Office administration jobs are vital in any charity or other not for profit organisation, and accuracy, time management and organisation are all important qualifications. Administrator jobs can vary in scope and responsibility depending on the size of the organisation and who they support. Junior Administrator jobs are a great way to get experience of how not for profit organisations run, although we would always recommend some volunteering prior to applying for these roles.
Responsibilities & Duties for Administration Roles
The typical duties of an Administrator include:
• data entry
• managing diaries
• booking travel
• answering the phone
• filing and typing correspondence
• ordering stationary
Skills Required for Administration Jobs
Office Administrator jobs involve working with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, so good communication skills are required, as well as being a good team player and willingness to get involved with different members of the organisation.
Administrator jobs require knowledge of Microsoft Packages and sometimes databases. Most Administrator roles do not require specific qualifications; however some organisations prefer GCSEs in Maths and English. A course in administration, such as the OCR and NVQ courses, is also beneficial. Administrators can progress into any department within an organisation, such as finance or fundraising, and can move into more senior office admin roles such as Company Secretary or Office Manager.