Part time Office Administrator (6 Months Maternity Cover)

Posted on: 2019-03-01

Sector: Admin / Secretarial / Office Support

Location: Berkshire

Type: Part-time


Part time Office Administrator (6 Months Maternity Cover)
Reporting to:
Office Manager
Salary: £18k (pro Rata)

Here at Dovetail we are looking for a proactive, warm, self motivated and enthusiastic office administrator who will provide general administration and customer service to the business but also support the Office Manager with accounting and payroll processes throughout the week.
If you are looking for a varied role which includes a whole host of responsibilities, need hours to fit around you and you but would also like the opportunity to learn new skills and develop your experience in a customer facing role?
We have been established for nearly 30 years and therefore our reputation and brand is extremely important to us. You will be a HUGE part of that ss the first person our customers will meet. You will provide a warm welcome to our business as well as offering an efficient and memorable experience for anyone that chooses to visit our office.
 – You will be confident in answering inbound calls and directing them to the appropriate person but also have the ability to act as the “gatekeeper” where necessary.
Main Duties

  • Meet and greet visitors / Answer incoming calls
  • Respond/deal with all incoming emails to [email protected]
  • Assess candidate needs and follow up with consultants
  • Keep reception tidy


  • Add new candidates/client/bookings onto Enterprise (payroll system)
  • Ensure P45/starting declaration is complete ready for payroll
  • Collating timesheets from consultants. Checking the hours and that they have been signed off correctly
  • Processing timesheets on the system
  • Managing candidate’s holiday forms and ensure paid in the correct week
  • Emailing pension auto enrollment details for temps
  • Process candidate’s P45 when finished work

Sales Ledger

  • Process permanent placement invoices
  • Print/email invoices – Attach all timesheets and email/post to relevant client contact.
  • Updating sales spreadsheets / Wages reports.


  • Ordering business cards and customised Dovetail stationery and merchandise
  • Liaising with various suppliers
  • Filing and Shredding all required documents weekly
  • Opening/dealing with and distributing post
  • Package used print cartridges for recycling
  • Reference checking candidates
  • Sending perm placements ‘well done’ gifts

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