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Role Title:                   Business Support Administrator

Site / Location:           Food WorksSW

Term:                          Full Time

Anticipated start date: March 2021

Duration:                    Permanent

Salary Range:              Up to £20,0000 per annum (pro rata) depending on experience

Holiday Allowance:    25 Days + 8 Banks Holidays pro rata

Health Benefits:         Flexible benefit package & additional 3 days absence leave after 1 Yr

DATE ADVERTISED: 10/02/21                                     

CLOSING DATE: Upon finding a suitable applicant


ROLE: Business Support Administrator

Overall Job Purpose

The post holder will support the Senior Technical and Site Manager (The Food WorksSW) and team in all areas of administration, business support and facilities management in the day-to-day operations of the Food Innovation Centre and Engagement Centre.

Role Requirements

The role requires an individual to act as the day to day contact for all clients and enquiries whilst providing the team with all aspects of administrative support for the site. In addition, the role will be required to conduct daily and routine maintenance and safety checks across the site, assist with work programmes of trainees and work placements and manage room hire bookings. Whilst also providing a daily on-site front of house presence and supporting the Business Lounge and Café with hospitality as required.

A significant aspect of the role is the administration of The Food WorksSW, facilities maintenance, security, partnership development with business and community organisations, diary management for room hire and a high standard of administration and customer relations.

Care must be taken to ensure that operational practices, processes, and deadlines are in line with all legal, statutory and regulatory duties, contractual obligations and any funding requirements.

Principle Duties / Responsibilities:

To provide ‘front of house’ and reception duties, coordinating room bookings, engaging with client groups, proving a high standard of administration and database updates as well being the first port of call for Business Unit tenants regarding site issues and concerns to ensure that The Food WorksSW is viewed as a centre of excellence for the industry.


The site provides food grade premises and a food technology resource of excellence in the South West for food and drink manufacturing businesses to enable them to grow and develop to a sustainable level where they can transfer operations into larger units. The purpose built facilities on The Food Works SW site provides opportunities and support for businesses currently facing growth barriers in terms of accessing suitable premises to operate from and developing effective food technology and business development solutions. As a place of manufacturing excellence, The Food Works SW site must have a culturally positive environment for all stakeholders with a positive continuous improvement attitude to all operations.

To apply for this role please email for an Application Pack and then email the information required as detailed below before the advertised deadline or as soon as possible if no deadline is stated.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the role and in The Food & Drink Forum (site operator).

Please note that we receive a lot of applications and as a result it is difficult to respond to each individual applicant therefore, if you have not received communication from us within two weeks, it is likely that you have not been successful in your application on this occasion.                                                                          

  1. A Covering Letter demonstrating;
    1. Your interest in the Forum
    1. How your qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience meet the role and person specification
    1. How you would achieve the requirements of the role
    1. What added value you would bring to the role
  2. At least 2 references (one must be from your current employer). Please state whether referees can be contacted during interview stages.
  3. A Completed Application Form
  4. A Current CV

Further information, a full recruitment pack, job descriptions and person specification can be found here:

Job Description & Person Spec

Application Form

Please send your application to

We will be holding interviews throughout the course of February/March.

Please submit your application as soon as you are able to as the advert will close as soon as we have found a suitable candidate.

The Food & Drink Forum Ltd
The Food Works SW
Whirlwind Road
BS24 8EF

CALL: 01934 315381

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