Fixed term until end of April 2022
Closing date: Thursday 9th December 2021 at 11.30 pm
We’re looking for a self-motivated individual with office administration and customer service experience to join us as an Administrator and provide the support we need to help us deliver an effective local service.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the role
You’ll provide a variety of administration support to the team at our London Hub which operates from sites in Islington, Hackney and Newham. The team provides specialist housing, welfare and debt advice through a variety of face-to-face, telephone and online channels. Duties will include file maintenance, photocopying, typing and scanning, answering the telephone, dealing with queries, handling the mail etc. You’ll also have responsibility for designing and developing office systems and processes, booking staff travel and accommodation, organising user involvement events and lots more besides. Helping front line staff with case administration, assisting the Service Manager with ad hoc projects and seeing that our office equipment is properly maintained – all are aspects of this interesting, varied and vital role.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
With proven office administration and customer service experience, you’ll be a confident user of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Someone who thrives in a fast paced and busy office environment, you have a flexible approach, are adaptable to change and enjoy learning new skills.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.