Administrative Officer (6436)

Non-Social Care

Role: Administrative Officer

Circa Salary: £20,000 per annum, pro-rata

Permanent Full-Time Hours: 20 Hours a week  - 4 hours a day Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm start and finish time flexible to suit your work/life balance.

Perks: Annual leave of 29 days (pro-rata) PLUS public holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our careers portal.

Location: Aylesbury

Closing date: Friday 4th February  - We may stop taking applications earlier than advertised, due to the volume of applications we receive. So, don't delay submitting your application for consideration!

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children.
Spare us five minutes, and we'll tell you what you need to know…

About Action for Children

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood.

We're committed to ensuring that every child is given the opportunity to thrive. We protect and support vulnerable children, young people and their families by giving them the practical and emotional care and support they need.  Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

What you'll be doing:

In the role of Administrative Officer you will work as part of a team working with one other senior members of staff, including the Senior Business Support Officer, a co-ordinator and team leaders and support workers.

You'll do this by:

  • Providing data required by the senior business support officer for internal and external reporting: monthly, quarterly and year-end.
  • Accurately keeping record of processes to keep the team informed of completed stages at any given time.
  • Provide day-to-day admin support to the service including reporting and monitoring repairs, ordering goods, booking agency, checking and processing agency and internal staff timesheets, processing and recording parent payments, quarterly parent mail-outs, track service expenditure, etc.


What we need from you:

  • Business Administration S/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification or work experience.
  • Experience of MS Windows and Office, along with email and internet and specific business applications i.e. finance.
  • To work within a team environment, demonstrating tact and diplomacy with other members of staff and where necessary to direct and guide. 
  • To take responsibility for a project or task and deliver within agreed timescales.
  • Attention to detail and willingness to learn new processes and demonstrate good practice to others, whilst using your excellent communication skills.

Bucks Activity Project is part of the Action for Children Countywide Integrated Short Breaks Service, commissioned by Buckinghamshire Council and provides community short breaks to children and young people aged 0-19 with disabilities and additional learning needs across Buckinghamshire with over 250 children currently registered.

You can also click on the following links for more information about us……. See for yourself how fun and rewarding it is to work for Bucks Activity Project!

Types of short break available| Short break service | Bucks Activity Project| Buckinghamshire |Action for Children | Action for Children


Working here is so much more than a job.

It's an investment of time to truly make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families across the UK.

Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. Given this and our ongoing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, we encourage applications from everyone. We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.

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.

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you..

Application process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration – please refer to the JD and Person Specification when applying. We want to know what unique qualities you can bring to help us reach our vision for children and families.

Talent pool: We're sure you've got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you're unsuccessful this time around, we'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But, feel free to let us know if you'd rather we didn't do that.

If you need support with your application, please contact Sarah Manderfield on 01923 361743. We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

If you want to get to know us a little better, check out our socials on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook or Youtube.




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Bucks Activity Project
201 Buckingham Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK
  • Circa:
  • Directorate:
    England South
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    4 February 2022
  • Number of Roles:
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