Ecorys is a leading research company specialising in policy research and evaluation, communications and programme management services for UK, international and European public sector organisations. Our multi-disciplinary teams help our clients to improve the quality of social and economic policies and programmes by providing high quality research, analysis and by supporting evaluation and learning. We are a socially responsible, employee-owned organisation that gives 1% of our profits to charity each year. Our working culture promotes personal and career development. By joining us you will be part of a large international group with offices worldwide. Ecorys operates a flexible working policy.
About the Role:
We are currently looking for a Business Support Administrator to join our Policy and Research team to provide active support to the busy research team. Our team of 100+ researchers is based across our four offices in Birmingham, London, Leeds, and Brussels.
Our Policy and Research team provides research and evaluation work for a range of clients from small charities and voluntary sector organisations, through to UK Government departments, the European Commission, and international organisations. Our research covers a range of policy areas including education, employment, children, young people and families, health, and wellbeing.
The role of Business Support Administrator will provide a high standard of administrative support contributing to project delivery and business development to help the team win and deliver new and existing projects. Working with the team’s researchers, experts and consultants, and other team assistants, you will provide varied administrative support including formatting outputs from current projects including reports and presentations, assist with the organisation of meetings and fieldwork and support the production and submission of proposals.
The role may be based in any of our three UK offices and is available full time or part time.
You must be able to demonstrate advanced MS Office skills to undertake the formatting of outputs and reports including Word documents such as reports, following corporate or client templates and ensuring a professional finish. You will also produce presentations in PowerPoint and charts and tables in Excel and coordinate diaries, schedule meetings and interviews and managing booking logistics for travel when permitted.
You will have strong planning and organisational skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail to support the administration of our contracts including issuing and logging subcontracts and invoices and answering client queries. In addition, you must be able to collate and organise key administrative, legal, and financial company documents to support bidding processes.
You must have proven experience of being able to work to multiple deadlines and prioritise work accordingly. You must also be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a virtual business support team which is based across our three UK offices.
You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills to liaise the immediate research team and wider business colleagues.