Position: Fennies Real Estate –Construction Administrative Assistant

Salary: Up to £40, 000

Hours: 40 hours per week

Reports to: Business Development Director


Working at Fennies is about loving what you do and having the passion to be the best at it!

We’ve been excelling in early years since 1992, and we’re opening new nurseries every year. We don’t acquire existing nurseries, so each of our settings is Fennies through and through, from our exceptional culture to our bespoke rooms. From day one, you’ll be supported by our tailored induction, and you’ll be given every opportunity to grow and develop in your career with guidance from the Fennies Academy.    

The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to organise their work via various online and manual systems.


What you know:


  • Proficient in MS packages Excel and Outlook.
  • Exceptional organisational skills.
  • Can do approach.
  • Calm and professional manner. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Confidence to communicate effectively and accurately with all stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and experience in construction/maintenance advised.


Role & Responsibilities: 


  • Reviewing, updating, and controlling technical documents
  • Creating and maintaining efficient filing systems
  • Creating and maintaining information on systems and databases
  • Tender administration. Making calls and chasing suppliers, quotes and job reports.
  • Action the startup of new orders i.e., applying for scaffold licences, road closures, power upgrades etc.
  • Taking minutes
  • Residential property assistance. Booking repairs, taking calls from tenants
  • Procurement relevant to projects and existing nurseries
  • Fleet management, booking MOT’s and services.
  • Office Management, replenishing, ordering materials and stock checks.


We’re the best at:

  • Onboarding staff correctly in a paid induction to ensure you feel confident and supported from day one of your career at Fennies
  • Communicating within our teams in regular meetings to give and receive feedback, mentor and ensure we are succeeding together
  • Prioritising your well-being by offering monthly events that help you progress in your life outside of Fennies, learn to mix cocktails, get advice on mortgages or try a meditation class
  • Providing new facilities to create an engaging environment for children to learn and for you to inspire young learners 
  • Offering you encouragement and development to grow in your career with the help of our internal Academy Team. Do you want to become a Room Leader? A Third in Charge? Or a Nursery Manager? We’ll help you get there  

We have: 

  • Competitive salaries that match or exceed our competitors, pension scheme, staff discount for signing your children up to Fennies
  • Internal education experts and specialists to support you in your rooms, and additional partnerships with external experts, such as Professor Sam Wass— from channel4’s Secret Lives of 4 and 5 Years Olds
  • Well-being benefits, such as 33 days of annual leave, cycle to work scheme, team incentives, and events
  • Free First Aid training, DBS training and uniform provided free of charge
  • The Fennies Fresh Café provides an option of 3 free lunches served each day in our bespoke staff rooms, where you can relax  
  • Referral bonus of £500 for every friend or family members who want to join the Fennies family
  • 'Our new Bupa Employee assistance programme is an incredible benefit for all Fennies employees and eligible members of their household. It has access to immediate mental health and wellbeing support, direct access to speak to nurses and online support and guidance on a number of topics all 24/7. We all need a little extra support from time to time and Bupa Provides just that for all Fennies employees.'


Love the sound of working with Fennies? Join us today!


‘Fennies Nurseries is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and proof of identity will be required’




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