Saint Neots, Cambridgeshire
£29,000 per year
Temporary, Full-time
Job description

About the Thalidomide Trust

The Thalidomide Trust was established in 1973 to provide assistance and support to people born in the UK with disabilities caused by their mother taking the drug Thalidomide in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Our offices are based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.

Currently the Trust supports 462 beneficiaries aged between 54 and 60. Disabilities caused by Thalidomide can include: absence or shortening of limbs; damaged ears, hearing and eyesight; brain and sensory impairment and extensive damage to the internal organs and skeletal structure.

About the Role

No day is the same at the Trust!  If you are looking for variety in your working life you may be the person we are looking for. This is a rare opportunity to work for a unique organisation.

We are seeking an energetic, flexible and confident person to join our busy multi-disciplinary Health & Wellbeing team to provide admin support to two home based team members and deliver a responsive first point of contact for health and wellbeing enquiries from our beneficiaries. The successful candidate will be empathetic, calm and highly flexible – able to think creatively and adapt to any situation.

You will lead on the further development of volunteering in the Trust - encouraging and supporting engagement with our existing beneficiary volunteers, helping us to grow the number of active beneficiary volunteers and developing new volunteer roles - so previous experience working with volunteers is essential.

You will also be an integral part of the wider admin team helping to ensure that the Trust runs smoothly on a day to day basis, so answering the phone, recording information accurately, arranging meetings and data management will be second nature to you.

The role is a fixed term 12 month contract.   

Skills & Abilities

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrable administrative experience & excellent attention to detail
  • Tact, diplomacy and excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work flexibly and willingly support colleagues
  • Experience of managing, supporting and developing volunteers
  • Experience of developing new volunteer roles and encouraging take up of volunteer services
  • The ability to juggle a busy and demanding workload
  • Excellent IT skills and be confident working with databases

In return we offer a generous benefits package and the opportunity to work with some truly inspiring beneficiaries.

Application process                      
Please email the following documents to us:

  • CV,
  • cover sheet and
  • a supporting statement setting out how you meet the person specification (no more than two sides of A4, minimum font size 12).

Closing Date:

Saturday 21 September 2019 at 12 midnight

Interview date:

Wednesday 2 October 2019

To start


If you have not heard within 4 weeks of the application closing date, you should assume that you have been unsuccessful.

No agencies please

Refreshed on: 06 September 2019
Closed date: 21 September 2019
Job ref: H&W Team Administrator and Volunteer Co-ordinator
Tags: Admin, Volunteer Management

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