Trainee Office Administrator

Group (Beaconsfield)

Are you looking for a busy office support role?

Shanly Homes, a privately-owned, award-winning regional housebuilder is looking for a Trainee Office Administrator to join their friendly team based in the Beaconsfield office. This is a great role for someone looking to make an initial step into office administration and you will be provided with support and guidance to develop.

About the role

As Trainee Office Administrator you will:

  • Provide daily cover of the office reception area and switchboard
  • Answer all incoming calls in a friendly and professional manner, transferring the caller to the relevant employee/team
  • Manage any deliveries notifying the employee of it's receipt
  • Greet visitors and let the relevant employee know of their arrival
  • Co-ordinate the office's post
  • Daily collection and drop off at the beginning and end of the day for our document exchange post. A full driving licence and own transport is a must
  • Open and distribute post to relevant teams/employees
  • Collate and prepare all outgoing post
  • Assist in managing employee holiday requests and attendance
  • Record requests for holiday including in Outlook calendars
  • Input attendance information into our employee database ensuring it is accurate
  • Support with general duties to keep the office running efficiently and presented well
  • Proactively keep the meeting rooms and kitchen areas tidy and replenish items when needed
  • Check if refreshments are needed for meetings and help with any lunch requirements
  • Assist in organising for office and company events
  • Help out different teams across the business when needed
  • Prepare a range of documents and liaise with our solicitors to assist our Long Leasehold Property Manager
  • Support with the invoice process, ensuring information is recorded and copies are filed as necessary

About you

We're looking for someone with:

  • Own transport and full UK driving license
  • A proactive attitude and willingness to help where needed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • Great self-motivation and enthusiasm

What we offer in return

You'll be given the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment that combines the friendliness of a privately-owned business with all the benefits of a financially strong company that has stood the test of time.

As well as the standard benefits you'd expect - a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave (increasing with length of service) and company social events - we also offer:

  • Annual and long-term bonus schemes
  • Free life assurance
  • Salary exchange pension scheme
  • Discount scheme with savings across a range of sectors
  • Wellbeing benefits - a cycle to work scheme and access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • A welcoming culture where employees are generous with their time and their support.


If this offers the challenge you've been looking for, and you feel that you would make a great addition to our team, then we'd love to hear from you!


Shanly Group is an equal opportunities employer.


We will always try to fill our roles directly where we can.

When we need some extra help, we work with selected recruitment agencies who we have agreed fees and terms and conditions in place with. A member of our HR team will directly engage with the recruitment agency, discussing the role requirements and process fully. Candidates should only be put forward to a member of our HR team following this specific instruction.

We will not pay any fee to agencies who submit a speculative and unsolicited CV to any of our employees and without the agency having received a specific instruction from the HR team. In this instance, we reserve the right to contact the candidate directly without incurring any agency fee.

Speculative or unsolicited candidate and/or CV submission to Shanly Homes Limited, Sorbon Estates Limited and all associated, subsidiary, holding, related or connected companies will be seen as evidence of full acceptance of this policy.



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Grow with us

Shanly Group is passionate about investing in young people.

Be it via the support we provide through our charitable arm, the Shanly Foundation, or via our employment and training initiatives, we remain committed to attracting youngsters to the various professions within the construction industry.

We facilitate work experience opportunities and engage with our local schools through attendance at careers fairs and we work with schools to deliver on-site visits.

We also provide careers support to local children by taking part in mock interviews and giving advice on how to write an effective CV.

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