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Receptionist Jobs in Stratford Upon Avon

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.

​Stratford-upon-Avon, commonly known as just Stratford, is a market town and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon district, in the county of Warwickshire, England. It is situated on the River Avon, 91 miles (146 km) north-west of London, 22 miles (35 km) south-east of Birmingham and 8 miles (13 km) south-west of Warwick. The estimated population in 2007 was 25,505 increasing to 27,445 at the 2011 census. The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as the birthplace and gravesite of playwright and poet William Shakespeare, and receives approximately 2.5 million visitors a year. The Royal Shakespeare Company resides in Stratford's Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Stratford is 22 miles (35 km) from the UK's second largest city, Birmingham, and is easily accessible from junction 15 of the M40 motorway. The 7 miles (11 km) £12 million Stratford Northern Bypass opened in June 1987 as the A46. Stratford-upon-Avon railway station has good rail links from Birmingham (Snow Hill station and Moor Street station) and from London, with up to seven direct trains a day from London Marylebone. Stratford-upon-Avon Parkway railway station opened on 19 May 2013 to the north of the town.

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