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Children's Centre Administrator (Maternity Cover)

Bracknell Forest Council
£17,772 - £21,268 per annum (plus £535 London Weighting allowance pa)
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/06/2017 at 12:00 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

Children’s Centres are a national initiative to improve outcomes for families of children under five. They offer a range of services including family support, health services, information sessions and a wide range of other services to meet local need. The centres work with local health professionals, early years providers, voluntary organisations and other agencies using a multi-agency approach to create opportunities for parents with pre-school children.

We are looking for an experienced administrator to join our team of three Children’s Centre administrators. You will need to be enthusiastic, friendly and assertive as the post holder will be a key member of the children’s centre team. You will need to be well organised, able to work to deadlines and committed to being an integral part of the team. You will need to be confident and able to engage new families into the centre, some of whom might be experiencing a range of difficulties. You will be committed to safeguarding families.

You will also need experience of working in a busy office environment, have excellent IT and communication skills and a willingness to be flexible and enjoy working in a constantly changing and sometimes challenging environment. Ideally, you will have had some experience of working in an organisation that delivers services to children and families.

This post is for a full time position of 37 hours per week but the ability to work on a flexible basis is essential as some evening and weekend work might be required.

For an informal discussion and to arrange a visit, which is highly recommended, please contact: Amanda Hales-Owen- Children’s Centre Manager- 01344 354208, Email :Amanda.hales-owen@bracknell-forest.gov.uk or Emily Cannell- Senior Project Worker- 01344 354455, Email: Emma.gavin@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below).

It is important that you read the Application Pack before you apply for this job. It contains information that you will need to refer to when applying. Not referring to this information is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff employed by the Council in contact with children or young people must be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and, wherever possible, apply for these prior to interview.

Find out more about our Children, Young People and Learning Department.

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