Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£22,204 to £27,972 per annum pro rata.
17 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department: School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 16 - 24 hours
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £22,204 to £24,549 per annum pro rata with potential progression to £27,972 per annum pro rata.
Apply by: 12/02/2023

Role Description

The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) is a high-performing charity and professional membership body, based at Cranfield University. Its mission is to secure the future of soils by promoting an enhanced understanding of the critical importance of soils in delivering the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for providing first class secretarial and administrative support as required to ensure efficiency, professionalism and high standards of customer service.

You will be the first point of contact for most members and stakeholders contacting the society and will be required to proactively manage our accounts, stakeholder database, membership and grant applications, and other queries submitted to the office. You will provide secretarial support to the Executive Officer and work closely with the other members of the small team, to ensure the Society’s business as usual activities take place in an efficient and effective way.

About You

With proven administrative and bookkeeping experience, you will be the first point of contact for individuals contacting the Society.

You will have strong attention to detail and have a good understanding of bookkeeping and be confident liaising with suppliers and payees.

You will provide stakeholders contacting the Society with a professional image; providing them with the advice and support they need and feeling comfortable dealing with professionals at all levels and stages in their career.

You enjoy collating information and feel confident tracking and managing various applications into the Society. You will feel confident working as part of a team and identify opportunities which other colleagues may be able to utilise to promote the Society’s activities.

You will support the team by ensuring the office is in good working order and has the right equipment available, and provide secretarial support as required.

There will be a requirement to support the delivery of the Society’s meeting, events and training courses and to occasionally attend UK-based events, throughout the year.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) was founded in 1947 by a number of eminent British soil scientists with the aims of advancing the study of soil; being open to membership from all those with an interest in the study and uses of soil; and issuing two scientific journals.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                                   

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Sarah Garry, Executive Officer on:

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4382.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   Sunday 12 February 2023

Interview to be hold on: Monday 20 February 2023

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