newProject Administrator

Date Posted: 7 days ago
Plymouth PL1 2AY

Job Description

At Barnardo's, our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need.

Would you like to be involved in this unique opportunity to support Children and Young People in the Plymouth?

What's “Care Journeys” all about?

Barnardo's and Plymouth City Council are working in partnership to transform the lives of care experienced children and young people. As part of our “Care Journeys” work across the city, we are looking to not only create new projects, but influence existing systems and services.

About you

You will have received a Service Administrator job description and person specification. This is a generic role in use throughout the organisation. We are looking for someone to work office hours in our central Plymouth office on Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays.

What do your duties include?

  • Administrative support to the team.
  • Providing office cover and answering telephones.
  • Administering petty cash system.
  • Processing staff expenses.
  • Using all relevant IT applications.
  • supporting with budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Provide reception support.

What will you need to offer?

  • Experience of using IT applications including Word and Excel.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Experience of record keeping.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as an individual.

There will be times where you have to work on your own, but there is also a strong team ethos both for us as Barnardo's in Plymouth, in the Care Journeys team, and with our partners in Plymouth City Council and beyond.

What you can expect from us

A full induction will be given, including:

  • Mandatory e-learning.
  • Support around Barnardo's financial procedures'.
  • Shadowing opportunities with Barnardo's staff.
  • Safeguarding training.
  • Mental Health First Aid training.
  • First Aid training.

Additional Information

Young people are involved in every stage of the process, including the final interview panel.

Please include as much relevant detail in your application to demonstrate how you fulfil the requirements of our job role, as outlined above and in the Job Description/Personal Specification. Experience can be from previous employment, education, training, volunteering etc.

Need more information?

If you require any further information about this opportunity, please contact Rob Harrison at

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

About Barnardo's At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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