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Programme Administrator

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  • Organisation: The Institute of Groundsmanship
  • Salary: £11,000 per annum
  • Contract: Part Time 20 hours per week
  • Closing Date: 20 September 2017 | Admin

Programme Administrator

Salary: £11,000 per annum, dependent on experience and qualifications

Hours: 20 hours per week

Location: Milton Keynes


The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has a new position of Part-Time Programme Administrator to work within the Grounds and Natural Turf Improvement Programme which is designed to raise standards of sports surfaces and understanding of sports turf management practice.  


Based in the IOG office in Milton Keynes you will work alongside the Programme Director and Key Account Managers and be a conduit between other team members who are all remotely based around the country and other IOG staff. The role will encompass liaison with a range of National Governing Bodies of sport including the Football Association, Football Foundation and the England and Wales Cricket Board who are co-investors in the Programme and other stakeholders.

You must have excellent interpersonal, communications, numeracy and IT skills (especially all the main Microsoft Office packages). You should also have at least 2 years of administrative experience in a busy office involving project work, setting up office systems and working with and supporting remote teams. Being organised and pro-active with good time management ability you will need to multi-task and respond to variable workloads and competing demands. Able to work on your own initiative you will at all times demonstrate tact, diplomacy and respect confidence. 

Job Description

· Provision of administrative support to the Programme Director, Key Account Managers and act as day to day contact for the team.

· Plan and coordinate the programme meetings and the diaries of the team.

· The administration and co-ordination of expense claims for the GaNTIP team, including the Director.

· Collate data and information from the team, maintain the data and compile reports and statistics using agreed templates.

· Develop and maintain efficient and effective administrative system for the team.

· Design and maintain reports and letters templates for the programme in line with programme requirements.

· Organise regular updates and case studies for the Programme Director, team and partners

· Help identify and coordinate collaboration opportunities and events

· Help identify and monitor training and education opportunities of volunteers within each sport

· Provide programme secretariat services, including collation, copying and distribution of agenda, papers and minutes, and administrative/domestic arrangements for meetings.

·By arrangement with managers, provision of support in all areas during periods when resources are stretched (e.g. high business activity, prolonged absences).

· Assist and support the Programme Director in contributing to overall IOG objectives and direction including policy, budget planning, delivery, control, monitoring and financing of the Professional Services programme.

· Contribute to overall IOG objectives and development as a member of the IOG Head Office Team.

· Undertake any other responsibilities as directed by the Programme Director and/or Chief Executive

Skills and attributes required

· At least 2 year’s administrative experience in a busy office.

· Some experience of setting up office systems and working with remote teams

· Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and office IT packages (specifically Outlook, word processing, databases, spreadsheets and PowerPoint).

· Good numeracy skills.

· Financial awareness.

· Basic written skills for drafting routine correspondence.

· Flexible, with good organisational and interpersonal skills.

· Ability to work on own initiative, with some supervision where appropriate, within a small office team.

· Good time management, capable of multi-tasking and responding to variable workloads and competing demands.

· Able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy and to respect confidentiality.

· Ability to travel on GaNTIP/IOG business and stay away overnight on occasions

How to apply

For further information including the application process please refer to the application pack  

For an informal discussion please email Gloria Lau in confidence at

Closing date for applications is 20 September 2017

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