Location Coventry / Agile
Hours 36.25 hours
Salary £22,600 - £24,850
Contract FTC - 6 Months
Division Corporate Services

Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.

Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.

Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK.  Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown.  But one thing that has never changed.  Our belief in people and what they can achieve.

Your role at Orbit.

Orbit are looking for an experienced Administrator to join our Thriving Communities team as a Thriving Communities Coordinator. As well as having a background in administration you will also need to be a proven communicator both over the phone, over email and face to face. In this role as Thriving Communities Coordinator you will be responsible for providing an effective administration service to support the team in the delivery of our commissioned projects and programmes.

Your daily duties will be to:

  • Support effective governance and compliance of projects across the Thriving Communities team
  • To support the effective delivery of our commissioned projects and programmes, including our awards programmes, including liaison with customers, internal colleagues, and external partners.
  • Provide operational support within all areas of the Thriving Communities Team
  • Liaison with third party suppliers e.g. when planning for events and activities and stock management of our promotional items.
  • Supporting our quarterly monitoring processes including sending out claims, collating returns and supporting with databases.
  • Supporting the team with financial procedures including invoice processing and payments to partners.
  • Providing effective diary support to the Thriving Communities Management Team, managing bookings, and coordinating and administrating meetings.
  • Support the continual review and improvement of our systems and processes.
  • Assisting at events where appropriate, e.g. annual roadshows, internal Thriving Communities promotional events, customer engagement events

What will help you make a difference.

To be successful in this role you will not only need to have a background in administration but also have:

  • Proficient level of numeracy and literacy
  • IT skills including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrable communication skills including experience of dealing directly with customers and stakeholders.
  • Experience of data entry, management and maintenance of databases.
  • Experience of office administration including diary management
  • Experience of supporting project management processes.
  • Ability to create new systems and processes
  • Ability to travel to support meetings

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability.  As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.

Why Orbit?

Rewarding your contribution.

For those who want or need more of a work life balance our view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process.

Some of our core benefits include:

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day” (Pro Rata’d)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A great pick and mix of flexible benefits

Our culture and purpose.

We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.  We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties.  Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive.  We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

Work for Orbit.  Believe in people.

We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.


We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.

Application deadline: 21/10/2021