Administrative Assistant (6333)

Developments LTD

Bradford, West Yorkshire

Circa Salary: £18,000 (pro rata for part time hours)

Fixed Term 12 month contract.  Part time hours 14 hours a week across (days open to discussion)

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.  

We're Action for Children and we're proud to do things differently. We couldn't be here for children and families without you. That's why it's so important to reward and recognise your hard work. Joining us will not only give you an enormous level of job satisfaction but will also unleash a pretty  benefits package! If you'd like 29 annual leave days (pro rata) pension contribution up to 7%, discounted healthcare treatments and much, much more, then read on – we'd love to hear from you!

We are seeking an experienced enthusiastic, proactive and self-motivated Administrative Assistant to join our committed and supportive team! You will be working within the community and from home, the role offers flexible work options.

What does Action for Children do? 

Action for Children protects and supports 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.

Tell me about the service and the role 

‘Baby Steps' is an educational programme designed to support expectant parents through the emotional and physical transition of starting a family.  They run over 20 projects for expectant families and families with children aged 0-3, including reading, play, healthy cooking and eating, support in the home, English language skills and much more.

You will make a difference by:

  • Performing varied administrative tasks including photocopying, filing, data input and collation, amending directories, operating manuals, replenishing stationery and operating systems.


  • Minuting local meetings, producing letters, reports and other documents using Information Technology including email and internet.


  • Booking travel arrangements, accommodation for members of the team, and ensure that they have knowledge of the agreed itinerary and that they are kept up-to-date of appointments and bookings.



  • Keeping up-to-date and accurate records of financial transactions following or as a result of inputting and retrieving data from information systems, including the payment of invoices, purchase orders, holiday records and petty cash.
  • Arranging room bookings, ensuring that meeting rooms are set up and maintained, arranging the provision of refreshments when required.


  • Maintaining telephone communication (including switchboard- where appropriate) both in and out of the office ensuring messages are processed and other enquiries dealt with in the appropriate manner.


  • Processing incoming and outgoing mail as required.


  • Undertake reception duties, and in so doing to welcome internal and external visitors in a friendly and professional manner and direct them to an appropriate staff member as required

You will need:

  • Business Administration S/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qulificaiton or work experience.
  • Confident communicator with the ability to deliver and manage written and oral communication effectively.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks according to deadlines and produce accurate work
  • Ability to apply numeracy and literacy skills, to the duties of the post
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and agreed processes, to set standards and timescales
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to learn new processes and demonstrate good practice to others,
  • Consistently achieves set deadlines when dealing with specific requests with confidence and accuracy.

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. Learn more about our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our Action for Children website.   


We proud of the passionate people who work at Action for Children. And we offer a generous rewards package to recognise them. Please refer to our attached benefits booklet.

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 600,000 children and families across the UK.  

For more information, please contact Nazia Hayat email Nazia.Hayat@actionforchildren.org.uk

Action for Children may stop taking applications earlier than advertised if we find the right person.

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing Monday 13th December 2021.

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, celebratingdiversity and workinginclusively. We value and welcome applications from anyone with the skills and experience for the role. People with disabilities, and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities




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Better Start Bradford - Baby Steps
Barkerend Childrens Centre, 365 Barkerend Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
    England North
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Part-Time
  • Closing Date:
    10 December 2021
  • Number of Roles:
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