We are hiring! Social Club Admin Support Role

Join our passionate team as Social Club Administration Support. Apply by 7th May

Full job description and person specs. Contact leah@dorsetblind.org.uk
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Social Club Administration Support 

Part time 14 hours (flexible working) 

Salary £11.50 per hour 

Overall purpose of the job

To provide administrative assistance required to provide regular provision of Dorset Blind Association social clubs and activity groups across the county and to support the team of Community Support Workers (CSW’s)  that deliver the services. 


DBA works across the whole of Dorset to help blind and partially sighted people

adjust to life with serious sight loss and to then maintain full, healthy and socially active lives. A key part of this is achieved through the DBA’s network of social clubs

and activity groups, which currently number more than 20. 

The post holder will work from home so needs a suitable quiet home office working space to be available.

Key duties

1. Administration / Client contact 

Where necessary, directly organise the transport of members to and from club and activity group meetings.

2. Volunteers

Support all volunteers by assisting with administrative queries / forwarding stationery etc

Ensure all club and group meetings and activities have sufficient and appropriate volunteers attending to ensure the safety of attendees

Reporting to club leaders where there are not enough drivers or resources. 

3. Planning and Delivery

Helping the CSW’s to plan and deliver a programme of diverse and accessible events, entertainment and activities appropriate to each individual

Group. This will usually be through team meetings and brainstorming sessions. 

4. Communications

Effective and timely communication with members of groups and all volunteers, regarding all meetings and activities.

5. Monitoring

Effectively monitor the activities of all social clubs and activity groups,

keeping full and accurate records of attendees (both members and

volunteers) and any other information requested by the CEO of DBA

Person Specification

We are looking for someone with as many of the following skills and experience as

possible, although training, mentoring and ongoing support will be provided

Reliable and trustworthy

Happy working from home and occasionally at DBA clubs and events

Disciplined and organised and able to effectively and efficiently plan and

structure their own working day for maximum productivity.

Motivated to work alone and to deadlines

Able to work unsupervised, but keeping effective and regular contact with line

manager and colleagues

Flexible and resourceful to meet the various and often changing needs of the

charity and our service users

Happy to help with telephone support when short staffed or during staff holidays (may involve some office based work hours) 

Outgoing personality and able to relate to and deal effectively with people on many different levels

A good sense of humour

Willing and able to act as an advocate for the charity, to “sell” and promote the

charity to potential new service users, volunteers and other supporters.

A basic understanding of sight loss and other physical and mental health disabilities.

Experience of working with people with a disability and confident to help service users with disabilities

Good verbal communication skills and sufficient IT skills to be able to provide

reports and other information as necessary

Some evening and / or weekend working may be required so the post holder

must be flexible to accommodate this.

An offer of employment will be subject to receipt of two satisfactory references and the person appointed with serve a probationary period of six months

This role could be adjusted to fit the guidelines of mentor-led back to work schemes. 

Applications for this post can be made by sending your CV and a covering letter to Leah Cross by e-mail to leah@dorsetblind.org.uk by 7th May