Office Administrator

Opportunity Peterborough




£18,000 - £20,000 p.a.




POSITION: Office Administrator

SALARY: £18,000-£20,000 p.a.


REPORTING TO: Finance Manager



Peterborough is an exciting, aspirational and cosmopolitan city with a diverse economy of major companies and innovating SMEs. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and has big plans for the future.

Opportunity Peterborough is the city’s economic development company. We’re dedicated to our mission to support growth across the city, improving economic prosperity, jobs opportunities, and life chances for those who live in and work here. We do this by engaging with local companies to support growth and development, by marketing Peterborough to attract new businesses, and by playing a leading role in the city’s skills agenda to ensure our current and future talent pool is work-ready. 

We’re looking for exceptional, dynamic people to join our small but impactful team and help us make Peterborough an even greater place to live, work, and do business.


The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in playing a pivotal role in the effective running of a reputable, not-for-profit organisation. The successful applicant will gain exposure to, and experience in, a range of operational functions including office administration, finance and accounts, marketing and communication, and providing support to the Chief Executive.


Key Responsibilities

  • Maintaining the Chief Executive’s diary, including organisation of meetings.
  • Providing support for Board meetings, including distribution of papers and minute taking.
  • Data entry, maintenance of the sales and bought ledger, chasing of late payments, and other duties relating to finance and accounts as needed.
  • Working with the Marketing & Communications Manager to keep content up to date and finding creative ways to share our news with different audiences via our websites and social media accounts.
  • Providing assistance with the day-to-day administration of HR within the company.
  • Keeping our office running smoothly with administration tasks such as ordering of office supplies, being an initial point of contact for incoming calls, mail and central emails, and liaising with IT and the landlord as necessary.
  • Occasional assistance helping to run corporate events.


Person Specification

  • Highly organised.
  • Ability to act with diplomacy and confidentiality when dealing with sensitive matters.
  • Strong attention to detail and numerical skills.
  • Good analytical and problem solving ability.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines, and balance conflicting priorities.
  • Proactive team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in one of the areas outlined advantageous but not essential.



Please send your CV with a cover letter expressing your interest in working for Opportunity Peterborough and detailing how you think you would fit the role, to:


For any queries relating to the post, please call 01733 317417

Closing date for applications: 5.00pm, Monday 18th November 2019

Appointments will be made by fair and open processes, taking account of equal opportunities.

Job Contact:

Leander Hunnings
01733 317417