Working in Office Admin or as an Office Administrator provides the perfect opportunity to develop existing administrative, analytical and communication skills.
London offers one of the best backdrops to take your next steps as an Office Administrator, in being a city full of possibilities within the administration and secretarial fields. Workers in Office Admin in the capital are earning an average yearly salary of £20,137, a little more than in other UK cities on average.
To take a role in Office Administration it is essential that you possess strong communication skills, are computer literate and are highly organised. This role would suit someone who is keen to perform routine administrative duties normally for a small team or department within a company, as well as someone who is able to be proactive in their approach to work in order to prioritise to ensure the smooth running of the office. You will also need to have a high attention to detail and the ability to work independently, and moreover, be comfortable as the first point of contact between a company and client. You will often have to liaise with Heads of departments, such as the Head of Communications, as well as with Secretaries and PA's.
Routine tasks can involve anything to office filing to preparing meeting spaces, as well as client liaison which could involve setting up travel arrangements. You will be responsible or a large amount of information and so need to have the capability to work with information, and preferably possess some experience within a numerical or analytical background, as you may possibly also be charged with handling invoices, expenses or databases. However you should also be a strong communicator to take telephone queries as well as to manage relationships via email, and therefore should be highly presentable and professional.
Finding a job in Office Admin in London offers the chance to develop all these skills and additionally allows you to experience and grow into roles between all sorts of sectors and industries due to the highly transferable skill-set of an Office Administrator. This role could see you progress into an Office Manager position, into HR or into Accounting.