Receptionist - 6 month's contract

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Why choose us?

Choosing to work for SMS means choosing to make a difference. We are changing how businesses and consumers use energy for the better, helping achieve a greener, sustainable, and more affordable energy system for everyone. Through our range of innovative energy solutions, we are delivering the future of smart energy – working closely with private and public sector partners we are playing a critical role in transforming and decarbonising the UK economy by 2050. 

What's in it for you?

  • 25 personal holiday days per year (with additional 8 public holidays) increasing to 30 personal days after 5 years of service (includes options to buy and sell)
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption leave.
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee assistance service.
  • Medicash health plan offers a wide variety of benefits from cashback on everyday healthcare treatments like optical, dental and physio treatments. Discounted gym memberships and free 24/7 online GP.
  • Access to our Share Incentive Plan which allows you to become a shareholder in a tax-efficient way and benefit from the success of the company
  • Life Insurance (4 x annual salary)
  • Pension matching scheme (up to 5% of salary)
  • Developing our people is important to us - we support and encourage development by offering internal and external accredited courses, secondments and study support.


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What's the role?

As the first point of contact for visitors you will present a professional image of the business. Greeting visitors, accepting calls and handling all hotel/transport bookings and any associated administration duties. You will ensure that all processes and procedures within the facility are adhered. 

Working hours are Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.00pm in our Glasgow premises.


Key responsibilities:

  • Meeting and greeting clients/visitors to the office and announcing them appropriately
  • Maintain security by following company procedures and controlling access by issuing access cards/visitor passes when necessary
  • Providing a professional telephone manner when answering calls and transferring to the correct department
  • Sorting and distributing all post and ensuring it is given to the correct recipient
  • Franking mail and ensuring tracking numbers are provided if recorded/special delivery is required
  • Ensuring the Reception and meeting rooms are kept tidy at all times
  • Arranging and booking meeting rooms when required
  • Arranging lunch for clients/visitors when required
  • Co-ordinate travel and accommodation for senior management, engineers & staff on all sites when required


To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:

  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing 
  • Professionalism – Competent, reliable, honest and have a positive attitude
  • The ability to work effectively with other employee’s
  • The Ability to cope under pressure
  • Planning and Organising skills
  • Accountability – Taking personal responsibility for actions
  • Attention to Detail – Ability to spot and rectify errors
  • Proficient with IT systems including Microsoft Office  




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