Business Administrator

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Oakington Headquarters, Cambridgeshire


To provide administrative support to the OPC UK business and the compliance function of OPC UK.


  • To provide an efficient and effective clerical and administrative support service to a designated team in accordance with OPC policies and procedures.
  • Taking telephone calls for others in the department when they are out and expected to use their initiative when dealing with phone calls and messages.
  • Undertaking all administrative duties such as photocopying, faxing and sorting and prioritising mail and e-mail. Distributing as appropriate.
  • Sorting and prioritising all incoming mail and e-mail, distributing as appropriate.
  • Managing the electronic diary for the department, including arranging and changing appointments, prioritising these as appropriate.
  • Ensure all urgent and/or confidential communications are received and distributed from/to relevant parties in a timely manner.
  • Organising and planning events as directed, providing all necessary supporting in local materials.
  • Supporting teams in project management and participating in department events.
  • Working with all team members in the collection of information for performance reporting on relevant team projects.
  • Acting as a point of contact for teams, dealing and responding effectively with complex queries from stakeholders and passing on relevant information to appropriate team members sensitively and autonomously.
  • Responsible for ordering stationery and consumables for the department, ensuring they are kept securely. Running and collating reports which may include reports to the senior management as required.
  • Developing and maintaining effective electronic and paper filing systems, to ensure that information is kept securely and is accessible to other members of the team.
  • Preparing agendas, taking minutes and distributing notes of meetings including typing up of group discussions and interviews as necessary.
  • Working together with other administrators within OPC to provide an effective network of communication including dealing with visitors and being flexible to cover other administrators’ general duties.
  • Participate in Research and Compliance activities as directed.
  • To carry out other appropriate delegated duties as required.



  • Educated to NVQ 4 level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of qualification or significant equivalent previous proven experience.


  • Administrative/ secretarial experience including initiating and maintaining office systems.
  • Demonstrable experience in dealing with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Intermediate knowledge of IT systems and software programmes such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Understanding of Confidentiality and Data Protection Act.
  • Clear communicator with excellent writing, data entry and presentation skills: capable of constructing and delivering clear information/ instructions to staff and service users.
  • Ability to work at pace in a busy working environment and able to multitask.
  • Effective team working.
  • Minute taking.
  • Ability to work without supervision. Able to work on own initiative, organising and prioritising own and others workloads to changing and often tight deadlines.
  • Professional, calm and efficient manner.
  • An ability to maintain confidentiality and trust and an awareness of information governance requirements and data protection.


  • Experience of observational and pragmatic trials.
  • Experience with primary care-based research studies.
  • Experience with epidemiological studies or health care databases.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret health data.
  • Experience of working in the primary healthcare sector.

To apply send a CV and Covering Letter to, we look forward to hearing from you.