How to become an Office Administrator

Entry level / Graduate

Considering a career as an Office Administrator?

The Office Administrator is the backbone of any business, directly supporting the wider team as a central means of coordination. At its very core, this role is about making sure the office is fully stocked and fully functioning. Everyday provides something new and exciting, which is why you’ll have to be quick on your toes and ready to embrace anything that comes your way. Duties of an office administrator tend to vary depending on your organisation, however you can expect to be the first point of contact for public enquiries and responsible for data input, systems management and booking meetings. Depending on the size of the charity or non-profit organisation you work for, this role may also include project support and financial administration.

Where can a career as an Office Administrator take you?

Office Administrator £22,900 1-2 years
Office Manager £27000 3-4 years
Personal Assistant to CEO £32000 5-6 years

Are you the perfect candidate?

Skills and traits

  • Has a friendly and confident demeanour
  • Excellent customer service relationship skills
  • Impeccable organisational skills
  • Exemplary time management skills
  • Ability to undertake a varied workload
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships in diverse organisations
  • Good IT skills

Qualifications and experience

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Volunteer experience with a charity or non-profit (preferred)
  • Degree in a field related to the environment

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