Administrative Officer (4638)

North London + Hertfordshire
Permanent, Part Time working 18 hours per week
£20,400 per annum pro rata + Outer London Weighting Allowance

The Role

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children across the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 301,000 children, young people and their families.

Due to continued growth we have a unique opportunity for an admin officer to join our team and work across our cluster in North London and Hertfordshire.
The role is offered on a part-time basis (working 18 hours a week) although the hours and days of work can be negotiated to suit.

Please note although the main base will be in Northolt, the successful candidate will need to travel across the tree locations (Rickmansworth and Hertford). 

 You will make a difference by:

- Providing a range of administrative and reception duties.
- Organising and progressing the full range of activities associated with the management of business meetings.
- Providing written, verbal and e-correspondence, in collaboration with management and operational colleagues, ensuring prompt, courteous and appropriate responses.
- Dealing with petty cash across all 3 services in the cluster.
- Undertaking desktop research on behalf of colleagues and management to inform responses to correspondence received or to enable the completion of specific reports.
- Producing presentations, written and financial reports for management, including formatting of information and data, which is consistent with organisational and regulatory standards.
- Maintaining and supporting the development of management information systems to enable the extraction, tracking and presentation of accurate data. 

You will need:

- A relevant qualification in business administration or the equivalent experience.
- Excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate in a clear and professional manner.
- Flexible and adaptable approach with the ability to deal with changing priorities and complete tasks within required timescales.
- Sound IT skills especially in Excel and other Office packages.
- A willingness to undertake organisational training to be able to perform duties on a range of E-Systems and computer software.
- Experience of providing a confidential, professional service and to work flexibly to meet the demands of the role.
- The ability to work on your own, using your initiative, but also to work well as part of a bigger team.

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. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


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. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

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.

For more information, please contact Fatima Matin on 07918773592.

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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Haydock Short Breaks
23 Haydock Ave, Northolt, London, United Kingdom, UB5 4AC
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    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    14 March 2021
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