We are seeking a Team Administrator to work 24 hours per week to provide excellent office support in service that provides care & accommodation for older adults with mental health needs.
Interview date: TBA
For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Lines Operations Manager or Claire Thaxter Assistant Operations Manager on 01273 295880
About the role
Wayfield Avenue Resource Centre is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide residential care & accommodation for people with mental health needs.
You will be joining a friendly supportive team who have a passion for supporting adults aged over 40 with severe and enduring mental health needs and believe the service is unique within the city.
The Team Administrators form a vital part of the staffing team, they are often the first point of contact for people using the service who may need support with telephone calls, accessing information, paying a bill or just a little chat about the weather.
The successful candidate will need:
- The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- To show compassion, understanding and empathy towards people using our services.
- To have sound administrative skills to support a busy resource centre.
- To demonstrate attention to detail and be committed to keeping accurate records to meet both our statutory requirements and financial regulations using excel databases, council agreed systems and word documents.
In return we offer a friendly environment to work in, access to excellent training opportunities, regular supervision and team meetings, staff discount schemes and generous annual leave.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
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Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).