Business Support Officer

Hybrid Temporary
£18.10 / Hourly
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Job Description

Are you a versatile and efficient professional looking for a new challenge in an academic setting? Do you have good administrative skills for managing operational tasks within a busy and dynamic team? Signature Recruitment is excited to be partnering with our client, a prestigious London University, for a Business Support Officer.

This is a full time, temporary role with an immediate start, which will run for approximately six months. It is offered on hybrid model with two days in the office and three days working at home.

As a Business Support Officer, you will be involved in a wide range of tasks which will include responsibility for managing a shared inbox, dealing effectively and efficiently with initial queries and signposting when necessary. In addition, basic procurement tasks such stationery, equipment and facilities and financial management of staff and student travel claims and expenses. Other ad-hoc administrative duties in order to assist colleagues and senior members of the team with the smooth running of the department.

Business Support Officer Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing a key point of contact to staff and academics – giving an efficient service via shared inbox, MS Teams and in-person queries
  • Attending meetings and acting as a committee or meeting secretary as and when required and producing well drafted Minutes
  • Dealing with expense claims – following appropriate process and procedure and actively auditing budget codes and transactions
  • Responsibility for organising ‘space and infrastructure matters’ such as ensuring common areas are presentable, reporting issues and ensuring their resolution
  • Managing post, stationery, and other office functions
  • Other ad-hoc administrative tasks and duties as required so as to support the faculty

Business Support Officer Key Skills:

  • A confident and proactive approach to handling tasks, a team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional organisation, time management and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly Proficient IT skills including MS Office with experience in business operations and handling financial transactions

This position is ideal for someone looking for a role in a fast-paced environment and who enjoys varied daily tasks. You will gain valuable administrative experience within finance and procurement. If you are a highly personable, proficient administrator with the skills outlined then we encourage you to apply today!


While we aim to respond to every applicant, the volume of applications may result in delayed communication. If you do not receive a response within a week, your application may not have been successful on this occasion. However, will keep your details for potential future opportunities.

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