
SC security clearance to be obtained and maintained
Ability to gain and achieve SIA license status
Suitable and appropriate level to understand written instructions and be numerical competent for the role.


SIA Licence
SC Clearance/Disclosure Scotland
Valid Driving License.

About the companySodexo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland).

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors.

With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01276 687 000
Contact: Alison Scott

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