Temporary Administrator (Admin & Clerical)

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Temporary Administrator (Admin & Clerical)
Enfield, London
Contract / Temporary

Enfield RQ582832

Posted: 13th May 2022
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.03 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This assignment is for 1 month until further notice

  • Enfield, London,

    EN1 3XA

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Administrator (Admin & Clerical)

Reference no: Enfield RQ582832

Basic DBS required for this role

BPSS required

An Administrator is needed to provide high quality and comprehensive administrative and/or finance support to the Catering Services within the resources department, ensuring that an effective, efficient and customer focused service is delivered within required timescales and in line with Corporate Policies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the day-to-day financial, clerical and administration functions to facilitate the smooth running of the team and provide an efficient and effective service.
  • Maintain effective and efficient administrative and information management systems, using the appropriate means, to support the work of the department.
  • Attend and provide administrative support to team meetings, taking notes and producing draft written records within agreed timescales.
  • Use relevant databases, in the course of normal duties, to include data input, data interrogation as directed.
  • Where required, to use the Council’s electronic procurement system (SRM) for the day-to-day provision of goods and services.
  • Deal with straightforward customer enquiries and follow through to resolution, ensuring all stakeholders are updated and the adequate audit trails are in place.
  • Ensure data and records are maintained in accordance with agreed standards and in keeping with the Data Protection/Freedom of Information regulations including the regular housekeeping of computerised and paper information following document management processes.
  • Assist with the provision of an accessible customer care focused reception service, and when necessary, request assistance to manage the distress or difficult and challenging behaviour of callers.
  • Provide a front line face-to-face/telephone service to customers, making suitable referrals to other service areas where appropriate and resolving enquiries to a high standard, ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Identify any difficulties visitors/service users may have in making an enquiry or receiving information, in order that suitable and sufficient methods of communication can be provided.
  • Attend regular service meetings and, with colleagues, contribute ideas and make recommendations for improvements/changes in existing procedures, policies, and processes.
  • Work as part of a project team and to assist in the delivery and completion of work projects, supporting different work streams, ensuring the successful completion of the project.
  • Manage own performance effectively to meet goals and targets and work to required deadlines, adhering to Departmental and Council policies, procedures, and systems always.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

Experience, Skills, Knowledge / Technical skills:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in an administrative role.
  • Experience using databases.
  • A good standard of numerical ability.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally & in writing to a wide range of people.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Good observation skills and an eye for detail.
  • Interpersonal skills including writing, presentation and listening skills with the ability to be an effective negotiator.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills .
  • The ability to work independently learn quickly and be self-sufficient.
  • Minute taking skills.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office and IT skills and an ability to use the suite to a high standard.


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Clearance.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Temporary Administrator (Admin & Clerical)
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