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Admin

Assistant

Heal is looking for a part-time Admin Assistant to join our small team at an exciting time for the charity, as we have just acquired our foundation rewilding site, Heal Somerset.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced administrator to join our fun and ambitious rewilding charity. The role is based at our new rewilding site in the Somerset countryside. The post-holder will support the delivery of a range of projects focused on nature, climate and wellbeing. The post-holder will be joining a small, friendly team and will benefit from a flexible, inclusive working environment. This is a varied role that will involve working with volunteers, staff, trustees and contractors.

Contract details

Salary: £10.92 per hour (£11,356 per year) plus NEST pension (full-time equivalent £21,294)

Contract: part-time, permanent contract

Hours: 20 hours per week with some home working flexibility (no more than one day per week)

Location: based at Heal Somerset. The exact location will be disclosed at interview (we have not publicised the location yet as the site is currently closed to visitors). It is approximately 15 minutes' drive from Frome and Bruton. There are no public transport links (bus/train routes) to the exac
t location.

Download the application pack

Full details about the role, person specification and how to apply can be found within the application pack

If you have any questions or queries regarding this vacancy or your application, you can contact us here

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Key dates

Closing date: Sunday 5 March 2023
Interview stage 1: online (via Zoom), 14-15 March 2023
Interview stage 2: in-person at Heal Somerset, 16 - 23 March 2023
Start date: ASAP - March/April 2023

Roles and responsibilities include:
 

  • Site/facilities management

  • Financial administration

  • Donor/supporter management

Essential criteria include:
 

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Excellent familiarity with Outlook (email) and Word

  • Good experience as an administrator

  • Good customer-facing experience

  • Experience working independently to support a team, using your own initiative and taking responsibility for completing tasks and reporting back within agreed timescales

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How to apply

If you meet our essential criteria and would like to apply to join our team as our new Head of Fundraising, please complete the application form below. 

Please note, all recruitment at Heal follows a 
name-blind application process - the purpose of this is to reduce the impact of unconscious bias. This is an important part of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity
All applicants are required to anonymise their application, using a random six-digit ID as an identifier instead of their namePlease see the guidance within the application pack for instructions. Any applicants who fail to comply with the name-blind process will be immediately rejected.

Application form

Part 1 - your details

As stated in the guidance on pages 9-10 of the application pack, you must enter a random six-digit ID instead of your name to comply with our name-blind application process, which has been designed to reduce unconscious bias.

Part 2 - CV 

Upload CV

Please upload your anonymised CV, ensuring:

  • Your name, home address and email address have been removed and replaced with your six-digit ID

  • The file name contains the six-digit ID and not your name e.g. '872129 CV.pdf'

Part 3 - Cover letter

Upload cover letter

Please upload your anonymised cover letter, ensuring:

  • Your name, home address and email address have been removed and replaced with your six-digit ID

  • The file name contains the six-digit ID and not your name e.g. '872129 Cover Letter.pdf'

Part 4 - Special requirements

Please let us know if there is anything you need from us in order to accommodate and/or support you through the recruitment process, for example any special arrangements we can make, or things you'd like us to be aware of, to support you at interviews. The first stage of interviews will be online via Zoom (video call) and the second stage will be in-person in southern England (exact location to be agreed with shortlisted candidates).

Part 5 - Confirm eligibility

Location

One of the essential criteria for this role is that our new Admin Assistant must be based at our new rewilding site, Heal Somerset (15 minutes' drive from Frome and Bruton) at least four out of five days per week. Please can you confirm that you are within commutable distance to the site by providing the first half of your postcode?

Right to work

One of the essential criteria for this role is that our new Admin Assistant must have the right to work in the UK.

Part 6 - Equity, diversity and inclusion

We're committed to fostering an inclusive culture and to ensuring that our team - including staff, trustees, volunteers and supporters - is diverse and representative of wider society. In this section, we ask that you to provide information about your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability. The sole purpose of this data collection is to enable us to monitor the diversity of candidates applying to Heal as part of our ongoing equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) work.

Our team will not see this data until the recruitment process is complete and the role has been filled, at which point we will use the data to inform and improve our EDI strategy.

All applicants are welcome to select the 'prefer not to say' option if they would rather not provide this data.

Age

Please can you tell us your age?

Gender

Please can you tell us your gender?

Is your gender identity the same as the sex you were assigned at birth?

Ethnicity

Please can you tell us your ethnicity?

 

The categories below reflect those listed by the Office for National Statistics in the 2021 Census of England and Wales.

Sexual orientation

Which of the following options best describes how you think of yourself?

Disability

The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has ‘a physical or mental impairment which has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.’ 

Do you consider yourself to have a disability as described above?

Your consent

I give my consent for the monitoring information provided on this form to be held by the Heal team in the understanding that it will only be used for equity, diversity and inclusion monitoring purposes and handled in compliance with Heal's Privacy Policy in line with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

Part 7 - finishing up

Thank you for taking the time to apply to work with Heal - we're so delighted that you're interested in joining the Heal team on its mission to rewild land across England.

 

We have two more questions left for you, and then we're good to go!

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