School Receptionist

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Job Description

To serve as the first contact person to the school, the receptionist ensures positive customers satisfaction during all interactions with existing and potential parents, visitors, staff and students.


  • Provide the full range of information within the category requested (location, curriculum, admission procedure – including the booking of tours, tour information, administration, structure etc..) to ensure the delivery of a quality customer service experience to all callers or visitors to the school.
  • Respond to telephone calls and enquiries courteously and be able to direct calls to appropriate school personnel as part of the customer service provision for the school.
  • Relate courteously with visitors and provide the appropriate welcome to the school to ensure a positive customer service experience.
  • Maintain a caller and visitor database to track volumes on a monthly basis and act as a source of marketing for lead generation.
  • Complete administration and secretarial tasks as assigned to support the broader Front of House team to achieve their objectives.
  • Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures and codes of conduct are followed at all times.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.


  • A minimum one-year experience working as a receptionist or in a customer service focused role.
  • Effective communicator (written and spoken)
  • Interpersonal skills, able to operate in a diverse environment
  • Ability to multi-task and cope with peaks of demand
  • Proficient secretarial and computer skills
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office an advantage


Highschool Diploma