Birmingham, West Midlands
£18,426 - £19,171 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to preventing young suicide.

  1. DESIGNATION                       Administration Officer (West Midlands)
  2. HOURS                                   36 per week (some planned unsocial hours)
  3. SALARY                                  NJC Scale 4-6  (£18,426 - £19,171)  + 5% Pension contribution
  4. LOCATION                              Birmingham Office  
  5. RESPONSIBLE TO                 Regional Manager (West Midlands)


6. PURPOSE OF POST           

To provide administrative support to PAPYRUS’ West Midlands office in particular, responding, monitoring and recording all enquiries, assisting in preparation for training courses, events and workshops, supporting and working closely with other Team Members.  The post offers an exciting opportunity to learn and develop new knowledge and skills in a wide range of areas. As a small team in a growing organisation, team members are expected to be flexible, reliable, and hard-working, to be a team player able to use initiative and seek solutions when required.

7. KEY RELATIONSHIPS                 

Regional Manager, PAPYRUS Staff and Volunteers, Board of Trustees; and PAPYRUS Press Office


1.        Ensure the smooth running of the office

1.1.         To be a first point of contact for all email and telephone enquiries.

1.2         Record all enquiries and contacts using the CRM database

1.4.        Arrange and organise meetings/bookings as required.

2.                                                Co-ordinate training bookings, using diary system, email and databases to ensure training is organised, allocated and delivered:

2.1         Prepare resources for staff delivering training courses and workshops.

2.2        Help to facilitate training delivery nationally, responding to email and telephone enquiries, ensuring preparation, materials, resources, venues, for all events are in place when required.

3.                                                Establish and maintain efficient and effective administrative systems:

3.1                                                               Report any office issues to the Regional Manager as soon as possible and undertake agreed actions.

3.2        Work and maintain internal up to date CRM database (Raiser’s Edge).

3.3        Assist with managing the office diary.

3.4        Collate evaluations and feedback from project work.

3.5        Prepare reports and correspondence as requested.

3.6        Deal sensitively with all enquiries.

3.8        Direct telephone, postal or email enquiries to the appropriate member of staff.

3.9        Manage stock and resources.

3.10                                                             Respond to orders and other requests for information, from stakeholders, by phone, mail and email, according to policy and keep accurate and up to date records.

3.11                                                             Respect confidentiality within PAPYRUS policy and manage data appropriately in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

3.12                                                             Understand relevant duties and manage matters relating to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults within PAPYRUS policy.

3.13                                                             Attend and contribute constructively to regular line management supervision and appraisal protocols.

3.14      Help to plan, contribute to and attend PAPYRUS conferences, workshops and events as required.

3.15       Attend training courses as required.

9. ADDITIONAL DUTIES             

It is the nature of the work of PAPYRUS prevention of young suicides that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff are, therefore, expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises and when tasks not specifically covered in their job description have to be undertaken. These additional duties will normally be to cover unforeseen circumstances or changes in work and they will normally be compatible with the regular type of work. If the additional responsibility or task becomes a regular or frequent part of the member of staff’s job, it will be included in the job description in consultation with the member of staff.

10. CONFIDENTIALITY                 

It is expected that all PAPYRUS employees understand that our work is confidential and that neither details about those who use its services nor any other PAPYRUS business should be divulged to members of the public. A confidentiality agreement must be signed on taking up this post. Further details are outlined in the PAPYRUS Confidentiality Policy.

11. BASIC PRINCIPLES                

The post holder is expected to be familiar with and have regard to the ethos and values of PAPYRUS and work within that framework. He/she must be prepared to operate without prejudice to all who approach PAPYRUS or work with the organisation at any level.


Conditions of Service are broadly in line with those set out by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services. PAPYRUS has a probationary period of 6 months for all posts. Appointment to this post may be subject to satisfactory Enhanced CRB Disclosure and/or completion of Vetting and Barring Scheme checks.

13. QUALIFICATIONS                   

See Person Specification

The application form for this role can be found on our website. Please do not send your CV as this will not be considered as part of your application.

Applications must be submitted using the online application only.

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Refreshed on: 04 December 2019
Closed date: 16 December 2019
Job ref: AO221119
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