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Administration Assistant

Closing date: Friday 14 June 2024

We are looking to recruit an Administration Assistant to work at our office in Berwick upon Tweed.

Job Type: Full time, 37 hours per week. Permanent.

If you have an excellent telephone manner, good computer and literacy skills, this is an excellent pathway to develop your career with Greaves West & Ayre.

The Role

As an Administration Assistant within our business, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Possess a confident and friendly telephone manner.
  • Have excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Be able to adapt to changing demands throughout the day.
  • Show accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Be proficient in Excel and Word.
  • Ensure confidentiality at all times.

The Person

You will need to be able to deal with a busy and varied role, with day to day duties including answering and redirecting calls, typing, diary and appointment management, filing, scanning and archiving of information.

Our administration team are the first point of contact for the business and you will work within our admin hub answering the telephone and on occasion on our front reception meeting and greeting clients.

We would prefer someone with previous experience of working in a similar role, but we will consider someone who requires training. Microsoft Office skills are essential.


  • Your salary and pension will be very competitive, with an annual review
  • 32 days annual leave (includes public holidays). Increases to 35 days with long service
  • Life Cover / Death in Service equivalent to 3 times gross annual salary
  • Employee Perks schemes, (wellbeing support, discounted shopping, Reward & Recognition scheme)
  • Private Healthcare Insurance cover available should you wish to purchase this
  • Social activities
  • Learning opportunities such as professional qualifications / external training

Who we are:

Greaves West & Ayre is a long-established firm of Chartered Accountants. We have grown significantly over recent years and are now 12 partners and around 130 staff. That makes us the largest Professional Services firm between Edinburgh and Newcastle and one of the biggest employers in the area. We offer a full range of accountancy services and have our own Wealth Management and Computer Services divisions. Our size means that we can offer you a breadth and variety of work across a wide range of clients and industries. This balance is more difficult to achieve in either very small or very large organisations.

Our offices are situated in Berwick upon Tweed and Haddington. Our sister company Three Counties Limited is located in Durham.

There is a friendly atmosphere in our offices, many social events are organised throughout the year and we like to encourage a good work-life balance. Our Berwick office is situated in the town centre and is a new state-of-the-art premises, which provides a pleasant working environment and equips us to meet the changing needs of our staff and clients in a progressive manner.

We value our staff and are committed to their training and development. This is backed up by the fact that we receive long levels of service; many of our people have been with us for decades. Continuity of personnel is important to us, as it is essential in building and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients.

We value our team, encourage, and support our employees to progress to their full potential.

Come and work with us and let us help you to achieve the lifestyle and career ambitions you are looking for.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to be successful within this role, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to:

Angela Bruce
Greaves West and Ayre
17 Walkergate, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1DJ

Closing date: Friday 14 June 2024

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