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Trainee Office Manager

Contract: Permanent, full time
Location: Huddersfield
Salary: Competitive and dependent upon experience

About Illingworth & Gregory: 
Illingworth & Gregory (I&G) prides itself in being a family owned, managed and principled company, delivering specialist construction services to our valued clients striving for total client satisfaction in all that we do.
We were established in 1972 and have grown and developed over four decades into a leading Regional Principle Building Contractor offering client focused solutions in Construction, Refurbishment, Bespoke Joinery, Design & Build, Minor Works, Measured Term Contracts and Management Contracting sectors.
Delivering these services via our professional management and directly employed trades teams in-house with the companies’ core family values inherent in all that we do, present I&G as one of few UK Principal Building Contractors offering our clients a complete construction solutions package.
The I&G team has recently joined Sewell Group, a regional Hull-based family organisation founded in 1876. Sewell is a multi-disciplined Group working across Construction, Facilities Management, Investment and Retail sectors, and pride themselves in being a great company to work for, and a Sunday Times Top 10 organisation.
I&G is a sister company to Sewell Construction, and is provided with central support services. As a result Sewell will manage the recruitment and selection process in conjunction with I&G, and the final candidate will be employed with I&G, not directly with Sewell.

Role Overview:
Working with both private and public sector clients, management, and the wider I&G and Sewell family, the Trainee Office Manager is responsible for the smooth operation of the administration support function at the I&G Office and the co-ordination of company events and meetings.
This is an entry level role and the successful candidate will be keen to learn and develop their skills, and rise to the challenges that a busy office can present.

On a day to day basis, the Trainee Office Manager will;
Manage transport and accommodation bookings
Organise meetings, company events and conferences, ensuring that diaries are updated as required 
Work with the company’s ‘People Team’ to keep personnel records up to date
Prepare induction and orientation plans for new employees
Manage staff, clients and supplier correspondence and deal with complaints and queries effectively
Prepare letters, reports and presentations
Support the business development and project delivery teams, as well as the company’s ‘Safety, Environmental & Compliance Team’
Process purchase orders and maintain company databases and systems
Implement and maintain procedures and administrative office systems

Skills and Attributes
As well as fitting into the I&G family culture, the successful candidate will have the following;
Previous administrative experience within an office environment
Excellent communication and relationship development skills
Professional demeanour with a ‘can do’ attitude
Possess good organisation and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise a variety of tasks 
Intermediate level of computer literacy and comfortable with Microsoft packages (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
A positive approach to learning, development and progression

I&G is an equal opportunities employer, recruiting within the guidelines of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity, as an employer and in the delivery of our products and services. As a committed safe employer, an enhanced DBS (criminal record) check will be carried out for the successful candidate of this role.
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