Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

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Job Description

Salary: £19,695 per annum (i.e. £10.82 per hour)
Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: The Homestead, York
Term: Permanent

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. We want to see a prosperous UK where everyone can play their part.

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Research, this role provides essential administration support to a team within the Policy and Research Department. You will be the first point of contact for enquiries and administrative liaison for external project teams, partners and stakeholders, ensuring effective internal and external professional working relationships.

The role is responsible for the effective delivery of key administrative tasks for the team that will include; project co-ordination, diary management, arranging meetings, database maintenance, administrating and commissioning calls for proposals and producing and distributing accurate correspondence in accordance with JRF guidance, systems, policies and procedures.

To be successful in this role it is essential that you have proven administrative experience within a busy organisation and office environment. You will be confident with your communication skills and be able to use different forms of communication professionally, appropriately and effectively in internal and external facing roles.

Excellent organisational skills with a very high level of attention to detail and accuracy are essential. You must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Word with experience of database use. You will have a positive problem-solving and can-do attitude and be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the organisationís values, strategic purpose and activities.

The post offers the chance to play a significant part and make a positive impact in our busy and challenging environment. In return, you will play a role in a friendly supportive team, in a great location with the opportunity for career development.

Download an application pack and further information from our website at

Closing deadline is on Monday 23 November 2015 at 1pm.
Interviews will be held in at The Homestead on Thursday 10 December 2015.

Please complete our application form; CVís and late applications will not be accepted.

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