Business Support Officer

Role Title and Location: Business Support Officer with the UK Support Function

Job Ref No:P7431

MBDA Level of role: Level 2

12 month Fixed Term Contract

Salary: Upto £25,000 depending on experience

Reports to: Head of UK Support Function/Line Manager

The Opportunity

To support a Head of Department/Senior Management and their teams within projects or client facing areas. In addition, the post holder will undertake specific projects/responsibilities for the management team within their departments. The post holder is required to be proactive in managing a busy workload and will work on his/her own initiative on some occasions. The BSO will need to exhibit a high level of organisational skills, resilience, communication skills and attention to detail, which is key to success in this role.

The Role

  • Will be based in our Stevenage office, however flexibility to travel to other sites maybe required

  • Delivering high level administrative and business support to Senior Management and their teams

  • Create, and maintain, MS Excel spread sheets, PowerPoint presentations, MS Word documents accurately and assist with reports that are sent directly to our clients internal and external

  • Providing core support to numerous managers (in brief):

    • Complex diaries, extensive travel arrangements (including currency) and expenses

    • Organise meetings, events, training days, participate when required and take and manage actions

  • The role requires high levels of accountability, integrity, resilience and the ability to work within a team

  • Participation in UK Support Function initiatives and personal development initiatives

  • Understanding and utilising MBDA systems

  • Assist the project and/or functional population to optimise efficiency throughout the business

  • Develop to become the knowledge point of contact within the project and/or function. These tasks may be varied and ad-hoc in scope.

What’s in it for you?

  • Insight into how a defence company operates, and our products

  • Networking opportunities

  • Develop your Project Management skills

  • Exposure to diverse teams and business environments

  • Opportunity to work with a variety of departments, whilst building networks across the business

  • Control your own learning and development to achieve and maintain expertise and strive for personal growth

What are we looking for?

  • Someone that is forward thinking, who looks to improve efficiencies in working practices and processes

  • Can demonstrate attributes that link to our company values

  • A keen interest in what we do and the desire to understand how MBDA works and how their role impacts the company/department

  • A professional approach, with a positive attitude and the ability to multi task and be proactive

  • A team player that prides themselves with the success of the team and the department

  • Someone who is able and willing to travel to other locations if required, to support the Manager in meetings and events (may from time to time require overnight stay)

  • A professional demeanour in all situations and be able to withhold confidential information

  • It is essential that the post holder undertakes the extensive duties with flexibility, initiative and enthusiasm and operates as an integral part of the team

  • Willingness to learn and extend the role above and beyond the job description

What would you get?

  • Competitive salary, flexible working, paid overtime (subject to level), a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities and superb learning and development opportunities.

MBDA UK require all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).

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