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Senior Administrator/Team PA - Milton Park

Ref: 326 Date Posted: Wednesday 06 Sep 2017

Where will I be working?

In a highly innovative, interesting environment, a fast-paced culture with an inclusive friendly working environment. Modem offices with an excellent employee benefits package await.

What will I be doing?

This role requires a strong Senior Administrator/PA looking to be part of a team environment. You will provide administrative support to Senior Research Leaders, working as part of the Executive Assistant (EA) team.

Duties will include:

  • Providing general administrative support to specified Senior Research Leaders including meeting organisation (including meeting room set up / tidy up, catering organisation and maintenance of meeting room supplies), greeting external visitors at Reception, answering calls, diary and email management and general administrative tasks
  • All US travel and conference organisation/bookings for all UK staff
  • Providing ad-hoc cover for Reception staff including lunch-time, short-term sickness and short-term holidays
  • Monitoring stationery stock level and ordering for the Corporate / EA area including printer/ copier toners and business cards. Maintenance of the company credit card including reconciliation of statements
  • Providing support to the wider EA team during busy periods including support with Executive Team meetings, Board meetings, New Starter lunches and providing cover for the Senior EA. Liaising and working with the Executive Assistant team based in the US and assisting members of staff from our US office when visiting the UK
  • Providing support with ad-hoc Research events / meetings / projects including organising / scheduling monthly Internal Research Talks, Company Coffee mornings and organising scientific training days

What skills and qualification are required?


  • Qualifications: Minimum 5 GSCE’s including English Language at Grade C or above.
  • Previous experience of working in an office environment.
  • IT Key Skills Level 2 or equivalent
  • To proactively contribute as a key team player and work independently.
  • Must be reliable and conscientious whilst displaying flexibility supporting senior staff.
  • Well organised and able to prioritise a 'todo' list.
  • To maintain professionalism confidentiality at all times.
  • Excellent spelling and proof-reading skills.
  • Approachable and able to establish good working relationships with staff at all levels in the company.
  • Ability to identify and resolve situations as they occur.
  • Ability to produce consistently accurate work whilst under pressure and to manage competing priorities


  • Qualifications: NVQ2/3 Business Administration.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Knowledge of databases using various packages

What else do I need to know?

This role is based on Milton Park in modern offices with parking facilities.

The role is permanent and full-time 37.5 hours per week, regular working days Monday to Friday, flexibility in hours of duty may be required subject to operational requirements.

Salary is based on experience so please state your salary expectations on applying. Great benefits and a lovely working environment and culture await the successful candidate.

We really hope this great role appeals to you and you decide to apply! We love hearing from you and really appreciate every single application that we receive. We wish we could respond to your CV personally but due to the high number of responses we receive this just isn't possible. Therefore if you haven't heard back from us within a week, your application won't be taken any further on this occasion. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to our roles. We wish you all the very best for your job search.

The Purely Recruitment Company is an Equal Opportunities Employer and operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment.

Required skills

  • Diary Management
  • Organisational Skills
  • Travel Arrangements
  • Senior Administration
  • PA