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Receptionist Jobs in Shafton

Job Description

The primary task of a receptionist is to answer the phone, greet customers as they enter the company and help out a company with basic clerical duties and tasks. 

The Skills Required

To become a receptionist, you will need to have:

  • a friendly and confident personality
  • a smart appearance
  • good spoken and written communication skills
  • the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • the ability to be polite but firm when dealing with difficult, impatient or upset people
  • good organisational skills
  • basic IT skills
  • the ability to follow safety and security procedures, and put them into effect
  • the ability to use office equipment such as switchboards, fax machines and photocopiers
  • an interest in the work of the organisation

Qualifications

You may not need any formal qualifications to start work as a receptionist, although some employers will prefer you to have GCSEs, particularly in English and maths. IT skills like word processing, and the ability to use the internet and email may also be helpful.

Good customer care skills and an excellent telephone manner could also give you an advantage when looking for work.

​Shafton is a civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, England, on the border with West Yorkshire. At the 2001 census it had a population of 2,840,[1] increasing to 3,447 at the 2011 Census.[2] The parish contains the villages of Shafton and Shafton Two Gates. Shafton Two Gates takes its name from the two roads that enter Shafton at this point. The etymology derives from the Old Norse word gata, the equivalent of the modern English word road. The two roads in question are both ancient and locally important. The more southerly of the two is the road between Pontefract and Barnsley, this section of which was made into Turnpike in 1833,[3] with a turnpike gate which was sited slightly to the east of the modern roundabout serving the Cudworth Parkway and Engine Lane. The second more northerly road, is the old Salter's road that runs from Shafton Two Gates via the North Field of Cudworth (Weetshaw Lane) through to Carlton where it continued towards Smithies and eventually up through Penistone to the Salter's Brook Bridge which marked the ancient boundary between Yorkshire and Cheshire at Longdendale (these days the boundary is between the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley and Derbyshire). This was an ancient packhorse route. Shafton is easily accessible with the A628 running straight through the heart of it.

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