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Administrator / Site Coordinator

Location: Leicester, LE4 9LJ

Salary: £15,269 – £18,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Fixed Term Contract (MATERNITY COVER): May 2019 – December 2019 (with possible extension)

37.5 hours per week, Mon – Fri


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced administrator / site coordinator to support the operation of Leicester Food Park, a purpose built facility for food and drink manufacturers. Working in partnership with Leicester City Council and the East Midlands Chamber the administrator / site coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of the park.

This vacancy provides an exciting opportunity for a professional administrator to play a key role in the development of Leicester Food Park as a sector intelligence hub for food and drink manufacturers across Leicester City and the wider Leicestershire area.

Day-to-day activities will vary but could include; being onsite at all times, reception duties, general office administration, minute taking, facilities management (incl. quote gathering, liaising with site contractors and maintenance checks), business engagement, providing administrative support for project delivery (including ERDF funded projects), event management and support, general housekeeping and hospitality tasks, updating various database/CRM systems, developing standard operating procedures (SOPs), providing administrative support to other team members as required, assisting with the promotion of the Food Park, events and services, undertaking unit viewings with potential tenants, liaising with tenants on a daily basis, H&S tasks such as fire alarm testing as well as any other tasks required to support the team.

We are looking for an approachable team player with experience of the food and drink manufacturing sector, with a working knowledge of health and safety. Equally someone who is self-motivated with exceptional communication skills via telephone, email and in person.

The fixed-term post will be office-based, Monday to Friday (9AM – 5PM, with a 30 minute lunch break). Flexibility will be required for breakfast or evening events.

Essential Requirements:

  • A high level of office management and administration experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Working knowledge of health and safety management
  • Facility management knowledge or experience
  • A high standard of literacy and numeracy with excellent communication skills
  • Professional minute taking

Desirable Requirements:

  • Food and drink manufacturing experience or knowledge
  • Knowledge and experience of working with ERDF funding / projects
  • Research and telemarketing skills
  • Marketing and event management experience
  • Tenancy / lease management experience
  • Business advice experience

The Food and Drink Forum is the industry support body for the food manufacturing industry within the East Midlands and further afield. Through the provision of a membership service the support provided to businesses includes: food technical expertise and training, updates on legislation and regulations, marketing and links to suppliers, new product development and BRC, HACCP and SALSA support. Our members can expect the service of the forum to be a one-stop for all their food related needs. For further information please visit:

To apply for this role please send a letter of application demonstrating your interest and experience in the role, together with a copy of your CV, finally please enclose 2 referees. Please post to Bryony Whiley, The Food & Drink Forum, The Business Centre, Southglade Food Park, Gala Way, Nottingham, NG5 9RG or email to


The closing date for applications will be Friday 15th March 2019. Interviews will be held on Monday 25th March 2019.

As we anticipate a high response rate we will only contact successful applicants.