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Receptionist/Front Line Administrator

The Building Centre is currently looking to employ a Receptionist/Front Line Administrator. Applications close on 12th April, 2019. 

Role of Receptionist/Front Line Administrator 

Outline of role

  • First impression negotiator! 

  • Face to face contact with the public - answering questions and directing visitors 

  • Telephone duties – directing calls and responding to queries  

  • Dealing with deliveries/post  

  • Venue Hire support – administration, answering emails and calls, directing clients visiting the building for events, supporting our ‘live chat’ forum.  Additionally, being a ‘front of house welcomer’ for our events 

  • Client support – managing a number of information accounts and maintaining relationships with account holders; prompting new business when possible 

  • Focus on forward facing – engaging with all callers 

Person Specification: 

  • Ability to project a friendly and professional manner both in person and on the telephone 

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise 

  • Outgoing and personable with sense of humour! 

  • Proficient in Office 365 (word, outlook, excel) 

  • Can think ‘on your feet’ and be adaptable 

  • Excellent level of spoken and written English 

  • Calm in the face of multi tasks 

  • Positive and confident 

About the Building Centre: 

The Building Centre was founded in 1931, born out of a building materials bureau at the Architectural Association. It opened its doors to the public at 158 New Bond Street where it provided material and product information to the industry and public, and held major exhibitions.  

The Building Centre opened in Store Street in 1951 where to this day it serves the industry and all those interested in the built environment providing a platform for the exchange and development of knowledge. 

The Building Centre is owned by the Built Environment Trust, an independent charitable organisation that provides support for educational, research and cultural activities.  

The evolving programme of events and free exhibitions aim to inspire and inform the sector and the public. We have galleries, a café and event spaces for hire and are open to the public.  

To apply, please sent a cover letter and CV to Anna Thompson, Operations Director at the Building Centre, athompson@buildingcentre.co.uk