Business Administration – Barnet

Business Administration


Apply by: 1 April 2019

Start date: 8 April 2019

Salary: £180 - £190 p/week


This is a great opportunity for a dedicated and committed individual who wants to become a fully qualified Business Administrator. Working on site 4 days a week and attending college 1 day.

Job Description

If you enjoy keeping things in order and like being part of a team, this job could suit you perfectly. As an administrator, you would be making sure that day-to-day office tasks run smoothly. So it’s important that you are organised, accurate and pay close attention to detail.

GCSEs including maths and English are desirable.

The tasks you might carry out include:

  • dealing with post
  • making sure that there is enough stationery
  • answering the telephone and passing on calls
  • reception duties such as greeting and looking after visitors
  • typing and setting up documents such as letters and reports
  • keeping computer records up to date
  • filing
  • using office equipment such as printers, photocopiers and fax machines
  • managing staff appointments
  • setting up meetings and taking minutes
  • making travel arrangements for staff.

In some jobs you might only do a few of these tasks, and in others you might carry out all the administrative duties in your department.

This specific role will be based within a Quantity Surveying department. The QS department deals with everything to do with cost-effective building, including estimating, procurement and material buying.

You will be assisting the Surveyors with managing site development and the attainment of targets by conducting commercial cost-appraisals and analysis, managing sub-contractors, materials and goods, preparing and monitoring site costs and budgets, and ensuring site set-up health and safety.

You will be responsible for:

· Reporting and assisting the Surveyors with their day to day duties.

· Preparing tenders and procure sub-contractors, goods and materials.

· Evaluating and agreeing variations and instructions.

· Liaising with site personnel and sub-contractors regarding site work.

Typical Working Week

You will work on site for four days per week and attend college for one day a week. Most site hours are Monday to Friday, 08.00-17.00.

Person Specification

  • Punctual
  • Positive attitude to work and colleagues
  • Ability and awareness of working safely
  • Self-motivation
  • Desire to learn
  • Has strong self-awareness
  • Is both resilient and committed
  • Is always looking to improve
  • Enjoys being a team player

Career Progression

Key Training/College Information

K10 will enrol and fund your qualifications through a SFA funded training provider.

Qualifications required/desirable

Apprentices need to have at least Level 1 in Functional skills or GSCE grade C or above in English, Maths and ICT. It will be an advantage if you have previous related work experience.