Administrator (FTC - 18 months)


Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
Salary from £21,630
Working Hours:
39 Hours
Preston, Lancashire
Closing Date:
Business Area:
EHSS&Q & Compliance
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Job Introduction

Job Description for Business Services Administrator:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career. 

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

A Business Services Support team member is a highly visible customer facing role within NNL, providing essential administrative support to employees and visitors. NNLs administration team provides a wide variety of duties and support to internal and external customers. Reception cover, visits co-ordination and the checking and issuing of documents are regular tasks in the day to day role. Flexibility is required to cover Risley and Preston.

Main Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities for Business Services Administrator:

  • Administrative support to NNL employees at Risley and Preston Lab
    • Undertake day to day administration in association with the reception desk facility.
    • Visit co-ordination.
    • Arranging travel bookings: air, rail, taxi and car hire requests, hotel bookings, conference facility bookings.
    • Document Control.
    • Pool asset administration.
    • Ordering of stationery and consumables for office including One Card reconciliation.
    • First Aider / Fire Warden.
    • Receive calls to the main switchboard and accurately record details, acting on information provided.
    • General Administrative duties to include but not limited to updating spreadsheets, typing documents, updating notice boards and all types of administrative support to various teams.
    • Ad hoc support to building management.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Business Services Administrator:

  • Proven experience of organisational skills and time management skills .
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships across the business.
  • Detail orientated and the ability to work to stringent deadlines.
  • Evidence of self-motivation with demonstrable levels of drive, energy and resilience.
  • Strong communicator and good interpersonal skills.
  • Proactive.
  • Proficient in all MS office packages.
  • Willing to work flexibly and as a member of a team.
  • GCSE Maths, English.
  • Ability to train to become First Aider and Fire Warden.
  • Ability to obtain SC level security clearance (this includes but is not limited to identity, employment, financial and criminal record checks plus 5 years’ worth of UK residency).

About The Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

Recruitment Agency Notice

We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.