Location: The Springhead Trust, Fontmell Magna, Dorset

Hours: 12 hours a week – flexible hours to be agreed with the successful applicant

Start date: 1st February 2024

Duration: Permanent

Remuneration: Dependent on experience – From £12.50 per hour

Closing date for applications: 14th November 2023

About the Springhead Trust

Springhead is a rural centre, located in historic buildings in 15 acres of gardens and grounds in beautiful North Dorset countryside. Our mission is to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to experience and value the rural environment, and to learn about the sustainable use of natural resources; as well as to conserve the buildings and gardens as a special place for education, enjoyment of the arts, music and rural culture. Our main areas of work are:

  • Providing environmental education and personal development by running day and residential visits
  • Promoting the conservation, protection and improvement of the natural environment
  • Enabling people to enjoy and learn about the arts
  • Conserving and enhancing the buildings, gardens and grounds of Springhead for future generations

About the role

This is an opportunity for the right person to join the Springhead Trust at an exciting time as we reach our 50th anniversary. We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Administrator to ensure the efficient running of our office. This is a varied role, and the ability to work as part of a team with a positive and flexible attitude is essential. The successful candidate will need good organisational skills and an approachable manner. The post will be subject to a DBS check.

Line management

The post-holder will report to Springhead’s Trust Managers, working closely with other part-time staff.

Job description

  • Provide a comprehensive administrative service
  • Undertake general office duties, customer relations and diary management
  • Support the review and development of Trust policies and procedures
  • Carry out other duties as appropriate

 Person specification

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge and experience of ICT software packages and office equipment
  • The ability to work as part of a small team, but under own initiative
  • The ability to work with a wide range of people and groups

Springhead is a charity
Registration number: 1112083
Company register number: 5370640

The Springhead Trust is a small charity, so any support you give will make a big difference. With your help, we can continue preserving our historic buildings and gardens for the benefit of all, and give more children and groups the opportunity to enjoy the countryside and arts, and learn about sustainable living.

Fontmell Magna
Dorset SP7 0NU

Phone: 01747 811853
Email: [email protected]

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