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Office Administrator

Fostering Solutions South - Otterbourne
  • Winchester
  • Permanent
Salary: Up to £23,400 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Closing date: Friday, 19th April 2024
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Full Job Description

Job Title: Office Administrator 

Location: Fostering Solutions South, Winchester

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

Hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Salary: up to £23,400 per annum 


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

This is an amazing opportunity to join the National Fostering Group as an Office Administrator with Fostering Solutions - South. This agency is based in Winchester.


About the Group

We are part of the National Fostering Group – the UK’s largest independent fostering family.

Our highly skilled and dedicated fostering community supports Local Authorities by providing short or long-term foster placements for thousands of vulnerable children and teenagers throughout the UK. Almost all of our 33 regional fostering agencies are officially recognised by Ofsted, Welsh and Scottish regulators as either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’, it is perhaps not surprising that more people choose to foster with our fostering agencies than any other fostering provider in the UK.


About the Role

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a comprehensive administrative service to the team to ensure an effective and efficient service. You will be required to provide high-quality administration to all internal and external stakeholders.

As administrator you will be the first point of contact for all visitors and phone calls, dealing with queries effectively and confidentially. You will be in your comfort zone supporting the team and managers with minuting, projects and research when required.

The administrator will be joining a supportive and caring team who put a relentless focus on the outcomes of the children and young people in our care. 


Who we are looking for

You will have experience of working within an office environment and supporting a busy team. The successful candidate will need a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Excel to create reports.  It is important that you are able to work efficiently within a fast-paced environment. You should have the ability to work calmly under pressure with a flexible working attitude. You must be organised with the ability to manage numerous tasks and conflicting deadlines. Teamwork is important as well as being able to work on your own initiative. It will be useful to have experience of dealing with Panel administration including minute taking.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate a willingness to learn and develop their own personal skills and capability though on-going training as agreed with your line manager.


But what else is in it for you? Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Up to 39 days annual leave each year (25 base entitlement + 1 One moment in time + 8 bank holidays + ability to buy up to 5 extra days) pro rata 
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer


A great company to work for

Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals

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