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Administration Assistant

University of Kent - Tanglewood

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £23,144 to £24,533 Grade 4, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th February 2024
Closes: 5th March 2024
Job Ref: CS-298-24

If you have previous administrative experience, a friendly and proactive approach to customer service, a real passion for food and drink, and pride yourself on your organisational skills, this full-time, Administration Assistant role is a fantastic opportunity for you.

As a member of our Catering department’s team, you will provide comprehensive, end-to-end administrative support to various teams across the department. You will also manage, maintain, and manipulate data for a range of processes and systems. You will be largely self-managed responding to students and colleagues from across the University as well as visitors and external contacts on routine matters, ensuring a courteous and efficient response.

In return we offer our staff a range of excellent benefits including:

A friendly, open and collaborative working environment

Support in your development and wellbeing 

43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)

An excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions

On-campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery and food outlets, set among green, open space overlooking the Cathedral

Study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts

On-site parking.

As Administration Assistant you will:

Provide administrative support to various functions across the Catering department in the effective day-to-day administration of their section, working proactively to deliver assigned tasks without prompting 

Provide support in the organisation of meetings, events, and committees ensuring they run efficiently, producing minutes and ensuring outcomes/decisions are passed on for action

Liaise with contractors, as directed, in respect of technical queries that need to be forwarded on to managers. 

As Administration Assistant you will need:

GCSE English and Maths (Grade C/4 or above) or equivalent

Previous experience in a clerical role with good IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Office packages

Strong organisational and communication skills 

Experience of taking minutes and using and/or maintaining databases ensuring attention to detail

Excellent customer service skills.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact peopleserviceshr@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: CS-298-24

Further details:   

Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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