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Administration Team Lead

Job Description
Are you highly organised with excellent interpersonal and communication skills? Do you have experience of providing general administrative support within a security sensitive environment? Have you had managerial or supervisory responsibilities?

We are seeking an Administration Team Lead who leads the defined administration team at Cheltenham, providing team leadership and delivering administrative/associated services.

Different thinking for a Different world
Northrop Grumman is involved in a range of future game-changing defence and security programmes. Whether this is as a partner in the F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with much of its situational awareness and communications, as a leading specialist in large intelligence datasets, as a pre-eminent provider of High Altitude Long Endurance unmanned aircraft systems, or as the ‘go to’ provider for truly open system architectures for battlespace networks, communications, and command and control, Northrop Grumman has an unparalleled reputation as an innovator. 


How you will make a difference

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver a professional, consistent administration support service
  •  Line manage and develop the Cheltenham administration team
  • Provide appropriate support, guidance and training to administration team members when implementing new company policies and procedures
  • Manage the day-to-day administrative support planning and associated duties
  • Provide onsite clerical support as and when required
  • Support NSS employees with booking arrangements for domestic/international travel & accommodation
  • Assist with organisation of in-house/off-site conferences, exhibitions and Company functions
  • Provide administrative support for department budget control and purchasing
  • Provide holiday and sickness relief cover for other administration support staff to ensure continuity of service provision to the business
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks as requested


General Operational duties

  • Remain compliant with all applicable Global and Operations processes and procedures
  • Attend Operations department meetings as required
General line management duties

Understand and apply all policies, processes and procedures around people management, compliance and governance

What we are looking for:

Essential Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience of managing a function delivering a broad range of administrative duties/tasks across departments
  • Leadership experience, motivating and engaging a multi-skilled team


For this position we would be looking for someone with the following skills and competencies:

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Adept at time management and prioritisation
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, able to engage effectively with all stakeholders
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Highly-competent user of Microsoft packages, including but not limited to Microsoft word, excel, outlook and PowerPoint
  • Flexible and responsive attitude
  • Proficient at multi-tasking, working under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Exceptional customer orientation
  • Problem-solver with excellent attention to detail
Additional information:
  • Additional UK travel will be required on occasion to attend localised meetings and to attend training events Clearance requirements: The post-holder must be able to obtain and maintain UK Government clearance