THE DEDICATED RECEPTIONIST AGENCY… FOR DEDICATED RECEPTIONISTS
As London’s specialist receptionist agency our clients include hedge funds, private equity firms, law firms, legal chambers, investment banks, insurance companies and discerning clients who truly value their front of house. The vacancies we have include some of the best salaries and benefits for receptionists in London; with bonuses, private health, gym membership, private dental, and on average between 25 and 30 days holidays (plus bank holidays).
If you have a passion for client care, are looking for a well-paid position and want to develop a career in some of the most prestigious companies in London then read on.
Finding you the right place to work
We listen – to what you want. What will to keep your career on track – and which vacancy will keep you learning and developing.
Corporate reception is not easy. The role will need a bag of natural talent as well as organisational expertise and a thirst for improving your 5* customer service skills. Often underestimated, however the reason our clients have turned to a specialist consultancy to assist with their receptionist vacancy, is because they know how crucial this role is to their business.
A great corporate receptionist can often pave the way for a deal to be struck. How a client is treated at one firm could be the deciding factor on where they give their business. So be proud of what you do!!
Our offices are located just beside the Bank of England. Our clients are all in London and usually based in either the City, Mayfair or Victoria areas, with some in Kensington. Most of them are in these sectors:
- Finance, Banking, Fund Managers, Hedge funds and Private Equity Firms
- Accounting and Management Consultancies
- Law Firms (including Magic Circle) Solicitors and Chambers
- Large Corporations – FTSE 100
- Private Members Clubs, Private Clinics and Hospitals
- Media and Technology Companies
And other sectors that truly value their Front of House.
Check “receptionist jobs” and “reception manager jobs” at any time
Also importantly we have a large help section for candidates including how to get promoted on reception, how to do your CV and how to tackle a touch reception based interview – see our receptionist guide-book
So what does a corporate receptionist do?
- Meeting and greeting
- Accurate reservations of meeting rooms using a computerised booking system
- Liaising with PAs, Directors, Catering and AV staff
- Organising catering and audio visual equipment – occasionally assisting with setting up the rooms
- Checking the meeting rooms are ready for the next meeting
- Switchboard duties
- Liaising with clients and providing excellent customer service – going the ‘extra mile’ when the opportunity arises.
- Keeping reception area tidy
- Booking taxis and couriers, ordering flowers
- Stocktaking and administration
Of course this is summarised but it gives you a good idea.
Do ex-cabin crew make good receptionists?
Ex-cabin crew often make an easy transition from airline to corporate reception teams, because they have usually had excellent customer service training, work well in a team, have had to work in difficult, stressful environments while keeping friendly, calm and level-headed and take a pride in their appearance.
Read FOH Magazine for more information about changing your career and making the step from Cabin Crew to a Corporate Receptionist here Ex-Cabin Crew Jobs
Once again – please also see our receptionist guide-book
Who can be a Corporate Receptionist?
The ideal background would be
- A corporate receptionist (in London preferably)
- A member of the Cabin Crew from a reputable airline
- A hotel receptionist (in London preferably 4 or 5*)
- A receptionist (in London preferably)
- Other 5* Hospitality experience ie Harrods
- Other 5* receptions ie; exclusive restaurants, spas and country clubs
Moving up in front-desk management
Receptionist work is teamwork. And you could well find yourself moving higher in the team before long. Maybe as a Head Receptionist, Reception Manager or Front-of-House Manager, with its distinctly higher levels of responsibility – and pay.
At the top end of the corporate reception market, the opportunities for a satisfying career are unlimited.
How to get a corporate receptionist job… and then quickly get promoted!!!
Tips, tricks and truths about success in a front-of-house career
- Writing a CV that highlights your strengths
- Interview techniques that strike the right note
- The path to better pay and promotion
Strategies and tactics for the career-receptionist by an experienced FOH Manager with recent high-level experience in the field. Click Receptionist Interview advice & Receptionist Cover Letter – for this valuable information
Ever wondered how receptionists are chosen to become reception supervisors? Get the inside scoop from reception managers in the field
When it’s not busy…
When our receptionist has time, they look on the internet to see the pictures of the VIP clients arriving, so they know their names. They stand up when clients approach and greet them by name, which clients love (and often mention our receptionist to the CEO)
Including many true and amusing anecdotes which have happened to corporate receptionists in London. Click here FOHMagazine.
Front Of House Secrets
Also why not impress the boss with these innovative ideas for improving your reception area and the clients’ experience… Front Of House Secrets