Admin Assistant/Receptionist

Admin Assistant/Receptionist

Full time position 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £19 012.50

Location: Minstead Lodge

Closing date: 24 February 2021

Minstead Trust offers a range of Supported Living, Residential Care, Day Opportunities, Community Programmes and Social Enterprises to adults with learning disabilities in the New Forest and Portsmouth.

Our vision is for a society where people with learning disabilities live as full citizens with fulfilled and meaningful lives.

We expect all staff to share and demonstrate our values:

  • Putting people we support first
  • Being inspirational
  • Achieving excellence
  • Behaving with integrity
  • Valuing difference
  • Working together

Great staff benefits

  • 25 Days Annual Leave Plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Company Discount Scheme, saving money on holidays, shopping to gym membership
  • Free Family Membership to Furzey Gardens

About the job:

We are looking for a warm and caring individual who is highly organised to provide administrative support to the whole organisation. This role will provide particular admin support to our Care and Support Directorate including administrating Covid PCR and Lateral Flow test results, stock control of PPE, ensuring health and safety records are kept up to date.  Duties include working at reception, updating administration systems, and dealing with telephone and email queries.  General office tasks will also be required to be undertaken (scanning documents, drafting letters, organising meetings etc.) as well as providing cover for Executive Assistant in their absence.

Experience in office administration and / or care home administration is preferred but not essential, as training will be provided. Whilst you won’t be directly supporting people with learning disabilities, we will be looking for a warm and caring individual who is comfortable working in care environment and who is able to develop a rapport with their residents.

Applicants must be highly organised, motivated, have good numeracy and literacy skills and be able to work on own initiative but also as part of team. A high level working knowledge of computing skills including using Word and Excel is essential.

You should have knowledge of GDPR and be able to facilitate GDPR compliance through processes, systems and procedures

For further information on role and duties download the job specification

To apply download the application form and return completed form to

(Note: We only shortlist from application forms in accordance with Safer Recruitment Guidelines)

 Closing date: 24 February 2021

Health and Safety

  • To take reasonable care to promote a healthy working environment and safe working practices in accordance with the Minstead Trust’s Health and Safety Policy
  • As an employee of the Minstead Trust you are required, under Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, to take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.
  • Be familiar with the company’s Health and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) requirements.

Due to the nature of this employment sector, your application is subject to a successful Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS, formerly CRB)

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