Administration Assistant (fixed term contract)

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Job Reference: coltencare/FH/83/307
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Contract Details: 3-month fixed term contract
Salary: £8.72 per hour
Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (shifts 09:00-17:00)
Closing Date: 23/02/2021
Job Types: Reception & Administration
Cluster: Bournemouth & Poole
Site: Fernhill
Location: Ferndown

Job Description

Administrative Assistant – 3-month fixed term contract

Based at Fernhill, Longham, Ferndown, BH22 9AW, a dedicated dementia care home. You may be asked to support other local Colten Care homes in this role.

£8.72 p/h

37.5 hours per week

Colten Care are offering a new job opportunity for an Administrative Assistant / Junior Office Administrator to join our care home Administration team on a fixed-term, temporary basis. Your responsibilities will include:

  • being the first point of contact for telephone enquiries and essential visitors to the care home
  • high volume data entry and record keeping
  • dealing with confidential enquiries and maintaining confidential records
  • providing administrative support to the Administration department and Home Manager
  • basic HR/Recruitment administration, when applicable
  • general day to day duties, copy typing, filing, photocopying, willingness to ‘lend a hand’

We are looking for the following experience and qualities:

  • previous administration or office experience, possibly an office junior or an NVQ diploma or similar in administration
  • GCSE at Grade C / 5 or above in English and Maths
  • an all-rounder who takes pride in providing a warm welcome and quality of service
  • strong work ethic and enjoys working as part of a team
  • able to demonstrate initiative and willingness to learn
  • methodical and confidential approach
  • shows attention to detail, checks for accuracy
  • positive, self-motivated attitude
  • you’ll match our core values: friendly, kind, individual, honest, reassuring
  • a car driver is preferred; the ability to assist at other local Colten Care homes is desirable

The benefits of working at Colten Care include:

  • National minimum wage of £8.72 per hour, from age 18
  • Monday to Friday rota, 9am-5pm (half hour for lunch)
  • 5.6 weeks annual leave (pro-rata), inclusive of Bank/Public holidays
  • Opportunity to gain new skills, development and training
  • Career opportunities
  • Staff recommendation scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free meals/refreshments
  • Free background checks
  • Fixed term contract of 3 months (with an agreed end date which could be extended or may lead to Bank or permanent employment)

About Colten Care:

We are a family-owned care home provider with 21 homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. All are fantastic, homely environments registered for nursing care, with four specifically dedicated to dementia care. Seven of our homes are officially rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. We are a long-standing beacon of excellence in elderly people’s care and the UK’s highest rated ‘Large Care Home Group’ on the public review site Carehome.co.uk (rating awarded March 2020).