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Senior Administrator - Site Operations

Date: 04-Aug-2022

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides expertise in one or more BAS services
  2. Delivers Business Support administrative services to a high standard managing and completing tasks, using own initiative
  3. Supports the development of other team members by giving guidance and training on administrative services.
  4. Resolves queries using judgement based on analysis of information and knowledge and experience of processes and services.
  5. Delivers services across all areas of the business in line with business needs as determined by the Team Leader.
  6. Supports the effectiveness of the BAS team and support the Service Lead by proactively seeking areas for continuous improvement, participate in service team meetings implementing improvements as well as supporting others with such activities.
  7. Expected to participate and support a smooth transition to the new organisational model, leading by example, through the change.
  8. Produce and oversee the pulling together of Work Instructions for new tasks  and ensure these are filed under the correct BAS Service Work Instructions Folders


Key Capabilities/Knowledge

  1. Ability to communicate confidently with people at all levels
  2. Ability to use own initiative in non-standard situations without supervision
  3. Competent in all MS Office packages to intermediate level or above as well as good knowledge of SharePoint
  4. Competent in the use of Ariba and have excellent knowledge of the QinetiQ purchasing process
  5. Understanding of information classification in accordance with MOD policies and control of off-site movements.
  6. Able to make decisions based on own knowledge and experience.
  7. Good organisational skills with the ability to multi-task
  8. Ability to train others
  9. An expert in at least one BAS service



Level 3 or equivalent business administration qualification and/or evidence of equivalent experience.  Working towards a Level 4 qualification/gaining equivalent experience.

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.