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Directorate Admin Assistant

Reference: MAR20218997
Expiry date: 23:59, 11 April 2021
Location: Chester Zoo
Salary: £19,792.40 Per Annum
Benefits: excellent benefits package
Duration:6 months

Directorate Admin Assistant

Temporary (6 months) – Full time


We are Chester Zoo, and for nearly 90 years we have been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to prevent extinction, from caring for animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and, despite all the recent challenges thrown at us, we still want to be the best zoo in the world! If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting vacancy for a Directorate Admin Assistant to join us on a temporary basis to provide support to our Directorate team.


The role:


  • Providing administrative support to ongoing projects including the updating of various policies and documentation on the organisation’s intranet, involving liaising with members of the SMT and co-ordinating large volumes of information
  • Providing professional, confidential support to the Executive Assistant & Senior PA with a wide range of general day to day administrative duties.
  • Providing support to the Executive Assistant & Senior PA by maintaining accurate data records, in both paper and electronic filing systems.
  • Responsibility for meeting co-ordination, including the collection and distribution of meeting papers, minutes and agendas, as well as Facilitation of meetings including arranging room bookings, equipment and refreshments where necessary.
  • Supporting the maintenance and development of existing specialist administrative systems and processes.

The successful candidate will have:


  • Relevant administrative qualification at NVQ level 2 or equivalent qualifications or experience of working in an administrative role.
  • Relevant ICT qualification (ECDL is desirable)
  • Good IT skills, particularly all the Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Word.  (Experience of MS Teams is desirable).
  • Experience of meeting coordination proving timely and accurate minutes.
  • Well organised with the ability to prioritise workload and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Interpersonal skills demonstrated by an ability to liaise confidently and effectively with managers, both orally and through written communication.
  • Numeracy and data analysis skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential.


The hours of work are 40 hours per week, worked Monday to Friday.


The salary for this role is £19,792.40 per annum and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found at


To apply for this position, click ‘Apply Now’ to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for our Directorate Admin Assistant role


Closing date for applications is Sunday 11th April 2021.