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Specialist Admin Support



We are recruiting for specialist administrators with a background of working in high paced professional administration environments.

We are recruiting for specialist administrators who want to make a difference. If you have a background working in a specialist administration environment or are looking to apply your skills to something new at an exciting organisation, these roles might be for you.

You could join our Business Enabling Services (BES) teams who act in partnership with all parts of the business to provide high quality administrative support services. How? We do this in the most cost effective way and more importantly through their diverse and inclusive community of team members who are always seeking to provide an amazing service to the business. No day is the same and the work is varied within each of these roles. If you enjoy daily interactions with people and working as part of a team to deliver excellent administration support then join our team and make a difference.

Delivery and Business Support Assistants

We currently have opportunities within our Delivery Support and Business Support teams at our sites in Porton Down, Salisbury and Portsdown West, Fareham. These roles are accountable for providing professional business support services to nominated senior managers, management teams and key personnel within the Divisions.

About the roles:

Team members are responsible for providing professional administrative support to our business to enable the Divisions to deliver high impact Science & Technology (S&T). Team members will have good time management skills and have the ability to prioritise competing demands. They will also need to have good communication skills and excellent attention to detail, working collaboratively with the business to develop strong networks.
Whilst working as part of a diverse team they will be required to meet information assurance standards whilst adhering to relevant policies, guidance and processes to support business delivery. We are looking for someone who will need to be competent in using Microsoft Office software products specifically; Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint and databases.

You will;

• Act as Point of contact to Ministry of Defence (MoD) staff outer offices, seconded team members and Gateways.
• Support and facilitate highly effective stakeholder meetings.
• Support to evidence based decision making through the collation and provision of timely and accurate business information
• Maintain SharePoint information, administering access permissions and maintain stakeholder contact information.
• Ensure that Division information is accessible, accurate and controlled to meet Dstl’s information management policies.
• Act as a point of contact for the Division communications, ensuring the appropriate message is communicated to the right audience within a controlled manner
• Providing continuity of the business support across the Divisions, maintaining business performance
• To support the delivery of key business and operational activities (e.g. assets, active roles, Timesheets)
• Could include Reception cover, acting as first Point of Contact for visitors

Join Dstl and use your administration skills to support our specialists deliver world class science and technology.

We have nine opportunities available within our Business Support Group, eight based at Porton Down, Salisbury and one based at Portsdown West, Fareham. You’ll be part of a large team but will have your own area of responsibility. If you are invited for interview you will be assessed for a position within either area. Please see attached role profiles for more details

If successful you will be required to undergo Security Clearance which may also involved developed vetting. More information about this can be provided at interview so please ask the panel if you have any questions. 

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only. This job is not open to candidates who hold a dual nationality.


Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department
Between £19,450 and £22,173 Per Annum
Closing Date:
26th May 2019


Salisbury and Fareham


Helen Christie
Dstl Porton Down
T: 01980 950000, Option 4

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