Salary: £19,600 per annum

Location: Paisley, but will also require travel across multiple offices.

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term contract for 1 year / 16 hours per week

Perks: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you’ll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It’s the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children’s lives.

A bit about the role

Our Moving On service work with young men to build their self-caring skills from day one, working on making long lasting resilience and self-confidence. The aim of our service is to reduce or stop the risk of repeat offending or offending at all, by supporting the client with their physical, mental & psychological wellbeing. We assess their abilities alongside their health and wellbeing, to allow the help to be provided.

This role could be a great fit if you are looking for work life balance or looking to return to the workplace. The contract runs initially for 1 year and is a great opportunity for you to grow your experience and build networks within a great charity.

How you’ll help to create brighter futures

Based within our Paisley office, our Moving On service, aims is to provide 1 to 1 support for young male individuals between the ages of 16-21, who are currently in custody or at risk of going into custody at HMYOI Polmont.

As an Administrative Officer you will be a key team player, acting as the face of the service, welcoming all internal and external visitors and ensuring visitors experience is welcoming and professional, always ensuring our brand and values are reflected.

Key responsibilities of your role will be:

  • Organising and progressing the full range of activities associated with the management of business meetings, ensuring efficient and effective planning for a single or series of meetings, addressing timelines, notifying participants, venuelocation (including use of digital technology), refreshments, agenda preparation, minuting and progress chasing agenda items and follow up actions.
  • Producing presentations, written and financial reports for management, including formatting of information and data.
  • Undertaking desk top research on behalf of colleagues and management to inform responses to correspondence received or to enable the completion of specific reports.

Let’s talk about you

Do you have previous administration experience or a proven track record of delivering an effective, efficient, administrative service? We are looking for someone who is highly organised and focuses on attention to detail, working to deadlines that will be flexible to meet the needs of the service.

It would be great if you have a Business Administration S/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification – but we are very open to relevant experience, rather than a qualification.

  • You will take responsibility for tasks and projects.
  • Confident in using Microsoft packages, including emails, internet and business networks.
  • Work within a team environment, demonstrating tact and diplomacy with other members of staff and where necessary, to direct and guide.
  • You will have effective communication, written and oral to a range of different personnel.
  • Co-ordinate key activities, liaising with senior external stakeholders
  • Respect confidentiality in the workplace

We understand that there are a lot of jobs out there just now but if this role connects with you, and you really want to make a difference to the lives of young people, then we’d love to see your application.

Good to know

Application Process

There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Diversity, equality and inclusion

At Action for Children, we’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. So, if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we’d love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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