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Administrative Support

Contract Type
Defence & Security
Cheltenham, London
A minimum salary of £17,942 and up to £19,861 dependent upon relevant experience.
Expiry Date
Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a real difference to the UK?

Job Description

Using our expertise and experience GCHQ is part of the team which protects the UK, along with law enforcement and the other intelligence agencies. Working with Her Majesty’s Government and industry, we defend Government systems from cyber threat, provide support to the Armed Forces and strive to keep the public safe, in real life and online.

To support our mission, opportunities are now available in Administrative Support roles at our sites in Cheltenham and London, although numbers are limited in London.

In your role, you will use your organisational and communications skills to develop strong lateral links with the teams in which your Business Unit closely works. Typical duties include:

  • Diary and email management for one or more senior managers
  • Coordinating and handling visitors, including visit agendas and programmes
  • Coordinating travel plans and visits to other organisations
  • Arranging meetings and taking minutes
  • General record-keeping and routine tasks
  • Monitoring budgets
  • Analysing, maintaining and manipulating data.

As an organisation we will provide development and support for you to grow in the role and / or for future progression.


  • You will be well organised with an attention to detail, a good team player and have the ability to communicate accurately and clearly with people at all levels.
  • You will need to provide evidence of:
  • Effective time management and the ability to balance competing demands in order to successfully deliver against tight deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service skills including understanding, effectively managing expectations and delivering outcomes.

You must also have the following:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade A-C, including English Language and be proficient in the use of standard office applications.
  • OR
  • Relevant administrative support experience and proven use of standard office applications


We operate a flexible working policy and wherever possible look to accommodate reduced hours or job share options balanced against business needs. 


A minimum salary of £17,942 and up to £19,861 dependent upon relevant experience. Salary will be on a pro rata basis.


To apply for this position you must meet our nationality, residency and security requirements.  Full details of these requirements can be found at Recruitment Process. Candidates who fail to meet these requirements will not be progressed through the recruitment process.

As part of this campaign you will be required to undergo the following;

Application evaluation
Online test
Interview and drugs test


Application Live   3rd July 2017
Online Test       From week commencing 10th July 2017
Interviews       From week commencing 21st August 2017

Interviews will be held in Gloucester and London.