Regional Administrator (part time - 17.5 hours per week)

Would you enjoy supporting our regional teams with your excellent administration and communication skills?

Salary
£20,705 (full time per annum) pro rata for part time
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Morpeth, Northumberland
Closing Date
Closing date is 3PM on 29 November 2019

Are you a capable, professional Administrator; a confident communicator and team player, with a flexible attitude and positive approach?

Would you enjoy supporting our regional teams with your excellent administration and communication skills? 

Blind Veterans UK is the national charity helping blind ex-service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives.  We offer blind veterans access to the highest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss.

Our Regional Administrators work as part of a regional team, providing high quality administrative, organisational and engagement support to a number of Community Services in order to allow them to focus on delivering a service to vision impaired veterans.

In the Regional Administrator role you will:

  • Provide administrative support to the Regional Manager and up to two Community Team Leaders including financial record keeping, cash handling, banking, communications, minute taking, dealing with general correspondence, producing reports and statistics and formulating newsletters
  • Assist with the formulation and implementation of administrative, financial, computer and paper based systems for audit, performance management and monitoring purposes
  • Coordinate diaries, attending and arranging meetings, taking and circulating minutes
  • Liaise with Blind Veterans UK members to arrange home visits, attending events
  • Assist with arrangements for member engagement events and other community based activities
  • Assist and deal with incoming calls, enquiries and contact from vision impaired veterans and the general public, including managing the communications with the wider team

The ideal Regional Administrator for this role will:

  • Have experience working with service users/members in a charitable/third-sector environment
  • Have relevant administration and cash handling/petty cash experience
  • Have experience with minute taking
  • Have experience with financial record keeping
  • Have experience providing administrative support to a team and working independently under pressure
  • Be highly proficient in Excel (graphs), Word, Power Point, Outlook and the internet
  • Have excellent verbal communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Be confident, friendly, patient, and tactful
  • Be able to deal with ambiguity and have a flexible and ‘can do’ attitude to work
  • Ideally have previous experience of working with vision impaired, elderly or disabled people 

Working 17.5 hours per week, pattern to be agreed with the right candidate, this is primarily an office based role, with travel to locations within the region necessary from time to time. Benefits include free life assurance, sickness benefit scheme, generous pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a health cashback scheme (after one year’s service).

If you think you have what it takes to be part of a developing and growing charity that values its beneficiaries, staff and volunteers please apply now.

Closing date:             Friday 29 November 2019 at 3.00pm

Interviews:                Wednesday 11 or Thursday 12 December 2019    

For further information, please download the Job Description (including Person Specification) below. 

To be considered for this role please send your CV and supporting statement of no more than 500 words, outlining your suitability for the role (in Word format) to recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk

Please note we are only able to consider applicants who submit a CV with a supporting statement.

If any part of the application process is inaccessible to you or you have questions about this opportunity, please advise us via recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk

Should we receive a high volume of interest, we may close applications for this vacancy before the deadline so you are advised to express your interest as soon as possible. 

 

Regional Administrator - Job Description