Administration Assistant (Volunteers)



Salary: £ 18,384 pro-rata







Action for Family Carers is a thriving charity which for nearly 30 years has been providing support for Carers who have unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.  We are a Carers Trust Network Partner and Centre of Excellence.  We provide information, advice, peer support, counselling and respite day care across Essex, working within schools, GP practices and in a variety of community settings.


With support from the Henry Smith charity, we are offering a new opportunity to provide administrative assistance to the Volunteer Coordinator.


Administration Assistant (Volunteers)

28 hours per week

Salary: £ 18,384 pro-rata

Part-time/flexible working patterns will also be considered for the right candidate.

This post is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2021.


·         With your office base in Maldon, your role will be to assist the Volunteer Coordinator with delivering the Volunteer Strategy across the charity to support the achievement of positive outcomes for unpaid Carers across Essex.

This will include:

·         Helping to provide administrative assistance to the Volunteer Coordinator with effective and efficient recruitment, training, supervision and support of volunteers across the organisation.

·         Maintaining relationships with key stakeholders including Volunteer Centres and other organisations/businesses to promote and recruit to volunteering opportunities.

·         Establishing and maintaining processes for recruitment, induction and retention of volunteers.

·         Carrying out administrative tasks such as printing, copying and dealing with post.


You will need to be:

  • Enthusiastic about working with and supporting volunteers.
  • An excellent organiser, with project planning experience.
  • An excellent communicator using the telephone and in the written word.

•     A “people person” who enjoys getting out and about and networking with a wide range of         organisations and individuals.

•     Proactive and able to work under pressure.

•     Flexible and prepared to travel regularly across the county.

•     A good motivator, supporting retention of volunteers.

•     Keen to recruit and work with a diverse range of volunteers.


We offer:

  • Full induction and relevant training.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • A chance to be part of a Carer-centred, supportive and friendly team.


This role would be suitable for anyone who has worked in the Health and Social Care sector or the community volunteering sector.


For an application pack go to

Closing date for completed applications: 15th May 2019.


Interviews will be held in week commencing 21st May 2019.


Action for Family Carers is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.   


Registered Charity No: 1127164


Closing date for completed applications 15th May 2019

Wednesday 15th May 2019

Interviews will take place on

Tuesday 21st May 2019

Application Pack

To view the full Application Pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification, please see the PDF links below.

If you are interested in applying for this post, please Save a Copy of the application form, fill it in on your computer then either:-

email to or print and post to Brickhouse Farm, Poulton Close, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6NG or phone Kim Smith on 01621 851640.

If you are having difficulty with the online form, we can arrange to send you an application form via email or post, please ring the offices on 01621 851640.

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