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Children's Centre Admin Assistant
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Salary: £22,377 - £23,607 per annum pro rata

Hours: Full time - Richmond / Part time (18 hours) - Kingston

Appointment type: Permanent

Location: Richmond / Kingston


About the role

We are looking for a full time Richmond based and a part time Kingston based Children’s Centre Administration Assistants to join our team at a time of exciting and positive change.


As Children’s Centre Administration Assistant for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the smooth running of all of the centre sites, including outreach venues, and to assist the wider centre teams with day to day organisational and administrative duties
  • You will be working as an integral part of the children’s centre team so will need to greet and receive centre members of the public and professionals entering the Children’s Centres and will need to assist in ensuring that centre users registrations and activity records are up to date and accurate
  • The role also involves undertaking a variety of general administrative duties as directed
  • A programme of training, support and development opportunities will be offered

This is a fantastic role in a lively and supportive team.


About us

We have been up and running for five years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.


About you

To be Children’s Centre Administration Assistant for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • You will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people
  • You will have good organisational skills and be able to work flexibly to adapt to busy and changing circumstances
  • You will need to work well as part of a team and maintain a polite and professional manner at all times
  • You will need to manage your own workload, with support from the Administration Officer

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. Our learning and development offer was highlighted as a key strength by the judging panel when they named us Social Work Employer of the Year in 2016.

Find out more
For more information about AfC please click here

To view the job description and person specification for this role please click here

Alternatively, you can attend one of our Recruitment Drop-Ins to 'Meet the Employer', which we hold every last Thursday or Friday of each month. To register for a drop in session, please click here

If you would like have an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact
 Brenda Wood on for an informal discussion. 

Benefits of working for Achieving for Children

As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.


The successful candidate will have access to:

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a DBS Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.


Closing date: 10th November 2019


Interview date: 27th November 2019

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