Temporary Reception - City Centre

Office Angels have an urgent requirement for a Temporary Receptionist to support our client based in Edinburgh City Centre. The ideal candidate will enjoy being the face and voice of the company, have a high level of presentation and have previous customer services experience as a Receptionist.

We are considering candidates who are available immediately.

As a receptionist you will be the first point of contact for the company, and you will provide administrative support across the organisation. You will handle the flow of people through the business and ensure that all reception responsibilities are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.

Hours of work are 9.00-17.00 - Monday to Friday.

Duties will include:

  • Dealing with all incoming calls in a prompt and professional manner

  • Greeting, welcoming, directing and announcing all visitors and calls (with social distancing in mind)

  •  Answer, screen and forward any incoming phone calls while providing basic information when needed

  • Receive and sort daily deliveries/mail/couriers

  • Maintain security by following procedures and controlling access (monitor logbook, issue visitor badges)

  • Liaise with facilities regarding any required office maintenance

  • Update appointment calendars and schedule meetings and appointments

  • Maintain meeting room equipment and ensure rooms are set up

  • Perform other general administration tasks such as filing, photocopying, collating, etc

  • Maintain inventory of office stationery


  •  Have previous experience of running a busy reception area

  • Understand the Health & Safety procedures and set an example to other staff members

  • Have an excellent telephone manner in addition to being articulate and courteous

  • Provide a friendly welcome and create an excellent impression of the client's organisation

  • Have the ability to multi-task and be flexible in approach to daily duties

  •  Intermediate IT skills i.e. Windows, Excel, MS Outlook, Communicator, PowerPoint.

  • Ability to work as both a team member and in a stand-alone position

  • Strong initiative and proactive working manner

Working as a temp is an ideal way of exploring different job roles and industries. It's also gives you control of your own work/life balance. Here are just some of the benefits you can expect when you become part of the Office Angels team:

  • Employed directly with Office Angels, meaning we're always on hand to ensure you're being well looked after

  • Access to discount vouchers with many high street brands

  • Eye care vouchers and money towards glasses should you require them for VDU purposes

  • We can search for permanent work whilst you're in assignments and offer expert interview support and advice

  • Weekly pay

  • Pension scheme option (with employer contributions)

  • 28 days paid annual leave (Based on a weekly accrual)

  • Statutory Sick Pay in the unfortunate event you find yourself under the weather

  • Access to our assistance programme that provides free, confidential and independent advice on a range of issues including grief, stress and legal issues

  • Should you wish to pursue a different career path, we have several sister businesses which cover almost every sector and specialism

We're proud to say our consultants are experts in recruitment and are more than happy to discuss the benefits in more detail; please contact us for more information.

If you are interested in this role and wish to be considered please click apply!

Office Angels acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Office Angels UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Angie Ritchie