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Part Time Administrator at Swindon Food Collective

Hours: 15 Hours a week over 3 days
Rate of pay: £10 per hour
Holiday allowance: 20 days pro rata

The Swindon Food Collective is seeking to employ a part time Administrator to assist the staff and trustees in all aspects of the charity’s operations and business. The successful candidate will need to be sympathetic to the needs of our client group and supportive of the ethos of the charity and its aims.

As the local, independent food bank we are accepting both financial and non-perishable food donations so that we can operate a charity that feeds those in need. Over 7,000 people are expected to be fed this year and the acceptance and redistribution of over 92 tonnes needs to be managed.

This part time role is based at our warehouse in Westlea and is crucial to all the different teams, both internal and external, that work within and across the Swindon Food Collective network.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and attributes. They will be responsible for many administrative tasks that enable us to record and use data to enhance our funding applications, acknowledge donations and support our sponsors, aid our volunteers in their own tasks and sustain the staff in their roles.

Excellent literacy and numeracy skills are required with an up to date knowledge of computer packages such as word, excel and some understanding of databases etc. General Duties will include managing aspects of the email, post, IT, vehicles, diaries, newsletters, mailings, printing, volunteer applications, data bases, social media, stationary ordering and accepting donations etc. This list is not exhaustive.

To apply for the role please request an application form and submit your CV please by

CV’s are accepted along with the completed application and ethnic monitoring form. Closing date for completed applications to be received by email or post is Friday 31st July at 12 noon. Interviews dates will be arranged for early August.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic situation interviews may be carried out via a web chat. Please let us know if this is a difficulty for you.

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Communications Administrator at Healthwatch Swindon

Based at Sanford House, Swindon (with occasional travel throughout the South West)
Hours: 26 per Week
Pay: NJC 7-12 (£19,554 – £21,589)
Term: Initially fixed until 31 March 2021
Closing date: 9am Tuesday 28th July 2020
Interviews: Thursday & Friday 6 & 7 August 2020 via video call

Aims of the post

We are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. We’re here to make sure that those running services, put people at the heart of care. Our sole purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. We focus on ensuring that people’s worries and concerns about current services are addressed. We work to get services right for the future.
This post covers both Healthwatch Swindon and Healthwatch Bath & North Somerset
The Care Forum offer a fair application process with a shortened person specification, Interviews which utilise scenario questions, presentation and assessment to accommodate the differing strengths of candidates.
All applicants are reminded that applications are most likely to be successful if they are written clearly to align with the numbered points in the person specification.
The Care Forum is a strongly committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all members of the community. The Care Form does NOT accept CVs. This post is subject to right to work checks.
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