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Nursery - YourFamily Administrative Assistant

Salary: per annum £18,543 - £21,201 per annum
Location: Southend-On-Sea
Company: Early Years Alliance
Hours: Full time
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About The Role

Are you ready for your next challenge? Be part of a team delivering a new initiative designed to develop relationships between families, the community and formal service provision in Southend!

The Early Years Alliance is the Lead Partner for A Better Start Southend, a National Lottery funded imitative working with the local community to shape and redesign services during pregnancy and early childhood (0-3 years).

A Better Start Southend is seeking a ‘YourFamily Administrative Assistant ’ to join the ABSS team. The position will support the team delivering day to day support to families as part of the ‘YourFamily ’ programme.

‘YourFamily’ programme is a new initiative designed to develop relationships between families, the community and formal service provision in Southend. It is intended to strengthen both parental and wider family self-efficacy alongside community efficacy, to reduce the number of families reaching crisis point whilst supporting them to thrive, seeing families and communities as an asset. 'YourFamily' will be the overarching programme that links all the ABSS projects together, ensuring that the full and comprehensive ABSS offer is coordinated, inclusive and accessible to all families living in the six ABSS wards with a clear focus on supporting families to improve their social and emotional well-being.
Parents of Southend have requested specific qualities for the 'YourFamily' team and these are: reliable and trusted by families, have genuine empathy and actively listen, are able to advocate for families and are mindful of their own biases .

The Early Years Alliance is the largest early years membership organisation and voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England. An educational charity, the Alliance represents the interests of over 14,000 member settings who deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.

Benefits:

  • 26 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata for part time employees
  • Additional annual leave for long service
  • Enhanced sickness pay
  • Employer and employee contribution pension scheme
  • Regular access to internal and external learning and development opportunities
  • The Alliance operates a Team Recognition Scheme to recognise the outstanding work of the staff across the Charity
  • Can save up to 25% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02
  • Recruitment Referral Payment Scheme - an introduction payment of up to £100


Main duties:

  • Coordinate office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company policies.
  • Support the YourFamily team to produce timely reports and prepare presentations/proposals.
  • Manage phone calls and correspondence.
  • Take notes at meetings when required.
  • Setting up meetings and appointments and managing room bookings.
  • Answer/deal with queries, both face to face and via the telephone.


Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of working effectively in a busy administrative role.
  • Familiarity with office management procedures.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload and working well as part of a team.
  • Good level of English spelling and grammar, and good oral and written communication skills.


Hours per week: 37.5
Weeks per year: 52
Virtual interview date: 30th April 2021

Please note our virtual interviews take place via Microsoft Teams, you may need to download this prior to your interview.

In your application, please specifically demonstrate how you meet each of the essential and any of the desirable criteria. This vacancy may close earlier than expected dependent on the volume of applications we receive.

About The Service

The Early Years Alliance is the largest early years membership organisation and voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England. An educational charity, the Alliance represents the interests of over 14,000 member settings who deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.

The Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is a requirement of all staff that they share this commitment and follow the prescribed policy and procedures to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding across the whole organisation.

The charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and equal opportunities in employment.

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