Administrators are an integral part of a professional and efficient business. Finding the very best and most talented administrative support allows a company to perform at the top level, both in terms of time, productivity and innovation.
Bain and Gray are continually recruiting a broad spectrum of key administrative support roles across a breadth of different industries, and we see a clear positive impact Administrators have on a business.
Administrative support roles support and enhance performance across the broad functions of a company and are able to quickly learn and understand how office systems and processes work. Solid and intelligent admin support can be instrumental in both setting up and improving these processes in terms of efficiency, technology and ultimately productivity.
The Administrators of today are the future growth of our Clients and we have established our place in the market to access the very best administrative support in London. Through our expertise and position in the support market we have the knowledge and network to attract the best talent. Our reach within in London through our top performing advertising strategy, our candidate network enhanced by our Links platform and our unique relationships with grass roots talent at the business colleges and universities allows us to constantly attract candidates entering the market and the more experienced candidates to these exciting and instrumental positions.
We are delighted to work with, and know our candidates throughout their careers, and have curated the Links platform for our Bain and Gray network to access for market insights, events, podcasts, directory and much more.
The duties of an Administrator are, broadly speaking running projects and day to day tasks supporting the smooth running of an office or team.
Specific duties will vary, usually based on the size of the organisation and also the industry.
Due to the varying nature of the role, career paths can progress in a number of ways, dependent on the scope of the existing role. For example, if you have been in an Administrator role and it has involved large amounts of project management, this might be a career focus for you and provide you with your next move.
Administrators need excellent communication skills and time management skills. Whilst the job description for these type of roles will be varied, these soft skills are crucial across all.
Strong computer skills and knowledge of project management specific software such as GANTT, Trello and Slack, and potentially getting qualified as a Project Manager will all work towards accelerating your career.
Office administrators need to be flexible all rounders, who are happy to pick up the administration duties in an office environment to assist with the smooth running of the office.
These may include:
1. updating database
2. creating and updating spreadsheets, presentations, handouts or documentation as directed
3. typing letters, emails and other office documentation as directed
4. updating social media channels and website information
5. ordering stationery and organising filing and admin storage
6. answering phones, taking messages
7. booking couriers, taxis or similar
Office administrators can earn anything from £25,000 at the lower end, up to £38,000 at the higher end depending on industry, office size and level of the administrative duties and responsibilities.
You can read more about this on our salary survey page which is updated bi-annually.
Administrator CVs should demonstrate a flexible, muck-in attitude combined with good organisational skills and IT knowledge.
It is certainly possible to progress from retail work, hospitality work or front of house positions into admin jobs with some IT training demonstrated alongside this. Office work requires good communication, people skills and team mentality, with a willingness to learn and ability to organise and prioritise.