Senior Administrator / Assistant (part-time)

Recruiter
JC Consulting
Location
Biggleswade
Salary
£40,000 - £49,999
Posted
07 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Our client is a management consultant looking for a temporary Senior Administrator/Personal Assistant to support them with their Home Office administration. This role is temporary cover while they recruit a permanent assistant.

They are offering an excellent rate to attract the right candidate. This is around £25 per hour. Core hours are 4-6 hours (3 afternoons) plus option for up to 4 hours overtime per week. Exact working times to be mutually agreed. The contract is for 3 months. It may be extended depending on the time taken to recruit a permanent assistant. There is also scope for a successful temporary assistant to apply for the permanent role.

The environment is hard-working and high performance. It is also friendly and professional. The work can be varied and very interesting.

Role Responsibilities
• Maintaining accurate contact databases (Word and Excel). Regular updates made working with client, using short audio/typed notes. This is not just data inputting. Over time, the successful candidate will need to identify errors / inconsistencies with updates and scope for process improvements.
• Creating emails and letters from client notes (typed). Also proofreading of correspondence drafted by client.
• Some assistance with online research
• Filling in paper forms for official bodies
• Accurate paper and electronic filing
• General ad-hoc administration duties
• Regular reconciliation of bank and credit card statements with the client
• Creating regular short management reports with the client to monitor expenditure
• Limited driving /support for client to local shops, post office etc.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
• Good graduate (2:2 minimum) from traditional university. Vocational degree preferred.
• Proven office professional (e.g. Administrator, PA, Secretary) with experience of working at senior level, one to one
• Background in professional sectors strongly preferred e.g. management consulting, professional services (legal, finance), bulge-bracket financial services
• Current / recent experience in a small office working one to one
• Good knowledge of administration systems
• Good ability to complete work to agreed timescales and standards
• Good reading, written and verbal communication skills
• Good level of numeracy
• Proficiency in Ms Word and MS Excel on a computer not Mac (MS Office 2010 preferred)

Soft Skills
• A ‘can-do’ attitude is the most valuable attribute that the successful candidate can offer
• High standard of personal integrity and trustworthiness
• Commitment to producing work to good professional standards and to agreed timescales
• Good attention to detail
• Good problem-solving skills

Additional Information
• Good rail links – near Biggleswade Station which is on the London Kings Cross to Peterborough line
• Good road links – 5 minutes from A1. The client site is commutable from most of Hertfordshire, down to St Albans in the south.
• This role could suit a senior office professional who can offer a high level of motivation, capability and commitment to fulfil this critical role.
• This role is unlikely to suit a candidate with fixed afternoon commitments e.g. school run, lectures as overtime is sometimes needed.

Please apply with CV in Word format and short covering note stating why you are interested in this role.

Closing date: Extended to Monday 12 February 2018. The job will be closed earlier if a suitable candidate is recruited

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