Administration Assistant

Tokamak Energy

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Location: Milton Park, Abingdon
Salary: Competitive
Job type: Temporary initially for 3 months, part time 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday or flexible over 5 mornings

The role

This role is to provide ‘front of house’ contact for all visitors and staff alike.  It can be a busy environment with many visitors and contractors; the candidate will be expected to deal with all enquires and requests from visitors and staff and have responsibility for the day-to-day functioning of the reception area.  The candidate will also be required to take on any administrative functions that will be required by other teams within the business

The administrative assistant will be expected to have the confidence and knowledge to undertake their role with the minimum of supervision, but also know when to refer to their Line Manager or a senior staff member within the business.  At all times the administrative assistant will need to conduct themselves with tact, discretion and the observance of confidentiality.


  • Greeting and dealing with visitors, staff and contractors
  • Managing of scheduling in relation to coronavirus testing that the company conducts
  • Dealing with visitors – contact the person involved in the visit to advise of arrival, ensuring that contractors, service engineers etc are not given access to the building before being given permission to work
  • Maintaining the supply of visitor’s access cards and issue as needed, making sure they are returned
  • Maintaining the tidiness and organisation of the reception area;
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post;
  • Enquiries that are made by e-mail and telephone and dealing with accordingly;
  • Hospitality and meeting room bookings;
  • Booking travel;
  • Setting up meeting rooms (tea/coffee etc)
  • Organising business cards/posters
  • Raising purchase orders during absences
  • Helping the safety and facilities coordinator with company functions and office ordering
  • Maintaining the telephone list
  • Chasing suppliers for receipt of purchase orders and confirming delivery dates.

Selection criteria

  • Previous experience in a reception role or a customer service/facing role
  • Data entry and PowerPoint presentation skills
  • Well presented with excellent interpersonal skills, a polite and courteous manner along with a good telephone manner and the ability to with a broad range of people
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, meeting tights deadlines
  • Good IT skills and experience of MS office suite of programmes
  • Willingness to take on a varied range of tasks to assist the administration, facilities and managerial teams
  • Sensitivity to confidential information and security of the building


  • 25 days holiday, pro rata (plus bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Eligible for company share option scheme after 1 years’ service
  • Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependant on performance
  • Private medical insurance after 3 months service
  • Cycle to work scheme

How to apply

Please submit your CV with covering letter detailing your experience to

Important information for candidates

Pre-employment screening

Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard pre-employment screening, as applicable to the post. This will include right-to-work, proof of identity and references.

Data Privacy

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Equality of Opportunity

Entry into employment with the Tokamak Energy and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

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