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Administration Office Support Jobs

Alexander Hancock have a vast knowledge and experience in recruiting for office support staff in a variety of industries.

Within the office there are several areas, dependent on the business, that requires support. Office managers often require help with managing a team of associates working to manage office operations. They have a varied role covering multiple functions within a business including document control, preparing budgets and conducting job appraisals. Office Administrators are responsible for undertaking administrative tasks and ensuring all staff has the adequate support needed to work efficiently. They are there to ensure the smooth running of a company’s offices.


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Estate Manager

Job Ref: 6939

Job Type: PERM

Location: Altrincham

Salary: £25,000

Posted: 20th January, 2021

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Customer Support Administrator

Job Ref: 6933


Location: Altrincham

Salary: £17,500

Posted: 5th January, 2021

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SR&ED Specialist Tax Consultant

Job Ref: 6904

Job Type: PERM

Location: Altrincham

Salary: £28,000 + Bonus

Posted: 9th December, 2020

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In House Sales Administrator

Job Ref: 6910

Job Type: PERM

Location: Cheadle

Salary: £18,000 + Commission

Posted: 19th November, 2020

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Relationship Builder

Job Ref: 6898

Job Type: PERM

Location: Altrincham

Salary: £20,000 OTE £35,000

Posted: 2nd November, 2020

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Part Time Receptionist/Clinical Assistant

Job Ref: 6891

Job Type: PART

Location: Altrincham

Salary: £10.00 - £10.25 per hour

Posted: 27th October, 2020

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Financial Analyst

Job Ref: 6815

Job Type: PERM

Location: Altrincham

Salary: £20,000

Posted: 12th March, 2020

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Client Services Account Manager

Job Ref: 6704

Job Type: PERM

Location: Altrincham

Salary: £28,000 + Bonus

Posted: 13th January, 2020

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What to expect in administration and office support

An overview of the roles we have available:

  • Office Managers
  • Sales Support Administrators
  • Business Support Administrator
  • Customer Service Administrator
  • Production Administrator
  • Document Controller
  • Technical Support Administrator
  • Marketing Administrator


Almost every office in the world will employ staff to carry out day-to-day administrative tasks. This type of career is extremely broad as it covers many different general tasks necessary to support the company. That said, you can be sure to excel quickly if you commit to learn, or already have, specialized knowledge within the industry of that sector.

It is hard to predict what exactly you might be doing in an an administration role, as each role is tailored to the company you work for. But you can expect to have different tasks and duties on your plate each day. You will likely be communicating with co-workers and customers daily over the phone, email and face to face. You may work within a particular team or be assisting several sectors at once.

If you can’t find the right vacancy here, considering browsing our PA and Secretarial vacancies. Many for the skills needed for office support vacancys are transferable to these roles. If you’ve got experience in the administration sector you may be better suited to a management position.


Skills required to work in administration and office support

To work in administration a high level of personal organisation is key as you will probably spend some time multitasking each day. It is very important that the tasks you carried out are completed without error and that a high standard is maintained. If you have good attention to detail with may be the right position for you. A good sense of time management and an understanding of prioritisation is also very useful in making sure deadlines are met.

Although a career in administrative support is different to working as a receptionist, you will be communicating with different people on a day-to-day basis, and sometime a high volume of people, so having a strong and clear ability to communicate and get along with co-workers is a great benefit. This is especially the case when working in and across teams within the office.

As an administrative assistant, you could be booking meetings and travel, answering customer enquiries, creating report or co-ordinating calendars. You may have to turn your hand to a variety of different tasks so a willingness to take on new challenges comes in useful here as well.


Benefits of working in administration and office support

Here are some of the benefits of landing a job in Administration and office support:

  • Getting your foot on the ladder – no matter what your dream career is you can guarantee that there will be an administrative role in that industry. If you lack experience this type of role is great for building up transferable skills.
  • A social working environment – You will have an opportunity to get to know a variety of different people, if you are a social person, the thriving workplace could be an enjoyable one.
  • A good salary with prospects of promotion – If you are a committed employee, there is a lot of room for promotion in this type of career path as you have the opportunity to hone certain skills.
  • Flexibility – depending on the company you work for you could look forward to flexitime or the ability to do parts of the career path from home if needed.

We regularly advertise full time and part time administrative positions. Get in touch and let us know how many hours per week you are happy to work and we will find the most relevant position to fit your schedule. We excel at fast simple effective recruitment.

Once again, I feel compelled to write to you to thank you for the calibre of candidates put forward for interview from Alexander Hancock. You appear to have a very good understanding of the requirements for each of my roles and it is very rare that I do not first interview from the CV’s you submit to me. This is a credit to the time and effort you put into screening the applicants to ensure that they meet my academic requirements, have the relevant experience, share our customer ethos and have the right team fit. I have very much enjoyed working with you during the last 12 months and look forward to continuing so for many years to come.