Administrative Officer

You are ready to be scrappy, resourceful, admit when you do not know the answer, and go and find it. You want to shake the tree, rather than look for the lowest hanging fruit.

You want to work at F4S because you realised how school was so disconnected from the real world. You believe that there is a better way to make kids excited about their future and help them enjoy and fulfilling productive lives.

You believe that schools can use technology to change what they do from the inside-out. You have exciting ideas to bring to the table to help us see things differently and do better. I look forward to working with you.

About the Role

We are looking for an energetic, enterprising and confident person to provide administrative support to our fantastic, growing team. There’s never a dull moment at Founders4Schools so you’ll be kept on your toes with a variety of tasks to keep things interesting!

About you:

You are ready to be scrappy, resourceful, admit when you do not know the answer, and go and find it. You want to shake the tree, rather than look for the lowest hanging fruit.

You want to work at Founders4Schools because you know that formal education is too often disconnected from the real world. You believe there must be a better way to help young people get excited about their future - and help them enjoy and fulfilling productive lives.

You believe that schools can use technology to change what they do from the inside out. You have exciting ideas to bring to the table to help us see things differently and do better.

About us:

Founders4Schools is an award-winning EdTech charity dedicated to improving life prospects of students aged 6-24 years. We connect young people with professionals and community leaders with the aim of improving their future employment prospect and close the skills gap that holds back economic growth.

We are seeking an Administrative Officer to help us ensure that all young people gain meaningful exposure to the world of work between the ages of 6 and 24.

Our proprietary technology platform enables educators to invite business leaders and other professionals to meet their students and share their stories. Since 2013, Founders4Schools has helped open the eyes of over 200,000 young people to the opportunities that are out there.

We have offices in Central London, Cambridge and Scotland, and this role is based in London. We are happy for job shares and part-time position seekers, as we understand and appreciate a balanced lifestyle of work and family.

About the role:

We are looking for an energetic, enterprising and confident person to provide administrative support to our fantastic, growing team. There’s never a dull moment at Founders4Schools so you’ll be kept on your toes with a variety of tasks to keep things interesting!

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Keep our team productive - especially:
    • Helping 6-member Senior Management Team with administrative tasks and travel booking as required
    • Managing our London office (staff building access, meeting room budget and booking, deliveries and couriers, outreach to Cambridge team when required)
    • Undertaking projects aimed at improving team productivity - we’re aware of a few key ones but would like you to seek out more and propose them too!
    • Supporting SMT owners with event planning including for advisors and trustees
    • Subbing in for customer support teams during periods of peak activity and holidays.

Qualifications & abilities:

  • Previous administrative experience – at least 1 year in a fast-paced organisation
  • Able to influence and build effective working relationships across the company
  • Smart, vibrant and personable
  • Driven to keep internal and external customer effort to a minimum
  • Great organizational skills but unflappable if things don’t quite go to plan
  • Ability to work under own initiative and to keep your own work queue filled
  • Flawless attention to detail

Job Type: Full-time Remuneration £17,500 - 22,500 plus benefits.

Founders4Schools is an equal opportunities employer committed to providing equality of opportunity to all employees and job applicants. In order to promote an environment within which Founders4Schools can call upon the widest range of knowledge, skills and experience, as well as ensuring compliance with legislation, we are committed to treating all employees and job applicants in the same manner irrespective of gender, marital status, family status, religious belief and/or political opinion, disability, age, race and/or ethnic origin and sexual orientation.

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