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Receptionist

  • Location

    Southampton

  • Sector:

    Admin & Secretarial

  • Job type:

    Part-time Flexible

  • Contact:

    Kita Cureton

  • Contact email:

    Kita.Cureton@wbd-uk.com

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-08-23

  • Startdate:

    TBC

  • Client:

    #

Do you pride yourself on your ability to deliver outstanding customer service?  We may have the perfect job for you.

The Job

We have a part time opportunity for a Receptionist to join our Guest Services team in our Southampton office.  This is a Part time role to work 12.30pm - 5.30pm Monday to Friday.  As Receptionist you will create a positive first impression to clients and visitors and promote a friendly and approachable environment.  You will be the first point of contact for all our clients and visitors to our firm.  This is very important to us.

What will you be doing?

This job will see you working within the Reception team in Southampton as well as being part of our wider national Guest Services team.  You'll be guided by the Senior Receptionist who is also based in Southampton, along with the Guest Services Supervisor. Day to day, you will be booking and coordinating meeting rooms, programming video conferences nationwide, maintaining spreadsheets and the visitor's log, accessing reports on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, liaising with the catering team throughout the day, booking taxis on account for any staff who visit or work in the Southampton office, ensuring accordance with the firm's ISO procedures, taking responsibility for ensuring all in-house functions run smoothly, and generally supporting the wider office.  In Southampton, you will also have the support of the onsite Facilities Manager.

The Firm

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across the US and UK including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

So, what are we looking for?

This is a key client facing role that requires expert communication skills, patience, attentiveness, a calming presence and the ability to think on your feet.  It goes without saying that we would like someone who has previous experience of delivering first-class customer service.  This role gives you the opportunity to interact with people across the office, and it can get very busy so we need you to be able to juggle multiple tasks and organise your workload appropriately.  It would be fantastic if someone could bring experience of working within a corporate reception of a large professional services firm (or a 5 star hotel) but attitude, commitment and a client-focussed approach is far more important to us.

You'll work as part of a job share and also work very closely with the Guest Services Supervisor.  As a firm we're very hot on technology and constantly look to upgrade systems so you'll need excellent IT skills.  Again the ability to communicate articulately at all levels, whilst being personal, flexible and pro-active.  We are also looking for a natural 'forward planner', who is highly organised and pays attention to detail.

What makes it great to work here?

Our Southampton office is currently under-going a complete refurbishment transforming into a modern and refreshing space to work.  As you will have no doubt seen from our website we are a large forward thinking law firm with even bigger plans for the future.  We invest a lot in our people - it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work.

Next steps….

Sounds like role that you can do? Then we want to hear from you.  Please follow the instructions to make a formal application – just a few contact detail questions and then upload your CV. 

If you have questions about the role please do contact me Kita Cureton on 01179 896611 (No agencies please we are an in-house recruitment team).    

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with me on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have  a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/womblebonddickinsoncareers/)