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Receptionist - Full Time or Job Share Dobbies Head Office, Melville Nursery, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1AZ

We are currently recruiting for a Receptionist based at our Central Support Offices at Lasswade.  This vacancy will be considered either on a full time basis (36.25 hours per week) or on a job share basis (working hours will be 08:45 to 12:45 or 12:45 to 17:00) with full time cover being provided for holidays/absence as required.

Key Responsibilities include but will not be limited to:

  • Answering all incoming calls in a professional and friendly manner, dealing with all enquiries and/or directing the call to the appropriate manager/team member.
  • Provide a warm, courteous and professional welcome to all visitors to our offices.
  • Dealing with all the incoming mail in an efficient manner and distributing the mail to the appropriate areas/teams.
  • Franking of all outgoing mail and ensuring mail is ready to be uplifted at the collection time.
  • Assisting with the arrangement of all packages being sent by external couriers.
  • Assisting with set-ups of various meetings.
  • Booking of taxis as required for visitors or staff members.

As Receptionist you must possess a friendly and outgoing manner as well as a "can do" attititude.  You will be customer focussed with a willingness to help out as and when required in administrative work which may be required from time to time from other departments.

Skills and Attributes Required:

  • Experience of working in a Reception or office environment.
  • Good IT skills with a working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Good communicator - written and orally.
  • "Can do" attitude with the ability to respond to reactive situations.
  • Be able to work with minimal supervison.

What we offer 

This role attracts a competitive salary dependant on experience.  We offer 33 days annual leave which would be pro-rated for part timers, life assurance cover, a Company-contributed pension scheme, a fantastic staff discount and other benefits.

Do you think you've got what it takes to grow your career with Dobbies?  Are you passionate about putting the customer first?  Do you thrive on being part of a successful team that consistently delivers exceptional service?  If you have answered "Yes" then we want to hear from you.  Click apply now to send your CV and covering letter stating whether you wish full time or job share and if job share, which working hours would be most suitable.

About Dobbies

For 150 years, the Dobbies name has stood for quality horticulture.  During this time, we've been proud to provide the very best products and expert advice to gardeners throughout the UK.

Today, Dobbies is one of the UK's largest Garden Centre retailers.  We have 40 stores across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.  Naturally, we have one of the biggest and best ranges of quality plants and gardening equipment around.  You don't have to be an avid gardener to enjoy Dobbies because, as well as having everything to make your garden grow, we have everything you need to simply relax and enjoy your garden - and much more.

Dobbies Head Office
Melville Nursery, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1AZ

  • Job Ref DO2992
  • Branch Dobbies Head Office
  • Location Dobbies Head Office, Lasswade
  • Salary/Benefits Competitive Salary
  • Contract type Permanent
  • Hours Full Time
  • Shift pattern 08:45 to 17:00
  • Hours per week 36.25 hours per week
  • Posted date 04/11/2018
  • Closing date 06/12/2018