The role of an Office Administrator
The Office Administrator is often at the heart of an organisation as it is a role that usually requires the person to work with employees from every department within the company or organisation. Office administration is a diverse role that involves managing different aspects of an organisation and supporting company operations by maintaining office systems. This variety of responsibilities means the job is always exciting and challenging.
Typical duties of an Office Administrator might be to deal with incoming calls and client queries, manage incoming mail and liaise with the relevant department, book meetings for management, manage agendas, schedule diaries, and arrange travel plans, bookings and appointments. Other responsibilities may include dealing with post, answering the phone and meeting and greeting clients.
An office administrator may sometimes be referred to, or work alongside, an Office Coordinator, Office Assistant, Office Manager, Business Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Clerical Officer or Receptionist.