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Kent Recruitment

Business Support Officer/Senior Business Support Officer

London, United Kingdom
Business development / marketing/ sales
Date Published

About you:

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector. We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined. It’s the energy of every member of our team, driven by our beliefs, that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities in which we operate and the planet:

  • We thrive on EMOTIONAL AGILITY
  • We are built on INFINITE THINKING

Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us.

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re driving awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. We're creating a culture of inclusivity, where all employees feel a sense of belonging. Our combined energy is fuelled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. In the UK we're working towards D&I accreditation with The Clear Company, and we're signed up to the AXIS Pledge promising to make equal pay, equal leadership, and equal opportunities a reality. We understand that part-time doesn't mean part-committed, and most of our roles can be performed on a part-time basis. We work flexibly, and hybrid working is the norm for us, with staff typically spending around 50% of their week working from one of our offices.

About the job:

Our Business Support Officers are a core part of the day-to-day running of our UK & Europe business. Not only do we rely on their support to ensure our 350+ project staff have the best environment possible to work in, we also look to our Support Officers to provide day-to-day assistance to our management team. You'll report into our London and Epsom Group Lead, supporting them, their Team Leads and the 70 or so colleagues working in those teams. In addition to your local responsibilities to London and Epsom, you will be part of Business Support team working with our other regional Support Officers taking direction from our Head of Business Support.

Your purpose:

  • Managing office procedures, policies, expense claims and supplies for our London and Epsom office.
  • Provide assistance to the team of 70+ technical staff split between our London and Epsom locations.
  • As part of the Business Support team you will be required to flexibly help and take instruction from the Head of Business Support, London and Epsom Group Lead and senior management team.
  • Manage internal projects in support of the operations teams e.g. office moves, office refits, maintaining IT registers.
  • Liaise with estates and facilities management to ensure the offices' condition and upkeep is maintained.
  • Develop and plan internal communications at the request of the management and operations teams, as well as booking and planning internal and external meetings or events.
  • Manage travel bookings for staff, interfacing with our travel provider, when required.
  • Office compliance management, potential to support facilities management and operations to ensure our offices meet requirements.
  • Manage bookings and payments to external service providers e.g. training or professional memberships.

What you can bring?

  • Positive, friendly and approachable attitude, willing to work as part of a team.
  • The ability to manage your own time and the flexibility to change priorities depending on the business needs.
  • Demonstrable experience in business administration, business support or office management.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc).
  • Good organisational skills, the ability to organise yourself and others.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work with a range of staff with different needs and levels of experience.
  • Good numerical skills and attention to detail.

We operate a hybrid working model and you will be expected to be available in the office for a minimum of 3 days a week, split between our London and Epsom locations.

Why work for Kent?

The UK is the first major economy to legislate for a Net Zero target by 2050. To achieve this, our teams are ensuring a mix of secure and sustainable energies that can meet our industry and lifestyle demands today, and in 30 years' time. Kent is an all-new Integrated Energy Services Company, fusing together the heritage and future from Kentech and SNC-Lavalin's Oil & Gas business - including their Offshore Wind and Low Carbon capability. We now have a global footprint, with 10,000 employees across 84 nationalities. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward," a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning.

Read more about 'Total Reward' (service currently shared with SNC-Lavalin/Atkins for post-sale period).

We want you to feel able to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us in confidence at [email protected].

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Follow the link below to apply for this role. This link will route you through to the recruitment team at SNC-Lavalin who are currently supporting Kent with hiring activity for an interim period. In August 2021, Kentech acquired the Oil and Gas Business of SNC-Lavalin and this led to the relaunch of our new company, now known as Kent.

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