Job Vacancies

MEI has the following vacancy:


MEI Office Administrator

Post Title: MEI Office Administrator

Location: Trowbridge

Line Manager: PA to CE/HR Coordinator

Contract: Contract runs until 30 April 2020 with the possibility of an extension

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hrs per week

Salary: £19,154 per annum

Application: Please include a CV as well as a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying to [email protected]

Closing Date: Applications must be received by Friday 7th December.  Applicants who have not heard from us by Friday 14th December should assume they have not been successful on this occasion.

Special Conditions: This post will involve occasional time away to take part in the MEI Conference.


About this role

MEI is an independent UK curriculum development body and a membership organisation for teachers. It provides a professional development programme to enhance teachers’ skills; provides tuition to students and raises awareness of mathematics among students, schools and colleges. MEI also manages the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP), a government-funded programme that provides universal access to students who wish to study AS/A level Further Mathematics.


Job description

As part of an administration team based at our central office, you will play a vital role in MEI’s operation, providing effective support to its office administration systems. Your work will involve a variety of tasks that will involve liaison with internal and external staff.


Main duties and responsibilities

Office administration:

  • Deputising for the PA when absent – includes booking trains, hotels and organising meetings for the CE.  Receiving and replying to the office emails.
  • Answering the phone, dealing with general customer enquiries, whether solving the query or directing it to the appropriate member of staff
  • Issuing initial and renewal DBS instructions to MEI staff, Associates and third-parties, liaising with Cataphract and reviewing DBS tracking database to ensure checks are progressed and updating MEI’s databases with details.
  • Arranging hotels bookings, restaurant reservations and taxis
  • Booking venues for meetings
  • Preparing and sending post and assistance with large mailings
  • Website edits and updates
  • Updating MEI Intranet – includes uploading meeting papers & changing the directory, website & intranet when staff join or leave
  • Managing calendars for meetings
  • Clearing MEI spam junk email folders
  • Have a working knowledge of the Membership database
  • Other admin tasks of a similar nature
  • Annual MEI Conference:
  • First point of contact for queries regarding the MEI Conference
  • Distributing delegate and presenter joining instructions using mail merge
  • Liaising with presenters and staff regarding requirements
  • To have a knowledge of rooming allocation
  • Printing and organising resources for presenters, creating badges for all attendees
  • Attending the conference and providing admin support throughout the conference
  • Recording feedback and distributing summaries to presenters
  • Uploading session resources to website

Person Specification

  • IT literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • The confidence and ability to work flexibly and on your own initiative.
  • The desire and commitment to provide excellent service.
  • Able to provide effective support and advice by e-mail and telephone, with a good standard of English and a confident and courteous manner.
  • Able to plan, prioritise and organise work, and to use initiative in solving problems.
  • Able to work well in a team and willing to support others with a wide range of tasks.
  • Self-motivated. Quick to learn and willing to develop new skills.
  • Willing and able to undertake occasional visits to other locations.
  • Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage, as would experience of working in an educational setting and an interest in mathematics and/or education.