A good receptionist is a key part of any business, and is often underestimated in the role they play and the impact they have in an office. The reception area of a company reflects the brand, the style, the staff and the work the company do, and it is crucial that the right impression is made and the one you want to convey. The receptionist is the first person any visitor will come into contact with, and their manner, professionalism, presentation and warmth all reflect on your brand. Receptionists are responsible for answering calls, so they must be articulate, friendly and have bags of common sense, be able to screen calls and maximise your time with the callers you need and want. They are responsible for meeting rooms, so they must be organised, and have the strength of character to effectively manage and prioritise premium space in the office. They must be well presented, calm and people focussed; a receptionist who remembers a name and something about a regular visitor will always make a lasting impression and make key people you work with feel valued and important when they arrive. A good receptionist will take pride in the reception area they manage. Neglected plants and flowers, messy newspapers and magazines, and unkempt seating all serve to downgrade your brand before a person has even met anyone. A friendly, professional person to take your coat, offer you a drink and let you know that your arrival has been announced is invaluable and not to be underestimated.

The recruitment process to search for good receptionists in the London employment market is key, as it must factor in many attributes that are not always immediately evident on CVs. A bright, personable, well presented, articulate and professional person does not always come across on a CV, and in a buoyant job market, it requires exceptional recruitment experience to filter the best talent. The Bain and Gray interview registration process allows us to spend time with the candidates, find out what motivates them, and gives us a unique insight into their professionalism and abilities through our expertise and experience. This enables us to give you the best shortlist for your vacancy, ensuring you meet only the highest calibre and don’t waste your time. All candidates meet more than one consultant when they register, which allows different opinions and competency based interview styles to screen the candidates, and also allows the team to brainstorm effectively in searches. This allows us to shortlist our candidates in a way that a database is simply not able to.

The meeting our Consultants have with you at your London office prior to a search is crucial. It maximises our understanding of your business, how it works, who your clients are, the footfall through your reception area, the nature and level of the visitors; and it also allows us to gain a unique insight into the ‘fit’ that is so key to the search for your perfect receptionist. They are ‘the face’ of your company and they are your brand personified. This cannot be underestimated and we are experts in seeking out the very best talent for your office and reception area.

We work on a true one to one basis giving you a bespoke service based on a thorough understanding of your business ethos.  We look deeper than a Job Brief, we look at office culture, personalities and your needs to ensure the perfect match in the shortest time.

Please feel free to contact us on 020 7036 2030 to discuss your recruiment needs.

Listed below are our latest receptionist vacancies in London:


We are working with one of our favourite clients to find a proactive and warm Receptionist for their beautiful central London office.

Location: West End, Mayfair Pay: £22,000 - £25,000 Job role: Receptionist Job type: Permanent

Our client, a well know sports organisation are looking for office support on a temporary basis. We are looking for a well-presented candidate with previous admin experience who is able to work at a fast pace.

Location: SW London Pay: £10-£12 per hour + holiday pay Job role: Administrator, Receptionist Job type: Temporary

Location: Mayfair Pay: £10-£12 per hour + holiday pay Job role: Receptionist Job type: Temporary

Are you a super star receptionist looking to find a new challenge? We have a lovely reception role working at a top London Consultancy. The role will be based on their front desk alongside one other receptionist.

Location: City Pay: £28,000 - £30,000 Job role: Receptionist Job type: Permanent

Our client is looking for an experienced receptionist to cover for them next week. We are looking for someone professional, well-presented and confident who will be able to hit the ground running.

Location: Mayfair Pay: £10 per hour + holiday pay Job role: Receptionist Job type: Temporary

We are looking for an extremely well presented and client facing Reception Team Assistant to work at a hugely successful Global and Professional company, based in the heart of Mayfair.  You will be the first point of contact for all their clients and guests, therefore you will need to be confiden

Location: Mayfair Pay: £22,000 - £24,000 Job role: Receptionist Job type: Permanent

Are you currently working as a Receptionist within Hospitality and looking to work ‘in house’ for a boutique Investment Company?  We are looking for a dedicated Receptionist who has a background in hospitality to work at an extremely successful and highly reputable company within the heart of cen

Location: West End, Mayfair Pay: £23,000 - £25,000 Job role: Receptionist Job type: Permanent

We have a number of fantastic temporary opportunities ranging from Reception to Senior EA positions. Our temp roles can range from a few weeks long to ongoing, temp to perm or fixed term contracts.

Location: West End, Mayfair, City Pay: £10.00-£20.00 per hour + holiday pay Job role: Executive Assistant, PA, Office Manager, Administrator, Receptionist Job type: Temporary

Receptionists needed for temporary assignment, varying lengths and salaries. If you’re looking for float reception works (returning to clients throughout the year) then please apply today!

These assignments work well if you have your own business/ are an actor/ artists etc.

Location: West End, City Pay: £10-12 per hour Job role: Receptionist Job type: Temporary