Receptionist – Vibrant investment firm – £27,000 – £30,000 per annum – 6 month contract – ASAP start


Private Equity

A dynamic, young forward-thinking investment firm are looking for a people-focused, friendly receptionist to join their front-of-house team. This is not your typical, stuffy investment bank. Offices are creative and stylish. Culture is at the focus of all they do.

The receptionist will handle client-facing duties as well as general office management tasks and uphold their values as the face of the company. When clients walk into their office, they want them to find an approachable team member and a helping hand. The ideal candidate has previous reception experience, excellent communication and multitasking skills, a positive attitude and a strong work ethic.

Full-time hours. Five days a week in their offices (near Barbican station). Hours 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday. 8am to 5pm, Friday. This position will begin ASAP so candidates who are available immediately are preferred. The role is offered on a 6 month contract basis with the potential to extend.

Main Duties:

Engage with clients in a warm and efficient manner, whether over the phone or in person at reception

Ensure compliance with health and safety requirements and procedures for anyone entering the building

Maintain correct levels and of client refreshments and coffee making facilities front of house

Distribute mail to relevant departments and receive outgoing mail accordingly, keeping record of outgoing deliveries for tracking purposes. Maintaining the franking machine and keeping on top of postage updates with Royal Mail

Update various excel spreadsheets including staff changes, business card details, CEO birthday lists and credit card expenditure

Share daily calendar updates to the Intranets Hub regarding social events and weekly meetings

Make travel arrangements for staff and clients when needed using our business accounts with Addison Lee and train lines

Manage the meeting rooms including looking ahead in the diary to foresee busier periods and adjusting accordingly, keeping them clean and tidy and ensuring the correct IT equipment, refreshments and supplies are in place

Liaise with catering companies to supply business breakfasts, lunches and events and dealing with the resulting invoices

Office Management:

Maintain groceries in the main staff kitchen. This includes liaising with the relevant companies regarding servicing of equipment, and managing the cleaning contract

Regularly order office supplies and deal with suppliers making sure correct levels of stationery etc. are maintained. Review quotes and shortlist the most cost effective to accounts

Maintain office contracts, e.g. the confidential waste

Support the maintenance team to ensure staff well-being on the floor, e.g. air conditioning, blinds

Assist organising social events for the firm

Building Management:

Manage the online booking portal for any external visitors entering the building, loading bay and our parking spaces

Supply Building Management and the Security Team with new staff information, ensure they are registered onto our system and provided passes; communicate with our IT Department to give relevant access

Provide the Technical Services Manager correct and detailed RAMS reports when booking in Contractors and give sufficient information and time for the Landlord’s approval


Pension Scheme

Private Medical Insurance Scheme (single cover)

Life Assurance Cover (4x salary)

Private GP service

Travel Insurance

Subsidised Gym Membership

Biennial Health Assessment

Cycle to Work scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

Annual eye test contribution

Breakfast and snacks

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