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Business Unit
Workplace, Arts & Culture
Closing date
Contract type
Full time
Employment type

Hours of Work


8:30 am - 5:00 pm, 1 hour lunch break


Overall Purpose of Job


As we move into a new era of work life, experience is everything.  Our Welcome Hosts are the first and last impression that people will have with our brand, and the brands of those we provide office space for.  Therefore, it is essential that a positive, memorable experience is delivered to all those walking through our doors.  The opportunities available to us connect and engage with our customers in new and exciting ways outside of the traditional receptionist duties make our roles more attractive to those with a passion for service running through them.  Avison Young are seeking to create thriving spaces that welcome everybody; informal meetings, social meetings, networking, and relaxation spaces, and we want our Welcome Hosts to be the wow differentiator within them.


You will be responsible for ensuring every user of our buildings is provided with an exceptional experience.  This role will predominantly be based out within the lobby floor ready to receive, triage and support incoming customers.


You will own the space around you, demonstrating pride in its appearance.  You will constantly seek and implement new ideas, initiatives, and facilities to create a community feel which provides encouragement to others to maximise use of the space.


Powered by people

  • We celebrate and embrace diversity
  • We encourage individuality in service excellence
  • We promote inclusivity in our actions


Putting people first in every choice we make

  • We support local employment in all regions
  • We provide a sense of belonging
  • We treat people as THEY wish to be treated


Driven by shared success

  • We collaborate with clients
  • We work together to get it done
  • Empowering people to achieve together

Creating positive impact

  • Active listening and attention to find the hidden service opportunity
  • Anticipating needs and delivering before asked
  • Helping people to be productive, prosperous, and positive


Spaces and places that improve lives, and help businesses thrive

  • Building communities that make a difference 
  • We impact the client journey at every stage
  • We consider the lifetime partnership value vs single ‘transaction’ opportunity
  • Creating moments that matter


Our values are inherent to the success of this role.  They are more than just words; they are the DNA that drives our culture and define how our people and services exceed expectations.  Along with our Behaviours Playbook, they are our ways of working together, delivering for others and our all-round ethos for life:


Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities



  • Provide a user focused service experience that is built on the foundations of exceeding expectations, making each and every visitor and employee feel important and valued,
  • Always demonstrate the behaviours set out in the ‘Behaviours Playbook’,
  • Welcome all users into the building in a warm, friendly, and efficient manner, supporting the onward journey where required,
  • Ensure you are knowledgeable about all occupiers within the building, and strive to build positive relationships with key contacts within each,
  • Continuously drive relationships and connectivity with all building users to better understand their views on changing needs and requirements of the service delivery, keeping aware of service trends and seeking solutions to introduce them into the everyday service,
  • Utilise technology to drive communication and community within your space,
  • Use autonomy given to take ownership of the welcome spaces, taking pride in appearance, and regularly reviewing innovative opportunity the space can accommodate,
  • Promote, manage, and maintain the use of touch down areas within the Welcome spaces as well as other facilities within the building / community as appropriate,
  • Where appropriate, provide waiting visitors with further support if needed,
  • Champion a ‘One Team’ approach with other service providers to ensure the service is seamless in appearance to the user,
  • Build and maintain a current, working knowledge of all FOH policies, procedures, systems and tools in order to provide building users with information as required,
  • View all challenges and complaints as an opportunity; seek to resolve the situation in a way that excels expectations, ensuring to escalate to your line manager where required,
  • Be an advocate for change, motivating and supporting others with the introduction of new initiatives,
  • Continuously seek and action feedback on service delivery and opportunity,
  • Play an active role in reviewing, and creating improvement plans from quarterly audit reports,
  • Network with your FOH colleagues around the UK, building relationships and supporting each other,
  • Offer input and perspective at team meetings, demonstrating reason and emotional intelligence,
  • Take an active role in the ‘Champions’ group meetings that you are assigned to, acting as the building representative when present and delivering back relevant information gained to your teammates,
  • Take an active role in training and supporting new FOH colleagues through their induction period,
  • Attend training courses as required, actively seeking to introduce learnings into everyday service,
  • Take charge of your own development, actively contributing to appraisals and seeking training opportunity,
  • Ensure Health and Safety requirements within your remit are monitored, escalating where appropriate ensuring that you do not endanger yourself or others in your working environment,
  • Ensure statutory compliance requirements within your remit are completed, to ensure site records remain complaint at all times,
  • Support the Facilities Management service delivery on site, with contractors inductions and management,
  • Ensure that all site security processes are followed and pass management process adhered to and any recharging information is collated,
  • Take an active role in supporting the on site emergency evacuations and a build a working knowledge of the site safety systems to provide building users with information and support as required,
  • Ensure compliance (zero tolerance policy) with all Avison Young policies, including but not limited to; GDPR, Bribery, Bullying and Harassment, and unconscious bias,
  • To portray yourself as an Ambassador for Avison Young at all times.


This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks.  Your day-to-day workstreams will include tasks not listed above and it is expected that you will demonstrate a positive, ‘can do’ approach to any other reasonable duties requested of you.  It is a live document and will be reviewed and reissued as appropriate in line with any changes to our service requirements.



Person Specifications 


  • Exudes passion for service delivery in their character,
  • Has a proactive, motivated, good natured personality,
  • Always communicates in a positive tone,
  • Possesses a very customer focused manner, confident in delivering exceptional services in all circumstances and environments,
  • Has a passion for technology and opportunity to utilise within service delivery environment,
  • Thrives in an environment where providing solutions is key to success, demonstrating creativity to problem solving,
  • Is a change advocate,
  • Forward thinking, and wants to continuously develop the service and themselves,
  • Excellent attention to detail – always seeking to find the hidden opportunity to wow,
  • Team player, supports all colleagues to achieve with a ‘One Team’ focus,
  • Maintains pride in personal appearance, following any guidelines set by the company.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Previous experience within a service delivery environment similar to hotels, airlines, etc. and confidence to demonstrate at interview,
  • Previous experience and comfort working with technology in service delivery, and possessing the ability to adapt to new technology as it is launched and confidence to demonstrate at interview,
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of, and previous experience of delivering, exceptional service at interview,
  • Confident communicator,
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office suite,
  • Fluent written and spoken English.