Administration Assistant

Manchester – £16,000 - £18,000

Administration Assistant
  • Are you determined, hungry for success, have a get up and go attitude and a good work ethic?
  • Do you want a role that offers you lots of training and the ability to progress into a Trainee Recruitment Consultant within 12 months?
  • Want to embrace a fantastic work/life balance with 25 days basic (plus 8 days bank holiday) and earn up to an additional 7 days to your package per year?
  • Douglas Scott Recruitment are ‘Investors in People’ Platinum accredited so we really do what we say on the tin!
Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are delighted to be able to offer two Administration Assistant opportunities for January 2022. This role will be based in our beautiful offices in No.1 Spinningfields, Manchester city centre.

About Us

Douglas Scott Recruitment are multi-award winning, recruitment experts with a 17-year track record of success in the legal and compliance sector. We are an APSCo affiliated professional services recruiter with an Investors in People Platinum accreditation.
We have developed a reputation for driving excellence in customer service and efficiency in the recruitment process; our business, put simply, is to remove the pain points candidates and hirers can experience on their recruitment journeys and we deliver this on a national level across the UK.
About the Role
As an Administration Assistant you will have a fantastic opportunity to support a busy team of recruitment consultants undertaking the following duties:
  • First point of contact to clients and candidates over telephone and face to face handling all queries
  • Taking accurate messages and relaying to the relevant consultant/team
  • Database cleansing projects
  • Updating client/candidate records
  • Assisting the Accounts, HR, Marketing teams with any additional admin support where necessary
  • Resourcing duties such as job advert writing and candidate sourcing
  • Train and hotel bookings
  • Ordering stationary and office equipment
  • Printing, scanning, photocopying and dealing with post
  • General upkeep of the office
This opportunity will allow you to become equipped with the knowledge of how our recruitment teams work giving you a fantastic platform to move into a Trainee Recruitment Consultant role within 12 months. We are also open to considering opportunities within our Support team further down the line should the successful candidate be able to demonstrate a hard working ethic, good progression, commitment and a flare for the more operational side of the business.
About You
  • We are looking for a graduate or an individual who has some administrative, customer service or sales experience and experience handling telephone calls.
  • As this role is front of house and the first point of contact for all our clients and candidates to the business you must have a professional attitude and manner at all times.
  • You must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work within a fast paced environment and use own initiative.
  • You must be organised and able to multi-task a busy workload.
  • You will also be a team player, enjoy working in a fun loving, yet professional environment, and fit well with our company cultures and values.
  • Good IT skills including the use of various Email systems, Microsoft Word and Excel. It would be advantageous if you have prior database experience.
  • A good level of Maths and English at GCSE level is essential.

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Rachel Barton

HR Manager
0161 233 6360

Rachel joined Douglas Scott in September 2012, her first official ‘office’ job role since leaving University. She started off as an Administrator and then moved onto the Support desk as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant. As the DS team grew, an internal position came about for an Administration Manager which she decided to take, becoming the manager of 3 Administrators. She currently manages the Administration team but now covers all aspects of HR as the Douglas Scott HR Manager. Rachel’s duties include; performance management, employee induction and onboarding, training and development, employee relations, disciplinary and grievance, and LOTS of HR administration work. Rachel graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a degree in Criminology. She is undertaking the CIPD Level 5 to enhance her HR skills and knowledge as well as to develop as a HR professional here at Douglas Scott. 

Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Recruitment Consultant
  • Type: Business Support
  • Salary: £16,000 - £18,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Manchester
  • Reference: 41022374

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