Administrative Officer: part time (28 hours a week)
Benefits: 5% work place pension provided by the employer
We are recruiting a part time Administrative Officer (28 hours a week), reporting directly to the Partnerships and Support Services Manager at our office close to Canada Water, in Central London. The Tree Council is the UK's lead charity for trees, promoting their importance in a changing environment. We work in partnership with our volunteer Tree Wardens, schools, communities, organisations and government to make trees matter to everyone. Our vision is one of more trees in streets, parks, hedgerows and woodland across the UK, bringing benefits to people and wildlife, enhancing landscapes and engaging people in biodiversity and environmental issues.
If you are proactive, well organised, with a problem-solving and meticulous approach, able to be the front of house and provide assistance in delivering a range of administrative functions from general office through to financial, membership, donations and grants administration, and other tasks to support the operations and work programme of the organisation, then we would love to hear from you.
The successful candidate will possess previous experience of a busy office environment, an excellent telephone manner and demonstrate experience of dealing with diverse groups of individuals. It is important that the Administrative Officer possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills, have a meticulous approach to all areas of work, an ability to adapt during busy times and ensure consistency of service and good IT skills including all Microsoft Office applications.
We are seeking a self-motivated individual with an ability to be flexible, keen to maintain current skillsets with a willingness to learn and able to adapt to an environment of growth and continuous improvement. In addition, a commitment to a mission based context is desirable.
If you feel you have the skills, knowledge and experience that fit the criteria for this part time Administrative Officer role, please apply by downloading the following documents:
- Administrative Officer JD and PS PT
- Administrative Officer PT Summary of Terms
- Administrative Officer PT Application Form
Submit a completed application form to: HR@treecouncil.org.uk
Closing date for applications: 17:00hrs on Tuesday 4th July, 2017
Interview Date: week commencing 10th July, 2017
Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted about the role. Please note, that we do not accept CVs.
The Tree Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
Board of Trustees Recruitment: Treasurer and Trustee
We have a small core staff but more than 150 member organisations drawn from a broad range of specialisms: tree and woodland; habitat; landscape; professional; and statutory, that together, define the shared agenda for change. We facilitate engagement through our annual community action programme, including National Tree Week, and have a planting grants programme for UK schools and communities.
We are looking for someone with an understanding of financial governance experience to take over the role of Treasurer. As well as attending Board meetings, this role also involves interim meetings with the key staff of our small, experienced team who prepare the accounts for audit.
We also wish to enhance and broaden the knowledge base and skills of our Board and are looking for experienced individuals with governance skills and an enthusiasm for trees in all settings, who will be effective ambassadors for our work and bring a diverse range of perspectives to the table.
If you are interested in applying please refer to the following documents comprising the Trustee Pack:
1. Brief for Role as Trustee of The Tree Council
2. Extract from the Constitution of The Tree Council
3. Historical context for the establishment of The Tree Council
4. Trustee Board Meeting Cycle
5. Annual Community Action Programme Dates
If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and a covering letter highlighting your particular skills and experiences by email to: Chairman@treecouncil.org.uk by 6pm on Tuesday 11th July 2017.
Volunteer Positions at The Tree Council: there are currently no volunteer positions.
However, if you have time, experience and skills that are relevant and you enjoy being part of a small and focused team, who is computer literate (PC Windows 10); has an interest in trees and related topics; wants to make a contribution; and feels an affinity with the work of The Tree Council, then we would love to hear from you.
What should anyone who is interested, do?
Do forward us a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining why you'd like to be part of our team and what you can offer. Make sure you include your telephone number and email so that we can contact you to discuss any possibilities.
Send us an e-mail CV and letter to: email@example.com that conveys why you'd like to be part of our team and what you can offer. Make sure you include your telephone number and e-mail so that we can contact you to further discuss any opportunities.
Our volunteers are based at the main office in 4 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, London SE16 2XU, although we are flexible if the contribution is desk based research. Out-of-pocket expenses and travel costs will be reimbursed. NB: our volunteers are not employees, workers nor interns, neither will they be on observational work experience.
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