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Will Richardson, CEO and founder of Green Element and Compare Your Footprint

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Business Administrator

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Business Administrator – GEJOB026

The Company 

Green Element is a sustainability consultancy that helps companies reduce their environmental impact. We specialise in helping our clients monitor and reduce their environmental impact through running their Environmental Management Systems (EMS) to the internationally recognised ISO 14001:2015 and 50001:2015 Certification standards. 

We are a small and friendly company who try to practice what we preach and therefore a proud member of the B Corp community. We have some big clients and ambition to match, and some exciting projects in development. If you’d like to grow your career and help shape our growing company please apply. 

We are looking for a full-time business administrator to join our Edinburgh team to provide support across the operations, team admin, HR, finance and reporting business functions. 

Location We are working from home at the moment with some co-working desks in Edinburgh and across the UK. The role is based in Edinburgh.  

Hours 37.5 hours per week 

Contract Permanent (With a six-month probation period) 

Start date January 2022 

Salary and benefits £24,000, 28 days holiday, share of company profits 

How to apply Applications will only be accepted via our website (fill in the form below selecting GEJOB026) and before the closing date. The closing date is Friday 3rd December. Applications sent via email, or after this date will not be accepted. For any questions about your application please email [email protected] or call 0207 0960 054 

Required Skills 

  • Outstanding MS Office skills including advanced Excel, and use of Office 365 admin centres 
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Good communication and customer service skills 
  • Highly organised and productive 
  • Good analytical skills 
  • Proactive at identifying changes and improving processes. 



This role is first and foremost about supporting all parts of our team at Green Element and Compare Your Footprint as well as our valued customers. This role will put you at the heart of the business and involve a variety of tasks across the following business functions. 

Your focus will be on supporting the team and our customers. You will be ensuring all phone calls are answered and enquiries logged and followed up on. You will be monitoring our email inbox and will enjoy responding to all enquiries in a quick and friendly way. You will be available to answer team queries and offer assistance or signpost other sources of support where required. You will assist the sales team too helping draft proposals and contracts. 

You will be at hub of the business helping with operations, reporting and analysis of our internal data and processes. Each month you will have a variety of tasks which help us monitor and react to the changing business environment. You will be able to run these reports after full training is given and make improvements as the business grows. 

Our staff and managers will benefit from your help organising contracts, information and HR systems. You will be supported by our HR advisors in activities relating to: recruitment, employment checks, keeping an accurate record and HR files and sending template documents.  

You will have ownership of accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. You will be able to liaise with our accountants and help answer their bookkeeping queries, and other reporting queries. 

You will liaise with our IT support advisors around our IT assets and equipment, making sure that all staff have access to a functioning computer and technology. You will be someone who likes to master new software and be able to help troubleshoot and train others in its use. The core parts of this will be helping maintain our Customer Relationship Manager software and automations using Zapier and other automation apps. 

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