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Administrator

Employer: Shelter

  • Reference: 011699
  • Published on: Mon 17/07/2017 12:53 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 06/08/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: £17,568-£18,496 pa (pro rata, 22.5 hours per week), plus excellent benefits
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Manchester

Closing date: 6 August 2017 (at 11.30pm). Interview dates: 16 & 17 August 2017

We’re looking for a forward-thinking individual with excellent administrative skills to join us as an Administrator and provide vital support to a brand new programme focussed on transforming the PRS for vulnerable tenants in Greater Manchester.

The Nationwide Foundation (TNF) is funding this post as part of its Transforming the Private Rented Sector in Greater Manchester project - the main project under its overall TPRS funding programme.

Transforming the Private rented sector in Greater Manchester programme

The Nationwide Foundation is a charitable funder (charity number 1065552) with the strategic aim of increasing the availability of decent, affordable homes for people in need. One of three programmes to deliver its strategy is Transforming the Private Rented Sector, which has the intended outcome that the private rented sector (PRS) will provide homes for people in need that are more affordable, secure accessible and better quality.

A major focus of the delivery of this programme is a commitment from the Nationwide Foundation to fund and support collaborative work in Greater Manchester, finding ways to meaningfully improve the PRS in the region.

The work in Greater Manchester will find system wide solutions to improve the PRS for vulnerable tenants and will maximise the opportunity presented by the new metro mayoral political system for influencing local and, in time, national change.

Crucial to the work is the inclusion of tenants’ voices and collaboration with all stakeholders. The work will be led by a partnership board which will include representatives from the new mayoral combined authority, housing providers, local authorities, charities and other relevant service providers, private tenants and landlords.

A project team will be hosted by Shelter Manchester and will be responsible for managing the work, which will include working with private tenants to identify issues and finding potential solutions to address these issues. The ideas will be explored via a test and learn grants programme that will allow learning to be evidenced, with the intention of future scaling up.

The Nationwide Foundation has initially made a three-year, £1m commitment to support the work.

Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave (pro rata), the possibility of flexible working and significant opportunities for learning and development.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Providing effective administrative support to the TPRSGM Development Manager and the Partnership Board and regularly communicating with others within and outside the programme
  • Helping to design and develop project systems and processes and sharing knowledge and information throughout the partnership
  • Assisting with the compilation of reports, setting up and servicing meetings, dealing with invoices and helping to set budgets
  • Carrying out other general administrative tasks like filing, photocopying, typing, taking minutes and scanning documents as required.

And what you’ll need:

  • Proven administration experience, including developing and running administrative systems, managing and collating data and carrying out basic statistical analysis
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, the ability to assist with writing reports and some experience of financial procedures, i.e. invoicing, variance reporting and assisting with budgets
  • A proven ability to use a range of office IT tools to carry out your work, including Microsoft Office applications, case management and reporting
  • A structured, calm and organised approach, experience of communicating with a wide variety of stakeholders using various channels and a collaborative way of working.

Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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