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Receptionist/ Administrator (Temporary – Maternity Cover)

  • Location:Birmingham
  • Salary:Competitive
  • Closing date:01/10/2018

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

• Meet and greet visitors in a professional friendly manner
• Answering telephone calls, dealing with enquiries promptly and politely
• Working closely with project managers to ensure invoicing is raised in a timely manner, logging invoices on internal systems, administering invoice forecasts
• Liaising with project managers to ensure queries from clients are dealt with smoothly and efficiently
• Supporting the technical staff by providing administrative duties such as typing reports and letters, formatting documents
• Setting up projects using bespoke internal systems (Coretime) and providing summaries to Finance
• Stock control management including stationary and general offices supplies (print cartridges, tea, coffee, liaison with cleaner, etc.)
• Logging of incoming and outgoing post including recorded delivery, franking, arrangement of couriers
• Regular and efficient filing of paper records/archiving electronic documents
• Filing, scanning, binding and photocopying
• Responsibility for the ongoing fire alarm and evacuation checks
• Recycling of office consumables, paper waste
• Forwarding staff training certificates to HR department
• Audits of internal project folders to ensure compliance with business requirements
• Logging and monitoring utility usage on an ongoing basis
• Ordering of lunches, providing refreshments for meetings, setting meeting room up (cleaning and tidying) before and after meetings
• Office first aid representative and fire marshal
• Providing holiday cover for other members of the team
• Ad hoc duties as and when required to support technical staff.

Personal Specification:

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic individual who in joining the team will ideally hold the necessary skills to hit the ground running:

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise your work
  • The ability to think on your feet and use your initiative
  • Proactive approach to supporting the management and operational needs of the office
  • This is a dynamic role that requires an adaptable, committed and flexible approach to your work
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exceptional oral and written skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills with the ability to multi-task.


  • Previous experience of working within a construction / consulting sector would be advantageous
  • Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.


• Competitive salary
• Birthday off work!
• Holiday purchase scheme
• Health cash plan scheme
• Employee Assistance programme
• Pension scheme
• Training and development
• Sponsorship of professional membership

To apply

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to Please also state your current salary and notice period when applying for this vacancy.

Please note interviews are to be held on 9th & 10th October 2018.