About the Role
Whether you’re talking about length, mass, time, temperature, electric current, amount or the brightness of light, the National Physical Laboratory sets the standards by which these things are all measured. Every department has their own set of unique needs. As their Administrator, you’ll get to understand exactly what those needs are, and then help everything run as smoothly as possible. This is an ideal opportunity to start your career with us. Who knows where you’ll end up? At NPL, we touch ordinary lives in extraordinary ways and you could too.

In a nutshell, you’ll take on a vast array of administrative roles that will ensure your department operates efficiently. Handling enquiries, you’ll either resolve them yourself or pass the enquiry on to the relevant person. Perhaps someone needs some data, information or a report. If they do, you’ll know where to locate it and circulate it as needed. You’ll also be the one who takes responsibility for updating and maintaining your departments records, systems and databases. You’ll even organise and manage department activities and supplies. Whatever is asked of you, you’ll give it your all. And whilst you’ll follow the various procedures and processes in place, if you see something that can improved upon, we’ll expect you to share your thoughts. At NPL, we embrace change for the better.
About You

Working across the Project Management Office (PMO), provide proactive administration for PMO and Project Managers, to enable NPL to be exemplar in Project Management, as seen by our customers, partners, stakeholders and staff.

The job aims to provide proactive support to the PMO function and Project Managers on specific projects. The Administrator will work with the Office Manager on supporting activities for the PMO and support project activities for specific projects, working with some Project Managers and other colleagues in the PMO office. The Administrator would need to coordinate and support meetings or project events, ensuring these are scheduled properly and records are taken.

You will have:

  • ability to communicate effectively across a variety of stakeholders and staff
  • ability to work autonomously and as well as dynamically within a team
  • Knowledge of working with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of additional MS Office 365 suites such as Planner, Sharepoint and OneNote desirable
  • Good time management for own tasks
  • Knowledge of project management basics desirable
  • A willingness to continually improve
Applications will be reviewed, and interviews will be conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.  
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About The Company

NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled, black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme..

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.