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This section is to assist people who are considering a role in office administration, helping you to evaluate your suitability for the role by highlighting what you can expect.
Who does the role suit?
People who work in office administration have a strong ability to organise. They normally work behind the scenes supporting others and ensuring an office or department runs as smoothly as possible. An administrator will generally need the following skills:
- Good attention to detail
- Computer literacy
- Calm under pressure
- Works well in a team
- Great flexibility in moving from one task to another
They must also be an excellent communicator, often liaising between departments and levels of management. Sometimes they can be customer facing if working on a reception desk too. The great news is that once you work in office administration your skills can be transferred across many sectors giving you flexibility in developing your career.
What kind of tasks does an administrator do?
Office administration can cover a whole host of tasks, with the role adapting to the needs of the business. Generally the role will include:
- Typing duties
- Data input of correspondence and official documents on to a CRM system. This could be as well as or instead of a paper filing system.
- Photocopying, scanning, ordering office supplies
- Managing incoming calls by taking messages and directing to the right people
- Managing post
- Diary management for other members of staff
Although many office administration tasks are repetitive they also offer variety, responding to the different needs of the office.
Salary estimates and progression
Salaries can vary depending on number of hours, experience, and skills needed. An estimated starting salary would be £14,000 going up to £20,000. A job in office administration can also lead to a job as a secretary or PA.
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