Business Support Administrator

Job type: Permanent full-time roles (37 hours per week). Part time will also be considered.

Locations: Sheffield (office & home based)

Salary: £22,168.00 per annum

At EDT we pride ourselves on creating an environment that supports a healthy work life balance for all our staff. We provide policies that encourage flexible working around individual needs. We offer a range of benefits including a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme and additional voluntary money saving benefits* that can be seen below.

Benefits include:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rota)
  • 6% matched pension scheme
  • Discounted gym memberships*
  • Health care cash plan*
  • Retail discounts*
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Wellbeing App.

About the organisation.

Education Development Trust has first-rate credentials in providing services that bridge the gap between education, training, and employment. We have been a leading careers service provider in the UK for over 20 years and have a successful rack record of managing programmes delivering careers, employment, and skills support.

We are currently recruiting an experienced Business Support Administrator to fill our Compliance & Contract Coordinator role in our Employability and Careers Team based in Yorkshire (Regional office is Sheffield).

The roles will be a mixture of office based (Sheffield) and home working.

We pride ourselves on creating an environment that supports a healthy work life balance for all our staff. We have a commitment to providing policies that encourage flexible working around individual needs. Aligned to this is our commitment to offering a sector leading range of benefits including a generous holiday allowance of 30 days and 8 bank holidays (based on FTE), accredited training and development opportunities, a 6% matched pension scheme and additional voluntary money saving benefits.

The roles will provide administration support to the the Employability and Careers teams across a number of different projects  and to carry out a broad range of regular and ad-hoc administrative services and tasks for and with managers, colleagues and customers.

Candidates ideally will have previous experience of working in a office environment as well as having both customer service and administration experience.

We would be interested in talking to candidates who have a background in any of the following: Compliance, Labour Market Information (LMI), project support or recruitment.

Essential Requirements: 


  • Educated to minimum GCSE ‘C’/Level 2/equivalent in maths and English.
  • An understanding of and commitment to confidentiality and data security.


  • Level 3 qualification in administration/business/finance or equivalent experience.
  • Understanding of the skills and employability agenda specifically including the roles of the Local Enterprise Partnerships, sector bodies and other employer representative bodies.



  • Working within a busy team, building and maintaining effective relationships.
  • Data entry
  • Managing multiple tasks and working to deadlines.
  • Experience in the use of social media for professional purposes.


  • Compliance checking, accuracy checking or auditing for the purpose of submitting accurate funding claims.
  • Experience of working within the careers advice, employability or learning and skills sectors.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 12 November (Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received)

Recruitment/Induction to Careers day will take place on 21 November in Sheffield, details will be sent to all candidates who are invited.

How to apply: Once you click apply you will be required to complete a short online application form and upload your CV.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service.

At Education Development Trust, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and knows they can reach their full potential.  We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks. We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Education Development Trust an inclusive place to work.  If you have specific requirements or adjustments, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.  We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident employer scheme.