Receptionist & Office Management Assistant-Monday to Friday

  • Salary: £18.500
  • Location: London,
  • Start date: Immediate Start
  • Job Sector: , Receptionist
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job Ref: VAC-17586

Job Spec:

Receptionist and Office Management Assistant responsibilities will include operating the telephone switchboard, meeting, and greeting visitors to the press.

Organising incoming and outgoing deliveries, couriers, and post, performing all other defined reception duties, and providing support to the Office Manager.


Originally founded in New Haven Connecticut in 1908, our client has a unique position as the only American university press with a full-scale publishing operation in Europe.

Publishing serious non-fiction and fiction in translation, that contributes to a global understanding of human affairs.

Their diverse and prize-winning list includes numerous prestigious museum and gallery partnerships, the Pevsner architectural guides series, and books by globally respected authors.

Job Title:         Receptionist & Office Management Assistant

Department:  Administration

Reporting to: Office Manager

Contract:        Part time and permanent contract for 25 hours per week, 9:30am– 3pm Monday to Friday

Salary:            £18,572 per annum

Location:       Office-based, London WC1

The Receptionist role is to act as the professional, public interface, managing incoming & outgoing deliveries & post, and providing assistance to the Office Manager.

Will be based in offices on WC1, with convenient access to the Northern and Central lines as well as many bus routes.

The ideal Receptionist & Office Management Assistant will have the following essential & desirable skills:

  • excellent literacy and numeracy skills, and attention to detail
  • professional customer service orientation
  • good teamwork and communication skills
  • positive attitude, resilience, and assertiveness
  • initiative and reliability
  • familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, and Adobe Acrobat
  • an interest in books and publishing
  • administrative/reception experience is advantageous but not essential
  • high general standard of education
  • basic computer skills, and proficiency with Microsoft Office & Google Workspace


What can be offered in exchange is a generous package of benefits including accommodation deposit and travel loans, a cycle purchase scheme, a lively social scene, and a generous pension scheme.

As Co-organisers of the annual Bedford Square Arts Festival, the staff enjoy access to the Bedford Square gardens at lunchtimes throughout the summer months

Is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. We value, promote, and seek diversity.
In line with the requirements of the Asylum & Immigration Act 1996, applicants must either be eligible to work in the UK or must obtain a work permit prior to application.

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