Temp Business Support Admin Assistant/Receptionist Re-opened

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Temp Business Support Admin Assistant/Receptionist Re-opened
Contract / Temporary

Essex 8264

Posted: 30th June 2022 10:37
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  • Pay Rate:

    £10.38 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


    CO2 7DL

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Business Support Admin Assistant/Receptionist

Job Ref: Essex 8264 

Office based

The Business Support Assistant is an administration and customer service professional who works as part of a business support team to deliver effective, routine administration and customer service activities as directed.

Learning and developing an understanding of existing processes and systems, with a good basic knowledge of services provided. Providing support such as word processing, data entry, updating databases, meeting support, minute taking, meet and greet, directing customer queries, inbox processing, petty cash payments etc   

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Providing high quality, efficient and effective administration and reception services to internal and external customers within agreed timescales and SLAs and in line with customer service standards. 
  • Acting as a professional representative of the Business Support service at a local level, dealing with customers face to face and via telephone or redirecting in line with customer standards. 
  • Providing high quality self-directed clerical support, checking own work and proactively looking to raise standards. 
  • Maintaining confidential records according to Council policy and guidance. 
  • Providing support to the team or service with the organisation of events, conferences and workshops to ensure high quality events. 
  • Providing support across the team or service in dealing with correspondence, providing meeting support in terms of minute taking, documentation and finance support in all aspects of documentation processing, in a timely, consistent and professional manner. 
  • Sharing knowledge and good practice with colleagues and highlighting more efficient ways of delivering processes and customer service 


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

  • Educated to RQF Level 2 (GCSE) including maths and English or an equivalent vocational qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience 
  • Demonstrable experience and competence of MS Office applications and practical application 
  • Previous experience of managing electronic or hard copy filing systems 
  • Experience of dealing with sensitive and/or personal information 
  • Customer service skills, face to face and remotely, including de-escalation and resilience in a challenging environment 
  • Ability to use computerised systems with a high level of speed and accuracy 
  • Ability to communicate in a manner which is easily understood and tailored to meet the needs of the audience 


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  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. 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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Job Ref: Essex 8264
Temp Business Support Admin Assistant/Receptionist Re-opened
Client Category: Local Authority

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Job Ref: Essex 8264
Temp Business Support Admin Assistant/Receptionist Re-opened
Client Category: Local Authority

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