Administrative Assistant

Posted 25 January 2023
Salary Up to £12.33 per hour + paye
Job type Temporary
DisciplineBuilt Environment
Contact NameSusan Ferguson

Job description

Administrative Assistant

Temporary until June 2023

Rate of pay £12.33 per hour

Hours of work - 37 per week, Monday to Friday

This role contributes administrative support across a range of activities within the faculty, and provides dedicated support to senior Professional Services colleagues, Head of Division, and academic staff.

Qualifications, experience and attributes:

  • Good educational background (at least HND level) or equivalent professional experience
  • Proven experience in administration, preferably in the Education sector
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience of operating Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Outlook)
  • Experience of working in a busy, customer-focused administrative environment
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise a demanding workload
  • Resilient with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, while maintaining high standards of quality and accuracy
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including colleagues, students, academics and professional services staff
  • Ability work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience of dealing with confidential issues with tact, diplomacy and sensitivity
  • Demonstrable ability to identify problems and propose solutions
  • Creative and positive attitude with a commitment to service quality
  • Flexible and a willingness to learn and develop
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.