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Receptionist (part time)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th March 2019

  • Advertised from 12th March 2019
  • 21 hours per week (working days to be agreed as part of a rota, does include weekends Saturday and Sunday) 9 Month Maternity cover. Salary: £8.63ph - £9.50ph.


We are looking to recruit an experienced and reliable person to join our reception team.

You will play a vital role in the daily operations of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. As our customers’ first point of contact you will be expected to deliver a service which is friendly, welcoming, and informative both in person and on our busy phone lines. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills are key to success in the role.

The right applicant will be someone who can complete tasks thoroughly and effectively ensuring a high quality of work in a busy environment with frequent distractions. An ability to multi-task various projects and assignments while also serving customers and answering calls is essential. We are looking for a pro-active individual with strong administration and computer skills and a “can do” attitude.

It is vital that you can respect the confidentiality of our customers and can use your judgment in difficult situations. An understanding and awareness of rehoming centres and general animal welfare is advantageous, a desire to learn is essential.

Application notes

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form available on our website and send it to

We regret that due to the high volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge every application. Please bear in mind that if you are selected for an interview we will contact you within 2 weeks from the closing date.