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Business Support to cover maternity leave from September 2016/October 2016 to end June 2017

The annual salary is £19,500.00 pro rata for 15 hours per week at a rate of £10.00 per hour.

Speaking Up, Speaking Out is a user-led organisation for adults with learning disabilities and additional needs.

We have an opportunity for a Business Support Assistant to cover maternity leave and provide a range of support to the organisation - administration and finance, IT and communication and the general day to day support for volunteers. The role will cover 15 hours a week across 3 days Monday-Thursday.

Working closely with (and supporting) staff, volunteers and adults with learning disabilities, you will be responsible for recording and reconciling subs and invoicing and preparing cheques; recording and reconciling petty cash transactions and liaising with the book-keeper. Updating beneficiary records, you will manage volunteer records and prepare rotas and coordinate volunteer and staff expenses whilst keeping appropriate financial records.

Maintaining and updating email contacts, spreadsheets and mailing lists, you will assist with the management of photographs, answer the telephone and update Social Media where required. You will also be responsible for recording annual leave, the coordination of volunteers and the delegation of appropriate tasks to volunteers.

There will be an expectation to work to deadlines and although not essential the ideal candidate will have some experience working with adults with learning disabilities or additional needs. With excellent communication skills and experience of working in a team and with volunteers, they will also be a positive, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with good IT skills and a good understanding of social media (Facebook and Twitter).

Full job description and person specification available from Clare Roberts or phone 01625 424717. To apply please forward CV to Clare Roberts by email or post at Speaking Up Speaking Out, 25-27 Old Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 6TJ.
Closing date: 5th September 2016
Interview date: TBC

We are committed to screening all staff through the Disclosure and Barring Service and we are an equal opportunities organisation.

Along with your CV please tell us the following:
1. What attracted you to this job and why you are best suited for the role?
2. Your previous experience in office/business support relating to the job description
3. Evidence your IT and organisational skills
4. Your experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities and/or additional needs.
5. Your experience of social media for professional use and tell us any successful stories.

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