Administration Assistant - Paid Work Experience (6 months)

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Job Ref.: 
Charity and Public Services
Job Location: 
Recruiting For: 
a work experience placement (unpaid)
Job Duration: 
6 months
Exact Salary: 
£9.75 ph
Salary and Benefits: 



Salary London Living Wage £9.75 per hour

Holidays: 25 days plus 8 Statutory holidays calculated pro rata

Hours: 9 - 5pm

Comprehensive Health and Wellbeing package

6 days vocational training or volunteering in a community business

£1,000 for individual training needs calculated pro rata

Number of vacancies: 
I would like to receive applications from: 
Lambeth and Southwark
Job Description: 

About Us:

We are an independent charitable trust that supports community businesses in England. We provide access to research, peer networking, funding, events, advice and capacity building for community businesses with a £150 million endowment from Big Lottery Fund, which we need to invest in the community business sector by 2025. Our vision is to create better places through community business.

Our Values:

Bold -

We experiment, take risks and test new ideas

We move quickly to take advantage of opportunities

Informed -

We learn from research and from our delivery

We’re responsive and adapt to what we’ve learned

Open -

We are transparent about our decision-making

We share knowledge and learning, including what has not worked

Collaborative -

We work across sectors and respect others’ knowledge and experience

We encourage others who share our vision in order to bring about change


Role Purpose:

  • Reporting to the Office Manager, you will work in an administration support role for the London office.
  • You will be responsible for ad hoc general office duties.
  • This six month fixed term contract will give an excellent opportunity to gain experience of working in an office and all that entails.


  • Help screen incoming calls
  • Manage the post and emails
  • Greet visitors
  • Book cabs and couriers
  • Look after the filing
  • Photocopying as required
  • Updating of contact lists
  • Scheduling meeting rooms and booking refreshments and lunches
  • Providing ad hoc support for other team members as required
Person specification and Experience required: 

Skills and Experience:

  • Be organised
  • Be friendly and helpful
  • Flexible and able to prioritise a changing ‘to do’ list
  • Have an eye for detail and be accurate
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Self-motivated and use initiative to see what needs doing rather than waiting to be asked
  • Well-spoken so you can be easily understood
  • Smart and well-presented (so as to give good first impression to visitors)
  • Clear use of written English with accurate spelling and grammar
  • Able to work in a team (i.e. readily offer assistance to others)
  • Good Microsoft Office skills


CLOSING DATE: 30th August 2017

INTERVIEWS: Week commencing 4th September 2017

To apply for this job please email us a cover letter and your most up-to-date CV.

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