Administrative Assistant - Intertek331

Job Information

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Job Code: 
Job Category: Administration
Job Location: Farnborough, United Kingdom

This is an exciting opportunity for an Administrative Assistant to join our dynamic team based in Farnborough.

Intertek's Cargo & Analytical Assessment (CAA) business provides quality and quantity measurement, inspection, and laboratory testing services to the global oil, gas, petrochemical, petroleum refining & distribution, natural gas, biofuels, marine, and chemicals industries.They help their clients protect and manage their risk during custody transfer, storage, transportation and other activities related to their cargo assets. Their qualified personnel also provide technical expertise and additive treatment services, helping clients to protect and optimise the return on their cargo business activities.

They have one of the largest networks of analytical testing laboratories in the world. Using advanced analytical technologies, our experienced chemists, material scientists, technicians and lab managers provide clients with key purity and component testing, able to measure elements and compounds into the parts-per-trillion level. Our analytical assessment testing supports crucial quality control, troubleshooting, and research & development processes for clients on a global basis.

Job Responsibilities

The Administrative Assistant will provide office support to the laboratory team, to include:

Preparation  of invoices 

Purchasing support

Providing support to customer and sales teams

Support to month end reporting

Organizational support to meetings

General office support

Additional information

Intertek Farnborough operates on a standard 37.5 hour week 

Job Qualifications

Required skills and experience

GCSE in English and Mathematics, or equivalent

Good IT literacy skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel)

Previous relevant work experience and required personal attributes

Proven customer service skills in a professional environment, both face-to-face and on the phone

Good financial awareness and mathematical skills

Personal Qualities


Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions

Results driven to focus contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the greatest value

Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation

Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service

The ability to demonstrate respect, equity and empathy for a diverse community

Motivated, self-starter

Encourage teamwork (promote operational synergies and alignment) to support each other, our customers and grow together

Highly energised mind-set with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually 

Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met

Fosters integrity and honesty

Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards

Highly organised with strong attention to detail

Confident communicator (written/ oral) and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively

Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in order to meet the demands of the role

A serious commitment to accuracy and quality while meeting goals and deadlines

The successful candidate must be able to obtain UK baseline security clearance

How to Apply

Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to including the reference Intertek331. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

Intertek operates a preferred supplier arrangement and we do not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies

Closing Date 

15th December 2017