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Reception & Administration Assistant (Kickstart 6 Month Paid Placement)

At a glance

Fashion Enter
National Minimum Wage
Closing date
6 Month Placement
25 hours per week

This advert is to express your interest in this Kickstart placement, not to apply for it, an advisor will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

About Fashion Enter

Fashion Enter is a non-profit, social enterprise, which strives to be a centre of excellence for sampling, grading, production and learning and development of skills within the fashion and textiles industry. Fashion Enter has a Factory for large scale production and a Fashion Studio for grading, sampling and small productions runs. Both units are Sedex approved and produce for leading retailers, etailers, designers and new business start-ups. is the UK’s leading portal for the fashion industry and is the sister company to Fashion Enter Ltd. Launched in 2001 the FashionCapital site is a one-stop online resource with a dedicated team of journalists, business advisors and industry experts to ensure users receive a unique insight into the world of fashion.

The Role

The main roles and responsibilities are:

  • Answer telephone and direct calls as appropriate
  • Receive and respond to email messages
  • Schedule meetings
  • Develop reports as requested
  • Perform research as needed
  • Maintain filing system
  • Act as communication relay, making sure all parties receive the necessary information and that this information is accurate
  • Make travel arrangements
  • Create and reconcile the expense reports
  • Help to ensure the college reception is tidy and welcoming
  • Greet students, staff and visitors, give them directions and answer first-line queries
  • Print ID cards
  • Deal with emails and student enquiries
  • Provide Pre-Information, Advice and Guidance to learners at the time of enrolment Submission of enrolments to funding partners
  • Receive deliveries, distribute mail and frank letters for posting
  • Report problems
  • Purchase stationery and other items
  • Check photocopiers, call engineers if necessary and issue user codes
  • Undertake other duties relating to the efficient and effective management of the area consistent with the post responsibilities, or as may reasonably be required from time to time
  • Updating FashionCapital with news and snippets for Education and Learning
  • Supporting technicians if required

About You

  • Experience of working with customers (desirable)
  • Experience of working in an office environment
  • covering a range of administrative functions (desirable)
  • Use of computer software in a business environment (desirable)
  • Enthusiastic and welcoming manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Tidy, organised and with attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A commitment to delivering front line services to the highest standard
  • Proactive and able to self-manage
  • Highly organised
  • Demonstrate strong team working ability with staff at all levels
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and the use of Microsoft Office are essential

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