Job Opportunity: Administrator at Wellington Community Counselling, Somerset (applications should be made as soon as possible)

Wellington Community Counselling, a Community Interest Company offering free and/or affordable adult, family and child therapeutic services in and around the market town of Wellington, Somerset, is currently seeking to recruit to the post of Administrator. Please forward details to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding out more or applying. Many thanks to Rhonda Lovell, Manager at Wellington Community Counselling, for sending in details.

Please note that an application deadline hasn’t been provided for this vacancy. However, as the start date is given as early April, applications should be made as soon as possible.

For details about how to apply, contact Rhonda Lovell on 01823 765144 or by email at rhonda@wellington-counselling.co.uk.

The job advertisement reads:

“Administrator – Wellington Counselling CIC, Somerset

“Wellington Community Counselling is looking for a part-time self- employed, self-motivated individual  to provide administrative support to the daily operation of this local and well respected counselling service.

Start date: Early April 2021.
Working base: From home.
Area covered: Wellington Somerset and surrounding area.
Contract type: Fixed-term for 12 months.
Salary: £12.00 per hour.
Contracted hours:  12 per week with some additional support to be discussed.
Working days and hours: Flexible , occasional evenings and/or weekends may be needed
Checks needed: The role requires an enhanced DBS check to be conducted. 2 satisfactory references

About Wellington Counselling CIC

Wellington Counselling is a not for profit Community Interest company that offers free and/or affordable adult, family and child therapeutic services to the community supported by paid for counselling and therapeutic services for those who can afford it.  It is an independent service provided for by local free-lance counsellors who care about nurturing the well-being of adults, children and families. Wellington Counselling values equality, high professional standards, community engagement and compassion.

About the role

Wellington Counselling has grown as a business over the last three years. This role is to support the Managing Director with day to day tasks such as co-ordinating the referral system, financial inputting and managing invoices, and maintaining and collating data to provide information on how the service is being used. It also involves being able to respond to enquires in a positive, sensitive and consistent manner or referring them to the appropriate person.

About you

Experience of:

o Working in a in a multi-skilled and varied role.
o Knowledge of a range of administrative procedures.
o Planning and organisational skills.
o Working in a confidential environment.
o Working with and supporting the work of management and freelance counsellors.
o Dealing with staff, volunteers, external contractors and the general public.
o Using databases and systems for data collection, collation, maintenance, interpretation and reporting.
o High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
o Good communication and interpersonal, organisational, time management and problem-solving skills.
o Dealing with enquiries with a variety of stakeholders.
o Note taking and producing quality documents including taking minutes at Board meetings.
o Good IT skills (MS Outlook, Word, Excel internet, databases and reporting systems).
o Knowledge of the requirements of GDPR and apply them.
o Support with social media input using Facebook, Twitter and other public facing platforms.
o Good literacy and numeracy skills.
o A good standard of education with as a minimum equivalent of 5 GCSEs A-C, preferably including English and Maths.

Desirable Skills

o An understanding of counselling services.”