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    Business Support Officer

    London | Charity People

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    Category: Administration
    Posted 3 days ago

    Business Development Officer

    National Homelessness Charity

    London/Hybrid with 3-4 days in central London (London Bridge)

    £28,000 inclusive of London weighting

    Full time

    6-12-month Fixed Term Contract with potential for extension

    Excellent benefits including 26 days annual leave allowance plus bank holidays (pro rata) and pension

    Charity People are delighted to be working with a national homelessness charity to recruit a dynamic and dedicated Business Support Officer.

    The charity makes a positive impact on the lives of young people and adults facing homelessness by providing support and housing services, focusing on preventing homelessness, enhancing resilience, and creating opportunities for employment, education, training, and volunteering.

    The Business Support Officer will play a crucial role in the efficient and effective management of office operations and administration, supporting the Executive Team, Area Director, Facilities Manager, and Finance Manager. The role encompasses office management responsibilities, coordination of administrative duties, and the provision of governance support.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • You will act as Office Manager for the central London office, ensuring smooth day-to-day operations including overseeing operational building management, including room bookings and event preparations, and liaising with landlords, contractors and suppliers under the guidance of the Facilities Manager.
    • You will provide governance support to the Area Director and regional meetings, provide support to the Executive Team, including meeting and travel bookings, and support the governance of the Health and Safety Committee.
    • You will monitor budget expenditures for designated areas and liaise with relevant departments, assist in recruitment and staffing matters, including coordinating monthly rota for sessional staff, and ensure accurate processing of invoices, banking, and petty cash system in collaboration with Finance and Business Support teams.

    The Business Support Officer will have experience in office management and managing equipment contracts and supplies. The successful candidate will have experience in providing governance support to formal meetings, as well as the ability to coordinate events and manage time-limited projects. You will have demonstrable experience of working in a busy office environment with a strong focus on health and safety and a clear understanding of safeguarding requirements and procedures. You will have strong communication skills and approach all that you do with personal and professional integrity. You will be motivated, logical, adaptable and be able to demonstrate a persistent approach to tasks, and be able to work independently, effectively prioritise your workload and supervise others. You will be proficient in Microsoft 365 (Word, Outlook and Excel).

    The successful candidate will be committed to Depaul's values and ethos, including promoting diversity and equality. The role is based in the London office near London Bridge. The charity operates a hybrid working model. Due to the nature of this role, you will be in the office a minimum of 3-4 days per week (the ideal candidate would be in the office 5 days). There will be some flexibility needed to travel within the UK. The charity are committed to providing opportunities for professional development. The role is initially on a 6-12 month fixed term contract, but there may be potential for this to become a permanent position.

    This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a supportive and vibrant team. If you are excited by this opportunity and have the relevant skills and experience to apply, we would be delighted to hear from you.

    How to apply

    In the first instance please send your up-to-date CV to Jen at Charity People to receive more information about the role and the Job Description. The closing date is 5pm on Tuesday 12 December. CVs are being reviewed and remote interviews are taking place on a rolling basis so please contact Jen as soon as possible if you are interested.

    Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.

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