We have an exciting opportunity for a highly enthusiastic Office Manager for one of our busy Children’s Centres. You will support the management of all the administrative and financial functions for one of our Early Years multi-agency Locality Teams. The role includes supporting the Early Years Locality Leader, supporting partnership activity within the Children’s Centre locality area and undertaking project coordination of key programmes. You will be running a busy locality office and administrative service, supporting staff on site and at other venues. The role plays a key role in the purchasing cycle, and the line management of administrative staff. We are looking for an individual who is able to use their initiative and consistently plan, review, audit, update and complete financial and administrative workloads
The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent (to include Maths and English), have an NVQ3 in Administration (or working towards qualification) or equivalent. You should be able to demonstrate that you have an advanced understanding of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) as well as knowledge of database management (such as EISI, SystemOne, MOSAIC, I-case and other nursery software. You will have the ability to work under pressure and achieve results within tight deadlines.. You’ll have exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal with an ability to express issues in a clear and appropriate manner. You will have experience of managing staff and of budget and financial administration.
To find out more about this unique opportunity please contact Sylvia Gilbert, Locality Leader on 020 7974 5240 or Sylvia.Gilbert@camden.gov.uk
This post will require an enhanced DBS check.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, Oyster Cards, Cycle to Work Scheme, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
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Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 23rd April 2019 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Please quote reference: 1900004U
The next monthly intake dates will be on 15 April 2019 and 20 May 2019