Administrative Assistant

Closing date: 
7 Apr 2017
Ballymena and Little Steps Sure Start Projects are funded by the Department of Education to provide a range of Play & Early Learning.

Family Support and Health Services to children from pre-birth up to four years old and their families. Both Projects comprise of a Multi-Agency and Multi-Disciplinary team who work in close partnership with a range of local Statutory, Voluntary and Community groups to promote effective service delivery in response to the needs of families across the designated Sure Start areas. The casual positions will cover 3 sites across the Projects in Antrim and Ballymena.

As a Business Support Officer you will be based at the main reception area providing a high quality business support service to the projects ensuring the smooth running of administrative procedures and contribute to the review and further development of the administrative services within the projects.  You will be required to demonstrate an underpinning knowledge of safeguarding and confidentiality, record keeping and IT skills. These are casual permanent positions to support the existing Administrative teams. Once you are a casual member of staff you will be able to apply for part time and full time positions advertised internally within the Project/Organisation.

Essential Requirements

As well as working within Action for Children's policies and procedures at all times, you will need GCSE English and Maths (minimum C grade) or equivalent. Applicants will be required to evidence an IT qualification or proven experience in Microsoft/databases. Experience of working in an office working with members of the public face-to-face is essential. 

Applications will only be considered for those applicants who can demonstrate an ability to meet the travel expectations associated with working flexibly across all 3 sites.

Ballymena Sure Start operates across Ballykeel Business Centre, 18 Crebilly Road and St Joseph’s Early Years Centre, 90 Doury Road, Ballymena; Little Steps Sure Start Project address is: Farranshane House, 1 Ballygore Rd, Antrim, BT41 2RN.

Reference: RS101346

£8.38 per hour