Office Manager - Winchester
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Job Title: Office Manager
Location: Winchester Office
Contract Type: Permanent / Full-Time
Closing Date: 5th July 2019
Job ID: 92985
If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
We have a fantastic opportunity for an Office Manager to join our team in Winchester. We want someone who places a focus on the positive outcomes of our children and young people.
This is your chance to join a supportive and caring, high achieving team at Fostering Solutions South. At Fostering Solutions South we pride ourselves in delivering a high quality service to a range of service users, including foster carers, children and local Authorities. In February 2019, we achieved our 3rd consecutive Outstanding inspection judgement by Ofsted. We are part of the National Fostering Agency Group and while we retain our own identity, we have benefited from the support of NFA ’s services including working with other acquired fostering agencies nationwide.
About the Group
The National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group is the largest independent providers of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. With Acorn Care and Education, a part of the NFA family we provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.
We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious and experienced Office Manager with excellent organisational skills join our busy fostering team based in Winchester. This is a demanding role and you will need to be experienced within a professional and fast paced office management role and be able to demonstrate your multi-tasking and decision-making skills.
You will be required to supervise the administration team and ensure the smooth running of the office. You will be responsible for ensuring our meetings are well organised, accurately minuted and that the necessary actions are followed up in a timely manner. You will ensure the smooth running - from opening and closing the office, welcoming our stakeholders to the office, dealing with all of our customers and carers and ensuring all administration activities are covered accurately within your team.
You must have good analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving as well as being a competent user of Ms Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and databases and be able to coordinate and review the Panel and Review function.
* Accuracy and attention to detail
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
* Be able to work as part of a team
* Work independently
* Flexible and resilient
* Meet targets and achieve deadlines
* Remain calm under pressure.
Why work for us
* Private health care
* Dental Cover
* Holidays starting at 25 days per annum
* Extensive training suite
* Career development across the Group
* Professional support network
* “Your Wellbeing Matters”
* Employee Rewards Hub
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.
Successful applicants will be required to undertake relevant DBS checks, the cost of which will be funded by the company.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer.