Pan Macmillan

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  • £26,500 a year

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time


6 Briset St, EC1M 5NR, London, London EC1M


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  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Gym membership
  • Private medical insurance
  • Season ticket loan

Full job description

Your team:
The Facilities team is a small and friendly group of five people who are passionate about creating an enjoyable work environment for both staff and visitors.

Pan Macmillan prides itself not just on winning industry awards and publishing the bestselling books in the market, but also on the well-being and satisfaction of our people. Through record-breaking growth over the last decade, Pan Macmillan has remained small enough to enable a collegiate and friendly feel, whilst large enough to compete at a very high level with the other big publishers in the field.

Your role:
We have an exciting opportunity for a Receptionist to join our Front of House / Facilities team at Pan Macmillan at our offices in Farringdon, London. You will be working on a broad range of reception and administration tasks, managing the switchboard and the helpdesk. You will be the first point of contact and an information point for our guests and colleagues. Reporting to the Head of Facilities, you will work closely with the other Receptionist and with teams both internally and externally.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Welcoming guests and building relationships with returning authors/agents/visitors
  • Answering all calls in a warm and friendly manner
  • Developing a good knowledge of the reception environment
  • General upkeep of the reception area
  • Providing administrative support to the Head of Facilities
  • Logging and following up on facilities issues, maintaining the helpdesk and liaising with contractors and suppliers
  • Acting as an information point for both staff and visitors

Essential experience and knowledge you’ll need to succeed:

  • Highly organised and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. Able to be flexible during busy times as well as being self-motivated during quieter times
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Collaborative, with strong communication skills.
  • Enjoy being helpful to others
  • The ability to have a positive impact on the people you interact with, leaving them with a memorable experience
  • You want to be part of a team that works hard, supports each other and has fun along the way

Desirable skills we’d love you to have:

  • Prior experience in a front-of-house environment where you’ve gained switchboard experience
  • A passion for reading
  • Have used or are familiar with Google for Work (Gmail/google applications)
  • Microsoft Applications

What you’ll get in return:
In return we can offer you a range of great projects, a supportive and collaborative working environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Salary: £26,500

Closing Date: 7 April 2024


Some of the benefits we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave increasing with years of service + bank holidays
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Discounted private medical insurance
  • Group income protection scheme
  • Enhanced family pay and leave
  • 2 Volunteer Days per year
  • 75% off all Pan Macmillan books and regular staff book sales (highly reduced rates)
  • Season ticket loan/advance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts on shopping, Tastecard+ and gym memberships; Christmas club savings
  • Daily free breakfast and monthly company lunch

This is a full time, permanent role, and will be based in our offices in Farringdon, London.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for this role.

At Pan Macmillan, we are highly committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at every level of our organisation. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. Our efforts to promote DE&I are ongoing, and we continually strive to learn and improve our policies and practices. You can read our full Diversity & Inclusion Pledge here

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