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Admin & General

Administrative Officer

Slough

Job Ref
HKUNU0311/SG-HL-19-052
Location
Slough
Salary
£22,979 - £25,862

Administrative Officer
Slough, Berkshire

Do you enjoy getting stuff done and being part of a supportive team? Wanting to put your Microsoft Office and Excel skills to good use to make a positive, lasting impact with a leading educational charity? If so, read on.

Joining as an Administrative Officer, you'll be part of a friendly team of admin support staff who look after our Research, Product and Operational team known in short as RPO.

RPO is the operational arm of our organisation, responsible for the logistical, operational, administrative and data collection aspects of our extensive range of surveys, test and assessment trialling and international projects. They work closely with schools both in the supply of materials as well as managing the relationships that support our research. This is a busy environment consisting of 70+ staff and you role will be to provide comprehensive administrative support for the Department.

Reporting into the Administration Manager, you'll take on a number of tasks, from formatting documents in Word and Excel to minute taking and preparing materials for meetings. You'll be one of the friendly faces (and voices) that deals with the day-to-day needs in running an office, including speaking to couriers and other suppliers and ensuring the wider team have access to the materials, equipment and support they need. To be successful in this role, you need to be agile in your work style as no two days are the same and you'll be multi-tasking with changing priorities. You'll also need experience of working with Word and Excel and be able to demonstrate you are able to format documents to a company standard.

To join us as the Administrative Officer, you'll need:
- Good working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook and Excel
- To work on your own initiative with little direction and strong organisational skills
- A strong ability to identify priority tasks to meet tight deadlines
- To communicate effectively and accurately in writing, in person and on the telephone

We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked as an Office Administrator, Administrative Officer, Administrator, Executive Administrative Assistant, within admin teams, an admin support role, as a Case Worker, PA, Personal Assistant, Office Manager, or Admin Assistant.

Why NFER?

With a 70-year history, NFER is an independent and highly respected charity that carries out research within education. Our robust and innovative research, assessment, and other services are widely known and used. We have a reputation as an organisation that informs policy and practice, helping to ensure the best possible education for children and young people.

- Competitive salary of £22,979 - £25,862
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days (prorata)
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance with a focus on wellbeing and lots of social activities

Located close to Windsor and Slough town centre, we offer a pleasant office environment surrounded by green space that’s just 15 minutes train ride from London Paddington and an easy drive from the M4 and M40.

The closing date for applications is 3rd November 2019.

So, if you are seeking your next step as an Administrative Officer, please apply via the button shown.

Function
Admin & General
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Finance

Financial & System Accountant

Slough

Job Ref
HKUNV2710/SG-HL-19-048
Location
Slough
Salary
£42,746 - £48,109

Are you a problem solver and logical thinker, looking to put your accountancy skills to good use making a positive, lasting impact with a leading educational charity? If so, read on.

Using your financial accountancy knowledge you'll join a friendly team of finance professionals and supervise the work of the Senior Finance Officer and his team covering all the core systems such as payroll, purchasing, sales, invoices and preparation and processing of the monthly account. You'll also be the lead in how the ERP system works with a key part of your role supporting the wider organisation to lead on the design and development of the system, both to make it easier to get information into the system but also to improve reporting and support wider decision making.

About You
Your technical background:
- Broad practical knowledge of accounting systems
- Hands-on finance systems development experience
- Advanced computer software skills including Excel macros and other accounting package
- Highly numerate, with a good attention to detail matched with strong analytical skills.

You do not need to be a qualified accountant but you will have a strong and in depth knowledge of financial accountancy.
We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Financial System Accountant using U4BW/Unit 4 Business World/Agresso.

Why NFER?

With a 70-year history, NFER is an independent and highly respected charity that carries out research within education. Our robust and innovative research, assessment, and other services are widely known and used. We have a reputation as an organisation that informs policy and practice, helping to ensure the best possible education for children and young people.

- Competitive salary of £42,746 - £48,109
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance with a focus on well-being and social activities

Located close to Windsor and Slough town centre, we offer a pleasant office environment surrounded by green space that’s just 15 minutes train ride from London Paddington and an easy drive from the M4 and M40.

The closing date for applications is 27th October 2019.

So, if you are seeking your next challenge as a System Accountant, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy has been placed by Webrecruit on behalf of NFER.

Function
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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IT

Lead ICT Support Officer

Slough

Job Ref
HKUQQ0311/SG-HL-19-053
Location
Slough
Salary
Placement on scale according to qualifications and experience

Lead ICT Support Officer
Slough, Berkshire

Do you have ICT experience, an eye for analyses and enjoy problem solving? Looking to join a friendly team and make a positive, lasting impact with a leading charity? If so, read on.

As the Lead ICT Support Officer, you’ll be part of a friendly onsite team of IT professionals who provide 1st to 3rd line support to our 220 staff based in Slough, as well as remote support for satellite staff and home workers.

You’ll provide 1st line support, both face to face and over the phone, as part of the team and be the lead in analysing calls, lead on the quality of delivery of an efficient helpdesk system, ensuring cases are effectively handled and route causes identified and managed amongst the team.

Your key job responsibilities will be:
- Providing friendly and knowledgeable 1st line support both face to face and over the phone
- Installing, testing and maintaining hardware, software and SOS
- Evaluating hardware and software, ensuring they meet requirements and specifications
- Managing the helpdesk system, analyse the calls, spot trends and track KPIs

Your technical background:
- Experience of working in an ICT service desk environment
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems (8.1 and 10), Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory
- Good knowledge of supporting Office 2016/19/365
- Experience with networks (LAN, WAN) and patch management

You’ll love this job if you’re:
- A great communicator with good customer care skills
- Good at working within a team
- Good with problem solving
- Someone with an avid interest in new tech and a desire to investigate and research new services

We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked as an IT Support Technician, Customer Service Executive, Customer Service Advisor, Customer Support Advisor, Technical Support Advisor, Service Desk Technician or IT Helpdesk Technician.

Why NFER?

NFER’s mission is to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere and to support positive change across education systems. We do this by creating and sharing robust research and insights on education policy and practice, informing policymakers and other key decision makers, and strengthening practice in the classroom. As the UK’s leading independent provider of education research, we are a not-for-profit organisation, with an income of £20+million and 250 staff.

- Competitive salary of £26,638 – £29,980 per annum
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + 4 additional days allocated by NFER
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as a Systems Engineer, apply via the button shown.

Applications are to be submitted by midnight on 3rd November 2019.

This vacancy has been placed by Webrecruit on behalf of NFER.

Function
IT
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
35 hours per week


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