Receptionist/Office Administrator

We are an RIBA Chartered Architectural practice of eleven people providing services in North Devon. We are looking for a person with:
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a pleasant and professional telephone manner.
• Proficient IT skills including MS Word, Excel, Internet, and e-mails (some knowledge of Sage would be an advantage but not essential).
• Good organisational skills, and an ability to adhere to office systems and policies.
• A desire to work in a busy office as part of a team.
• Great customer care skills.
Full-time contract: Monday -Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm with ½ hour for lunch.
Salary: £17,000-18,000 plus pension.
Holiday entitlement: 25 days plus bank holidays.

Job description

• To provide the public face and first point of contact for clients and others approaching the practice and maintain client relationships; (once Covid restrictions ease, this will include meeting and greeting clients when they attend meetings in the office).
• To provide support for all staff in their day-to-day work.
• To answer and forward phone calls.
• To ensure the office is adequately resourced by maintaining stock and stationery supplies.
• To maintain office project files, archives and data storage / retrieval systems.
• To submit Planning and Building Regulation applications under the guidance of the Practice Manager.
• To attend meetings and take minutes to distribute throughout staff.
• To sort, distribute, scan and file incoming post, organise and send outgoing post.
• To organise calendars, book meetings, both internally and externally.
• To book staff travel and accommodation requirements.
• To carry out other general day to day admin and housekeeping tasks to assist with the smooth running of the practice.

In-house training and support will be provided by the Practice Manager and Accounts Manager. If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV to Closing date 24th May 2021.

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