Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth
£20,300 per annum
21 Aug 2019
03 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role title: Administrator - Arable & Dairy Knowledge Exchange
Sector: Technical - Knowledge Exchange

Company Information
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain and managed as an independent organisation (independent of both commercial industry and of Government).

Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Our vision is for a world-class food and farming industry inspired by, and competing with the best.

Our philosophy is that levy payers are at the heart of what we do. In order to deliver genuine levy payer focus there is a sector advisory committee (known as 'sector board') for each of the six commodity sectors represented by AHDB. Each sector board comprises levy payers, other stakeholders from the sector and independent members. The main AHDB Board has delegated the responsibility to each sector board to develop the most appropriate strategies to meet the challenges of the sector; to ensure the relevant levy rate is recommended in order to provide adequate funding for the required work; to monitor strategy implementation and to approve remedies where performance deviates from plan. The sector board members are appointed by AHDB.

Team/department purpose
The Knowledge Exchange teams at AHDB provide a link between farmers and growers, industry partners and AHDB across the United Kingdom. Working across the Arable and Dairy KE teams you will be supporting the key elements of the Knowledge Exchange programme through the Farm Excellence Platform which includes the Strategic Farms and Monitor Farms. These expanding programmes provide a dynamic working environment and you will be instrumental in implementing policies and procedures to ensure their efficient and effective delivery.

Role responsibilities
• Administrative support for team including diary management, arrangement of travel and accommodation requirements; and correspondence; organising internal and external meetings including note-taking, preparing agendas and completing papers.
• Management of administrative support including raising invoice requests, processing expenses, requisition and purchase order management through the AHDB finance system and paper and electronic filing, including monthly accruals where applicable.
• May be given specific smaller-scale project activity or asked to take responsibility for the delivery of activities relating to the achievement of the overall business plan.
• Responds to internal and external queries in a professional manner within scope of role, escalating where required, including requests for resources and technical queries.
• Works within well-defined areas of responsibility and established practices with readily available supervision guidance, whilst expected to work on own initiative.
• Identifies and implements changes using professional knowledge gained through degree or relevant experience, to improve efficiency.
• Supports administrative colleagues within the team.
• Liaises with colleagues within Directorate/Sectors and external stakeholders.
• The post holder will also be expected to carry out any other responsibilities commensurate with the role as required.
• Assist and cover across the administrative function as required.
• Handling incoming post and redirecting as needed

Person specification
• Project and budget management experience.
• Excellent organisational skills with a high attention to detail
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationship with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
• Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team
• Good computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases, email, internet and financial management system)

Salary range: £20,300 - £25,628
Location: Stoneleigh
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35
Closing date: 1st September 2019

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Please note to apply you must be a British citizen or be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship.

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