A part-time administrator is responsible for assisting in the effective running of an office. This includes offering support to more senior members of the administration team with clerical duties.
Who can I work for?
Any business that has an office or administration function. Part-time roles are more common in schools, dentists, doctors' surgeries and smaller offices. There are also opportunities in larger offices.
Where and when can I work?
Anywhere in the country. Most businesses will have an office function somewhere in the company.
Part-time hours will vary depending on the business and the workload. Typical part-time shifts include mornings (9am-1pm) or afternoons (1pm-5pm).
What can I earn?
Wages for part-time staff will be paid on a pro-rata basis. This means that if the salary for the full time position is £20,000 per year and you are working half of that time on a part-time basis you will take home approximately £10,000. Salary will increase with experience and added responsibility.
What are the benefits?
Flexible working hours are ideal for those who have family or other business interests. You still receive the security of a guaranteed wage at the end of each month but have the time to do the school run or concentrate on other business interests.
Are there chances of promotion?
Yes, as a part-time administrator your opportunities will be the same as a full time employee in the same role. However some higher positions, such as supervisory or managerial roles, are full-time positions.
What will I be responsible for?
You will be responsible for a number of tasks that help with the effective running of the office. These include organising office post, filing, typing letters, producing documents, answering the telephone, responding to emails and other general office duties including photocopying and faxing.
Do I need any experience?
This depends on the area of business you work in. Some part-time roles with specialist businesses require staff with previous experience and qualifications. Other general administration positions will not require any specific qualifications or experience. Check with the employer for the kinds of experience required.
What attributes are needed?
You may need to be flexible and cover different part-time shifts. You will also need to be professional, organised and well presented.