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Job Title: Administration/Receptionist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cardiff
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG283
Job Published: April 02, 2019 10:28

Job Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Administrator / Receptionist to join the team out of our Cardiff Office, in creating a sustainable first class provision of administration services to Wates on a full time basis.  


Your Key Accountabilities will include:


Act as the first point of contact for the general public and all levels of staff, including external contractors, suppliers and VIP visitors either face to face or by telephone.               

Assisting the team in maintaining and updating records, files and logbooks including Lost Property, Restricted key lists and transport delivery and collection information where required              

Opening and reading mail and taking relevant actions where appropriate, and answering the telephone and dealing with routine enquiries

Composing and sending correspondence

Co-ordinating and managing the diary of the team if required

Creating and maintaining efficient filing systems and document control 

General administrative duties including filing, faxing and photocopying

We are looking for you to already have experience in providing excellent administration to a team in a busy office. 


To be successful, you will have a professional attitude and appearance and be able to think on your feet when faced with various situations. You will have solid written and verbal communication, coupled with excellent organisational skills, and able to use MS office proficiently. 


A bit about us:


Wates is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.


Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, along with communities and the environment, run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.


We are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognized for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditations with C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People.


How to Apply:



Please make your current line manager aware that you are interested in this internal opportunity before applying. One of the Recruitment Team will then be in contact to discuss the role in more detail and advise of next steps.


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