Administrative Assistant

Posted 21 September by Guidant AFC

A career that's life-changing

Location: Chesterfield

Hours: Part-Time (working 17.5 hours a week) on a fixed term contract until 30th June 2019

Salary: Circa £16,300 per annum, pro rata

How Action for Children works

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 370,000 children, young people and their families - but for every child who needs help to get help, there's plenty more to do. That's where you come in.

The role

Our Chesterfield base serves 3 of our services: Talk Time and Space 4 U, which are both early intervention services for children and young people at risk of developing mental health issues or who are affected by someone else's substance misuse respectively, and the Separated Parent Information Programme which is a court ordered, child-focused session providing insight into the effects that divorce, separation and ongoing conflict may be having on children in order to allow ex-partners to work together in the best interests of the children.

The difference

You'll significantly improve young people's lives:

By being first point of contact for all enquiries relating to our services, dealing with telephone, digital and face-to-face enquiries.

By providing a first-class administrative service to colleagues and service users.

By recording accurate information and retrieving data using a database.

By working as part of a team, yet having the ability to work on your own initiative as required.

The person

You'll need:

  • A proactive, can-do attitude and willingness to help.
  • Good organisation skills.
  • A sensitive and calm approach.
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels by phone, email and face-to-face.

The rewards

  • Minimum 29 days' holiday (pro rata)
  • Flexible working, including maternity, paternity and adoption packages
  • Season ticket travel loans
  • Company pension scheme
  • Discounts at major high street retailers.

Plus, there's a lot more besides.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful career with a leading UK children's charity.

Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.

If you meet all the criteria and would like to proceed with your application, you'll be redirected to an application form on our website which should only take around 5 minutes to complete. Please have your CV handy to upload. As this job involves working around children, there are some specific questions we need to ask you as part of your application process. Thanks for taking the time to apply and we wish you the best of luck!

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Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Reference: 36172683

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