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plus £1,750 location allowance
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Administrative Officer
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Administration / Corporate Support
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Hanslope, South East England, MK19 7BH
About the job
Job summary
Our Operations group tackles some of our fastest-paced and most challenging projects. And as part of the Strategy Performance and Governance team within it, you'll provide the crucial admin support that keeps the whole operation running smoothly.
Job description
Take on a more far-reaching challenge

In a role that's as interesting as it is diverse, you'll be involved in everything from keeping our database of contract staff updated to creating requisition orders for goods and services, all with a view to ensuring that we comply with the latest regulatory standards, support legislation and achieve ever-higher levels of customer engagement. As well as enabling you to make a tremendous contribution to the team, juggling these different priorities will give you the chance to develop a wide range of new skills and broaden your own personal experience.

Make the most of your existing talents

To rise to the challenge, you'll need to be highly organised with excellent planning skills. But at the same time, you must be flexible and adaptable with a totally unflappable approach. From a practical standpoint, you'll need a good grasp of IT – particularly the Microsoft Office suite. And while you must work well as part of team, you've also got to be happy working on your own initiative. Perhaps most importantly, you must be a natural communicator – someone who can quickly gain the confidence, trust and respect of stakeholders across the organisation.

And build a great career with FCDO Services

At FCDO Services, we protect information, assets and people for organisations here in the UK and all around the world. Our customers, who include the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, look to us to respond with speed, agility and innovation to their ever-changing security challenges. This gives every job at FCDO Services added significance – not least those in Operations. This role, then, will expose you to many different areas of the business while giving you an overview of our entire operation. And with our quality training and development opportunities, who knows where it could lead? All our employees have to be security cleared before being appointed, so you will need to undergo a vetting process as part of your application. This role requires you to go through Security Clearance Vetting (SC). You can find out more about vetting on our website.

Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.
Person specification


Service reporting
Customer service
Stakeholder management
Planning and organising
Microsoft Office Suite

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience


Experience in working with customers or stakeholders
Experience of working to deadlines
Ability to plan own work


Data/information gathering and reporting - Working
Learning and development tailored to your role
An environment with flexible working options
A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
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Selection process details
Shortlisting will be conducted against the Job Specific Skills, Knowledge & Experience outlined in the Role Profile.

Interviews will be conducted using a mixture of Behaviours and Job Specific questions.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.
Nationality requirements
Open to UK nationals only.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Job Location : Hanslope
Company : Fcdo Services
Position : Business Support Officer
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