Receptionist – Southampton
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Receptionist to join the team in our Southampton office. The position is offered on a part-time basis, working Monday-Friday 1pm-5pm. This is a 6 month contract.
As receptionist you'll create a positive first impression to clients and visitors and promote a friendly and approachable environment. You'll be the first point of contact for visitors to the firm so a positive attitude is key.
Womble Bond Dickinson is a Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, with more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities 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.
In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance; Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.
What will you be doing?
Day to day you will be booking and coordinating meeting rooms, accepting and organising couriers, maintaining the visitor's log, ensure accordance with the firm's ISO procedures, take responsibility for ensuring all in-house functions run smoothly and generally supporting the wider office. You'd work with the Senior receptionist Bryony and one other Receptionist.
You'll need to be able to work to deadlines and enjoy interacting with lots of different people - this is where your great customer service skills come in.
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 you 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.
As a firm we're very hot on technology and constantly look to upgrade systems so you'll need excellent IT skills. 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?
We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits! We make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships. In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed.
Alongside a competitive salary you'll also receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.
We invest a lot in our people - it's our people and culture that make it a great place to work.
Sounds like a 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, Kim Southway (No agencies please we are an in-house recruitment team).
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