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Administrative Position

Sensing Friends Administration Post

Due to our current expansion of Sensing Friends Community Organisation, and the additional work we will be taking on with our new Community Friendship program 2020, funded by The Big Lottery, we are pleased to announce that we are seeking to recruit an freelance experienced administrator. This role is primarily home based.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the developing team of Sensing Friends, a non for profit community organisation, aiming to shortly become a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

Sensing Friends objectives and aims is to provide emotional therapeutic support for young people experiencing sensory needs, who are vulnerable to isolation, low self esteem and social exclusion.

We are a unique organisation that works within nature and creativity to provide this support.

In this role, as administrator, your strong administrative skills will assist the experienced/ trained counsellors, social workers, horticultural therapists, creative art workers and musicians by providing administrative support for Sensing Friends .

An ability to demonstrate that you have skills in the following


  • A background knowledge of the non for profit/ charity sector
  • Good working knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good written English and typing skills
  • Bookkeeping skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work as a team member in a collaborative way
  • Willing to be DBS checked.


  • Good working knowledge of using database systems for updating records
  • Experience of creating promotional material
  • Ability to carry out relevant research using own initiative
  • Experience and understanding of working with vulnerable individuals, with sensitive and highly confidential material
  • Understanding of dealing with administrative information regarding safeguarding procedures.
  • Understanding of GDPR legislation, and relevant administration in relation to the charity sector.
  • Background understanding of policy and procedure in relation to the charity sector.
  • Up to date DBS check

Further Details

SALARY: £10 per hour

WORKING HOURS: 5 hours per week (part-time) flexible

CONTRACT TYPE: Initially 6 months freelance contract with the possibility of extension.

PLACE OF WORK: home based and some on site ( Moulsecoomb Forest Garden)

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Some travel will be expected e.g. for external meeting and events.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, 2nd March 2020

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