Office Assistant

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm Kempston, Bedford

Are you looking to start or develop your career in an office environment? If so, then we have the job for you…


A position has arisen for a friendly and enthusiastic Office Assistant to join our busy Administration team at our pharmaceutical distribution centre in Kempston.


If you are a quick learner with the skills below, we look forward to hearing from you.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Greeting visitors and contractors.
  • Updating spreadsheets, schedules and reports.
  • Signing for deliveries and collection dockets.
  • Managing and distributing all incoming and outgoing post.
  • Assisting with international shipping, including customs clearance administration.
  • Manning the site switchboard, screening and directing calls, taking messages when necessary.
  • Weekly inventory checks of Company food supplies, stationery and high viz clothing, ensuring all stock is up to date and ordering more when necessary.
  • General administration tasks such as filing, typing, copying, scanning.


What you will need to succeed:

  • Great communication skills, both written and verbal, with an excellent command of English.
  • Confident MS Office skills, particularly Word & Excel.
  • The ability to multitask, problem solve, meet deadlines and prioritise a changing to-do list.
  • Be organised, with great attention to detail.
  • Have a friendly, outgoing personality.
  • A minimum of six months experience in a similar role (preferable).
  • Be well presented


In return we offer you:

  • A great working environment
  • A competitive salary
  • A benefits package that includes life insurance and pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Full initial and on-going training and career development.
  • Free lunch
  • Onsite parking