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Reception Team Leader (EBTL)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for an experienced Reception Team Leader to join our fantastic team of friendly and supportive Rapport Ambassadors, based in Canary Wharf. Our client is a climate finance leader, and you will play a crucial role in delivering exceptional but warm customer service, supporting the Switchboard services during busy periods and periods of absence. Professionalism, desire to learn, excellent communication skills and genuine passion for customer service are key to this role.

If you are a Corporate Receptionist with at least 1 year of experience in the role who is now looking for stepping up, or Reception Team Leader who is looking for a new opportunity, this may be the role for you!

This is a full-time, permanent role (40 hours per week), working Monday – Friday on a shift rota basis from 7 AM to 7 PM as per the client’s needs. The position comes with excellent discounts in our on-site staff restaurant.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Guest Services Manager with the smooth operation of services and deputising in their absence
  • Continuously engaging with the team to ensure high levels of productivity
  • Proactively assisting with all client requests in a professional, efficient, friendly and timely manner, ensuring all business requirements are dealt with promptly and professionally
  • Supporting the front-of-house team with the day-to-day operations

The ideal candidate will:

  • Share our Rapport values: Create Rapport, Be Brilliant, Innovative Spirit, Walk Tall and Stronger Together
  • Be able to create immediate Rapport with key stakeholders at any level
  • Have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of the team
  • Be highly organised, with passion for delivering high standard service and going the extra mile
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment with a varied workload

About the Company

Why Rapport?

Our people come first, and we are committed to developing you and offering a number of fantastic professional and personal development opportunities. We have a suite of over 50 training workshops and a number of Leadership programmes to support you with your development and career progression within Rapport.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and inclusion within the workplace, and we celebrate everyone’s differences and diverse backgrounds. We have created a number of Employee Networks as part of our “Be Yourself at Rapport” programme, to create a safe space for our Ambassadors to connect and collaborate, ensuring we champion diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

Our Ambassador’s mental and physical wellbeing is very important to us, and we continue to have a real focus on providing the varied support and initiatives for our teams to get involved in.

Rapport is also a Disability Confident Employer and we have a number of partnerships with external organisations providing job opportunities within the company for people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Some of the benefits you will have access to:

  • Refer a friend Scheme
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to our Perks at Work Benefits Portal for various discounts
  • WOW Awards to celebrate our brilliant Ambassadors nominated for their exceptional service by our guests and clients
  • One Paid Day for Charity Work

About the Company

Rapport is an award winning, specialist company that provides corporate organisations with a range of fully managed front and back of house guest services. Our tailored services are provided to clients in all major cities in the UK and Ireland and in key locations in the US and Hong Kong.

We are very proud to count some of the UK’s most forward-thinking, blue-chip companies as our clients, from small boutique firms to large multi-site international corporations, all with a common goal to provide excellent Customer Service.

Our most prestigious awards include:

  • In the 2021 ‘Best Companies to work for’ awards, Rapport was recognised as being the Best Company to Work for in the U.K. Business Services Sector, Rapport was recognised as the second Best (Large) Company to Work for in the UK and third Best Company to Work for in London (all categories and company sizes).
  • We were awarded three stars from ‘Best Companies’, their ultimate accolade, in 2021 signifying a ‘World Class’ company.
  • Top 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality in 2021 winner.
  • Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion at HR in Hospitality Awards 2019

Rapport is a part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, a FTSE 100 company. Please visit our website,, for further information and before applying to learn more about Rapport and our clients.

We will contact applicants within 5-7 workings days. Rapport job adverts always gain a high response rate, but we do review all applications. Please check your inbox and your junk/spam folder for our response to your application. Due to high application volumes, we recommend that you do not apply for more than one role at any time. Please ensure you apply for the role that best matches your experience.