Part-time Receptionist

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Part-time Receptionist

  • Post Date:2nd November 2022
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Job Description

Hours: Part Time – 25 hours per week, 1pm-6pm Mon-Fri
Department: Facilities
Reporting to: Facilities (Soft Services) Coordinator
Grade: 11
Salary: £22,915 per annum (pro-rata)
Base: Gravesend

What we are looking for:

The Facilities Management Team are based in Gravesend and we are seeking an enthusiastic, proactive, outgoing and confident person with excellent communication skills to provide a reception service including administrative duties as required. High organisational skills and a flexible nature.

You must be able to work on your own initiative and have good customer service skills, as the role will involve meeting and greeting all visitors and answering telephone calls in a prompt and professional manner, directly responding to enquiries or redirecting as appropriate. You will be responsible for issuing access cards to PLA premises for staff and contractors and be focal point for reception, this is to include ensuring the Reception environment/meeting rooms are always kept to a high standard.

A little bit about us:

The Port of London Authority [PLA] is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames, home to the UK’s biggest port and busiest inland waterway. The PLA is a self-financing Public Trust with responsibility for administering the UK’s premier port, maintaining the safety of navigation throughout its limits and for the conservancy of 95 miles of the tidal River Thames.

The river is set to play a key role in the UK’s move towards a Net Zero economy and in transforming urban logistics too.

The opportunities for the future are captured in the updated Thames Vision 2050, which has themes of Trading Thames, Destination Thames and Natural Thames. The priorities for action are safety, Net Zero transition, resilience, technological changes, access and inclusion.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the PLA at a time of growth and transformation, with the Vision setting a clear path for future development.

A little bit about you:

  • A good standard of education
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook
  • Experience using various types of equipment including computers, faxes and CCTV
  • Previous experience working on a busy reception and switchboard

Benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Private medical provision – Westfield Health
  • Generous pension
  • Onsite parking with electric charging
  • Membership to MyGymDiscounts
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme

Additional information

Full job description

For further information or an informal discussion contact; Carly Hawgood, Facilities (Soft Services) Coordinator on 07512 713186

To apply, please complete an application form (Word, PDF) and send it to

You are required to have a Right to Work in UK, as currently the PLA is not a sponsor employer, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.