Administrative Officer

Full time | Employer - @ Action for Children Fostering South West
  • Post Date: 11 May, 2022
  • Salary: 20,800
  • 1 - Total Opening(s)
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Job Detail

  • Experience Experience of adhering to internal policies, processes and proceduresYears
  • Qualifications Social Worker

Job Description

Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description:

Role: Administrative Officer

Salary: Up to £20,800 depending on experience 

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full-Time, 35 hours per week and we can consider less hours - simply let us know in your application.

Location: Horfield, Bristol (ability to work from home 2 or 3 days per week)

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.  


We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know…. 


About Us 

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


About the Role: 

Our Fostering Services are committed to doing what is right, doing what is needed and doing what works to provide stable and loving homes for vulnerable and challenging children that need them most. We have offices in Bristol and Exeter and our purpose is to find foster homes for children of all ages. In this diverse role, you will be responsible for mailbox duties, carrying out foster carer application checks and administration and coordinating a training calendar for the wider team. Our friendly and committed teams train, support and develop foster carers skills to promote the needs of children through Therapeutic Parenting and child centred approaches. If you have the passion, skills and knowledge required to support us and our foster carers on our journey we would welcome an application from you.


As an Administrative Officer, you'll be: 

  • Providing a high-quality range of administrative services to colleagues, Social Workers, Foster Carers and professionals.
  • Supporting the foster carer application and assessment process to ensure we provide safe and stable homes for our children.
  • Working as part of a team, yet having the ability to work on your own initiative as required.
  • Flexible, effective, intuitive, flexible and able to work to deadlines.
  • By having experience of financial processes and systems such as petty cash, invoice processing and billing.
  • Delivering excellent customer service and communication to all by phone, email and face-to-face.


What You'll Bring: 

Our job description for the Administrative Officer outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are: 

  • Demonstrable experience within a similar role
  • An organised, detailed and keen eye for accuracy, as well as being able to work efficiently and effectively
  • Intermediate IT Skills across MS Office, along with experience in software systems
  • Experience of adhering to internal policies, processes and procedures
  • Understanding of safeguarding, GDPR and acting with integrity and discretion
  • A professional, yet personable approach and be able to work independently 


Working here is so much more than a job. 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. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves. 

Academic Qualification:
Social Worker

Communication, Time Management, Resourceful, Detail-Oriented

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