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Job in Focus: Administrator Job Description

Are you looking for a job that provides a stable income, regular shifts and excellent career prospects in an easy to reach location?

If so, you are in luck as an Administrator job can provide all of these things and what’s more, Blue Arrow recruits Administrators for Capita in many locations across the UK and has done for more than 15 years. 


If you are a detail-focused, meticulous individual who loves to ensure order and consistency is developed and maintained whatever the application, then an Administrator job may be the perfect job for you.

To land a job as an Administrator you will need strong computer and keyboard skills including a good knowledge of Microsoft Word, and Excel alongside some of these more general skills that good Administrators should possess.

  • Quick to learn new computer programs and systems
  • Good oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Good level of numeracy
  • Enthusiasm to develop your skills and knowledge.
  • Adaptable to change and willing to embrace new ideas and processes
  • Ability to work unsupervised and deliver quality work across multiple tasks within required deadlines
  • Positive and approachable manner
  • Team player

You can read more about the skills required to get a job as an Administrator here.

 While it is not always necessary to possess experience as an Administrator it is usually requested that you have experience in data entry and computer systems in any capacity.

If you are enthusiastic about self-development and embrace opportunities to improve your skills and knowledge whenever possible, you could build a long and rewarding career as an Administrator.

Finding the right balance between your work and your lifestyle is really important, with an Administrator job you will often find that your shifts include weekdays, Monday to Friday and can include full time hours between 8 and 5 or in some cases early shifts starting at 7am combined with late shifts finishing at 11pm. Administrator shift patterns can work extremely well for those who have home and family commitments providing a career that enables you to maintain a healthy work life balance.

There are Capita business centres located in Rotherham, Leeds, Preston Brook, Preston, Coventry, Southampton, Alton and Cheltenham, all with great transport links so getting to work is easy. 

 If you are looking to the future, then it is good to know that career progression prospects are excellent as an Administrator. The role provides the opportunity to learn specialist skills and knowledge in interesting industries including pensions, law and healthcare. You will also gain a vast cross section of transferrable skills such as computer proficiency, organisation, communication, problem-solving, multitasking and research that can be utilised in many roles and industries.

Full details about the recruitment process can be found on our Application process page. Once you have passed this process you are ready to dive into your career in administration and join a friendly and welcoming team.