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Business Administration Assistant Modern Apprenticeship

Company: Apprenticeships.Scot

Location: Edinburgh UK

Date Posted:Aug 02, 2017

Employer Industry: CreativeRequired Qualification: SCQF5Modern Apprenticeships Level: Level3Job overview:Business Administration Assistant – Modern ApprenticeLength of Fixed Term Contract 12 monthsTo maintain our reputation as one of the world's leading universities, we recruit the best people to a variety of support, professional and academic roles each year. Our team of talented and committed professional &support staff are critical to our success.We offer an exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent, develop and reward success and integrate professional and personal career goals, as well as give your career the benefit of a great and distinguished reputation. In addition, our employees benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which include generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts and much more.Edinburgh Global leads the University’s global strategy. We offer a range of professional services to applicants, students, staff and partners of the University. Our remit includes promoting the University and enhancing its reputation overseas. We co-ordinate and promote opportunities for international experiences for students and staff, and work collaboratively with colleagues around the University to develop and manage global partnerships. What might a typical day in this job look like?Edinburgh Global is based in the University of Edinburgh Central Area on Buccleuch Place and this is where the post will be based. However, Edinburgh Global does include the University’s overseas office network and there will be frequent contact with these offices as part of the role. The post will be based within a team of 4 people who form the Edinburgh Global Management Support Unit, however there will be regular opportunities for rotation within other units in Edinburgh Global. There will be a lead line-manager throughout the placement.What might a day in the job look like?A typical day would start at 9am. The daily tasks would include.• Contributing to the planning and running of a range of projects and visits.• Arranging room bookings and refreshments for meetings.• Updating contact lists and databases.• At reception, taking calls, forwarding and answering email queries.• General administration –filing, scanning etc. What will I learn?• You will develop your ‘soft skills’ (e.g. communication skills, working in an organisation, interpersonal skills, customer service, using your own initiative, teamwork, problem solving, etc.).• You will learn about administration in general and in Higher Education in particular. What qualifications or qualities are required?Essential• A willingness to learn and develop new skills. • Positive, reliable, consistent, focused and committed to the role. • Flexible in outlook and approach.• Excellent ability to follow instructions and pass on information in a clear manner, both written and verbal.• Basic numeracy.• An appreciation of customer service.• Working understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, e.g. Excel.• A willingness to participate in the University’s Modern Apprentice programme. Desirable• Previous office experience.• Experience of a multi-cultural environment • School education to National 5 or equivalent, with Maths and English. View full job description
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