Regional Administrator (Region 5)

Are you an experienced Administrator looking for the chance to make a significant contribution to the quality of life for vision impaired veterans? Our Regional Administrators will be working 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.

Salary
£22,222 per annum
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
London
Closing Date
Closing date is 11:55 AM on 21 September 2017

Region 5 - South East & London

35 hours per week

Are you an experienced Administrator looking for the chance to make a significant contribution to the quality of life for vision impaired veterans? At Blind Veterans UK, we believe that no one who has served our Country should have to battle blindness alone.  It is our mission to ensure that vision impaired ex-service men and women have access to the finest quality of services to help them discover life beyond sight loss. 

Following our own research and in line with the ethos of the Care Act we will be delivering our services closer to the point of need and this means a significant increase in our workforce.  The Regional Administrator will be working 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 job you will:

  • Provide administrative support to the Regional Manager and up to three 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
  • Assist with day to day management of the Regional office, including liaising with estates Services who manage the facilities

The ideal Regional Administrator for this job 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 

This is a Monday to Friday and primarily office based role (location to be flexible), however travel to locations within the region will be necessary from time to time. Benefits include free life assurance, sickness benefit scheme, childcare voucher scheme, generous pension scheme and an employee assistance programme.

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 for applications for this Regional Administrator role is Thursday 21 September 2017 at 11.55am. Interviews TBC. Please note only completed application forms will be accepted for consideration, not CVs.

To be considered for this role please complete the application and personal details form and email it to recruitment@blindveterans.org.uk

Regional Administrator (Region 5) - Job Description

Application Form

Personal Details Form - DBS