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Children's Centres Administration Officer
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Salary: £25,809 - £28,215 per annum 
Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week
Appointment type: Permanent
Location: The role will be based within the Richmond Borough Children’s Centres here will be a requirement to cover all the sites within the borough.

About the role
We are looking for a Children’s Centre Administration Officer to join our team at a time of exciting and positive change.
  • The post will be supervised by the Children’s Centre manager. The post holder will have direct line management responsibilities of the CC Administrative Assistants and where appropriate the Way2Work Apprentices.
  • 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.
  • Be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining efficient administration practices, including recording and filing systems and the effective use of IT systems where relevant, to support the smooth running of office functions in the centre and outreach delivery sites.
  • Be responsible for the day to day data requirements of the centres, including keeping all registration and attendance records for centre users up to date and recorded using the agreed IT applications and in accordance with record keeping policies. Ensuring that data quality is of the highest standard, running reports to support the centres as required and liaising with the data manager on all relevant matters.
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 Officer 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
  • Be able to plan and prioritise your own workload with limited supervision whilst maintaining the highest standards of administrative support for the centres.
  • Maintain a professional and courteous manner at all times and in all communications whether written, electronic, verbal, telephone or in person, while maintaining discretion and confidentiality at all times for all users. 
  • Be responsible for keeping financial records up to date as requested, responsible for limited cash handling duties in accordance with agreed AfC protocol and procedures.
In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities.

Find out more
For more information about AfC and the role 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

Benefit 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

  • A competitive salary up to £28,215 per annum

  • Funding for post qualifying courses

  • Access to our broad learning and development offer, see here

  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 30 days

  • A day off for your birthday

  • Offer to buy extra annual leave days

  • A bespoke employee well-being offer

  • Opportunities to utilise the support from the Social Work Teaching partnership

  • Use of Zip car scheme/ car pool scheme

  • Subsidised staff benefits

  • Discount season ticket loan Cycle to work scheme

  • Parking allocation

  • Welcome payment offered through the refer a friend scheme

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

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 Criminal Record 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
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