Niche Recruitment

Head Office & Management

Posted on 14th June 2018

Administration Assistant

Fairford, Gloucestershire | Up to £20000 per annum + benefits

Administration | Office Support | Assistant to EA | Curating Documentation | Diary Coordination | Communication

The Ernest Cook Trust is one of the UK's leading outdoor learning charities. Rooted in the conservation and management of the countryside, the Trust actively encourages children and young people to learn from the land through hands-on outdoor learning opportunities on its estates and by offering grants.

The three main functions of the Trust are: management of its landed estates; educational support through grant giving; and direct provision of education.

The Role:

This is a new full-time role within the small, but busy, rural head office, reporting to the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive.

The role will include the following:

General Administration

  • Filing
  • Photocopying
  • Scanning
  • Collation of Information Packs
  • Phone and Office Support
  • Occasional Reception and Switchboard cover
  • Support for Diary Coordination


  • Hands-on Support with Logistics and Catering
  • Routine Board Room Set-up and Clearing
  • Welcome and look after visitors

Internal and External Communications

  • Coordinate employee initiatives (eg celebrations, socials and briefings)
  • Maintain Communications and contact lists
  • Help update Social Media posts (facebook etc)
  • Indexing of online Photo library

What we are looking for:

  • Good administration and secretarial skills
  • Experience of working with Microsoft Office; Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Organised and highly practical
  • Eye for detail
  • Reliable and a strong team player
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Confidentiality and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload, use initiative and work independently
  • An interest in learning from the land

The Benefits

This role is offering:

  • a salary of £20,000 per annum, full-time based in Fairford, Gloucestershire.
  • 27 days annual leave plus statutory holidays
  • Life assurance at 4 x gross salary
  • Dynamic, creative and welcoming working environment
  • Training and development opportunities

If this role sounds like your next move, then apply today through Niche Recruitment.

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