Salary range: £19,760 – £26,353 p.a. (depending on skills and experience)

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm (1-hour lunch)

Holidays: 25 per year plus Bank Holidays (rising with length of service)

Benefits: contributory pension scheme, private healthcare and cash plan, group life policy


St John’s Buildings is one of the largest barristers’ chambers in the country and we pride ourselves on providing an excellent standard of client services and care. We have beautiful premises on St John Street in Manchester which we seek to maintain and present to a high standard.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional receptionist/telephonist to present an excellent first impression to callers and visitors to Chambers. This role is split between our telephone switchboard room and front of house reception, and forms part of a small ‘first point of contact’ team in our Manchester site. This team also looks after conference facilities, ensuring meeting rooms are appropriately allocated, refreshments prepared and set out and rooms are cleaned down and prepared for following meetings.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced, friendly, well presented and efficient telephonist and/or receptionist who enjoys working in a fast-paced, professional environment. Excellent communication skills, experience of carrying out a similar role in a professional services organisation, and a flexible attitude are essential.

To apply for the role, please write with completed application and equal opportunities forms (available below) by post or email to For an informal discussion about the role, contact Diane Lees on 0161 214 1500.

Prompt applications are encouraged as we will close the job for applications as soon as we have a suitable shortlist of candidates for interview.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and operate an equal opportunities approach.

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