Administrative Officer

Zoek Pin Exeter, Devon, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 2 days ago

Devon Children's Centres, Tiverton area
Circa Salary £ 17,190 Benefits including 29 days holiday (pro rata) plus public/bank holidays
Permanent, Full Time (working 35 hours per week)

Making sure everything we do runs smoothly.

The role

Devon Children's Centre provides a range of targeted Early Help services to families with Children aged 0-8 years. In Devon, Early Help is made up of service users, community resources, and a range of service providers who will work together to enable families to manage their own dilemmas and solve their own problems, making changes to secure the well-being of their children

You will undertake a wide variety of administrational roles including reception duties, handling queries, data entry, and assist with all systems that ensure the safe and effective running of services out of the Children's Centre buildings. You will need to be experienced in the use of IT and in particular, Word and Excel.

We cover a wide area across Devon and while the post requires the candidate to be located in our Tiverton Centre most of the time, we may require cover in other areas of Mid & East Devon and Exeter Children's Centres for holiday and sickness cover. The ability to travel using own transport is essential.

You will make a difference by:

- Providing a range of administrative and front of house services.

- Providing accurate, efficient recording of information onto databases.

- Organising and progressing the full range of business support activities associated with working alongside the local staff team and range of services we offer families.

- Undertaking desktop research on behalf of colleagues and management.

- Maintaining and supporting the development of management information systems.

You will need:

- Business Administration S/NVQ Level 1 or equivalent qualification or work experience.

- Experience of using PC's on a business network running MS Windows and Office, along with Email and Internet and specific business applications

- Experience of providing a confidential, professional service and to work flexibly to meet the demands of the role

- To work within a team environment, demonstrating tact and diplomacy with other members of staff and where necessary to direct and guide.

- Ability to respect confidentiality in the workplace and to provide a professional service to meet the demands of the role.

- Effective communication written and oral to a range of different personnel.

- Need to be a car driver and have access to a vehicle in order to be able to travel to Children's centres when necessary.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal.
For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

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

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