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APSE - Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Manchester (M32 0FP)


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a growing organisation. The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) provides a range of services to Local Authorities across the UK including advice and research; consultancy; benchmarking; seminars and training.

We are currently seeking an administrative assistant to join a busy team. The team look after membership activity including events (both administering and attending them), coordinating event bookings (Seminars / Meetings / Training courses), helping with customer queries, updating and maintaining databases, updating the website and assisting in the collation of information for reports along with general administrative duties.

All applicants should have excellent administrative and communication skills and be confident both on the phone and face to face.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; particularly Word, Access and Excel at is essential along with the ability to use Microsoft Teams.

Experience in using design software would be greatly beneficial (InDesign is desired).

Closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday 17 June, it is anticipated that interviews will take place on Friday 24 June.


Benefits include:

Starting salary £19,312

  • Flexible working hours (Flexi-Time); Monday to Friday
  • 35 hours per week
  • Occasional home working
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Excellent holiday entitlement and the potential to take flexi days
  • Able to apply to the Local Government Pension Scheme (Defined Benefit)
  • Health and wellbeing scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • APSE is an equal opportunities employer.

For further information please contact APSE at recruitment@apse.org.uk


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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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