Jobs, Apprenticeships & Kickstart

Admin Assistant - Faculty Support (Engineering & Informatics) - University of Bradford (Kickstart Placement)

Main Purpose:

To assist in providing a customer-focused, comprehensive, and efficient support administration service to colleagues within the Faculty and to staff and managers within the wider University.

To be involved in a broad range of support activities; ensuring working practices comply with statutory requirements and incorporate best practice.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to providing a flexible and high-quality administration service to the support function and respond to queries with support from colleagues.
  • Work as part of a team in supporting the administration duties deemed necessary within the demands of the business within the Faculty.
  • Work proactively alongside Faculty colleagues to ensure that appropriate office cover support is arranged during periods of absence.
  • General office duties to include; Faculty event/meeting scheduling, collating documentation for meetings and taking notes if requested, scanning, filing and photocopying documents, archiving Faculty records, receiving and greeting visitors as required, provide support for departmental events as and when required
  • Attend team meetings and contribute to suggestions for improvement to working practices as necessary.

Weekly Wage: Minimum Wage – dependent on age
Employer Name & Location: University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, BD7 1DP 
Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time: 25 Hours per week, Monday to Friday. To be agreed on Appointment.
Number of vacancies & closing date for applications: 1 Vacancy, Ongoing
Duration – Perm / temp: 6 Months

Essential skills, experience and qualifications:

  • GCSE English and Maths at grades A* to C
  • Able to demonstrate experience in administration processes and procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email. Experience of responding to customer queries and dealing with such issues in a confidential manner when required.
  • Excellent written and oral communications–detail focused, accurate, clear
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team Excellent interpersonal skills.

Details of employability support (training opportunities/mentor):

  • Central and local induction
  • On the job training
  • Access to various training courses by University’s People Development Team

If you are interested in this Kickstart Placement, aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit, please contact your DWP work coach at your local Job Centre Plus to go through the application process for this placement.