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Receptionist

Employer
Womble Bond Dickinson
Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

Job Details

An excellent job opportunity has arisen for a Receptionist to join the team in our Leeds office on a full time, permanent basis.  Working hours will be 9.00am-5:00pm from Monday to Friday.  

You will also be required to help out with adhoc evening events within the firm and so some flexibility is required .

As a 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.

What will you be doing?

As the first point of contact you will be meeting and greeting all visitors whether its clients, contractors or employees. Other duties will include taxi booking, booking and coordinating meetings rooms, taking responsibility for ensuring all in-house functions run smoothly by ensuring the rooms are set up and ready for use and liaising with our catering team.  

You will also be assisting our switchboard as overflow where you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our callers receive prompt, courteous, and professional assistance.  You'll be screening calls and directing them to the appropriate departments, handling enquiries and taking accurate messages and ensuring timely delivery to the intended recipients.

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 job 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.

To be successful in this role, you'll need as a minimum:

  • Experience of working in a corporate reception or a professional services environment
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages
  • Experience of managing and prioritising your workload
  • Experience in greeting clients/personnel into the business

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!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring. 

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.

 

Company

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 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, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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