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Admin and Secretarial

Office Administrator

Up to £13.50 per hour

Job Title: Office Administrator

Location: York

Salary: £13.50/hour

Job Type: 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday with a 30-minute unpaid break for lunch.

Garrowby Estate is a traditional agricultural estate extending to 13,250 acres, located 13 miles east of York.

The Estate:

  • Two principal houses
  • 40 let farms
  • 750 acre in-hand farm
  • Stud farm
  • 1140 acres of forestry
  • 140 let houses and cottages
  • Various commercial properties including a village pub

Garrowby Estate and three other estates owned by the Halifax family are managed from the Estate Office in Bugthorpe.

The Role:

This is a public facing role which requires an organised, self-motivated individual with the ability to multitask. The appointee will be responsible for providing administrative support to our office personnel to ensure the smooth running of a busy office.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Providing administrative support to all departments which includes clerical activities such as copy and audio typing, scanning, filing, archiving and uploading invoices to the accounts system.
  • Answering incoming calls and confidently deal with the enquiry, transfer the call or take accurate messages as required.
  • Communicating effectively with internal and external parties.
  • Responding to customer service emails in a timely manner.
  • Providing support to the accounts and administration team, which includes activities such as scanning, filing, archiving and uploading of invoices to the accounts system – for the sales and purchase ledgers.
  • Creating work flow tasks on KeyPrime Accounts and Property, ensuring tasks are created and assigned to the relevant department.
  • Supplying essential paperwork to outlying departments.
  • Scheduling and prioritising workload.
  • Arranging incoming and outgoing post and ensuring that office supplies are adequately stocked.
  • Providing a welcoming environment for all incoming visitors and clients.

The Candidate:

  • Will have two years previous administration and reception experience with excellent attention to detail.
  • Will be fully competent on computers including Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
  • Have a proven track record as a team player.
  • Have excellent organisational skills with the ability to accurately and timely deliver tasks.
  • Experience of payroll – desirable.


  • Holiday entitlement is 29 working days including Public Holidays.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to commence work as soon as possible.

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