We want a new ADMINISTRATOR!

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James
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We want a new ADMINISTRATOR!

Postby James » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:05 pm

The Forest is looking for someone to work as an ADMINISTRATOR to ensure we actually file some bits of paper with some kind of official people on the rare occasion, thus enabling us to stay open and do the cool shit we do.

Job Description:
EVS administration and support
Charity administration
Hall management (while at Bristo Place)
Answering emails/enquiries/phone calls
Council licenses/administration
Managing budgets
Banking
Assisting the accountant/bookkeeper (with tax returns etc..)
Applying for grants
Pursuing creative projects in collaboration with members of the forest
Fostering links with other organisations
Attending working group meetings

Details:
We are looking for one person to work in a team of 2 people.
Position is for 6 days a week - Monday to Saturday.
How this time and the above duties will be split among the two people is negotiable.
Hours: 6 hours a day during daytime – hours of work negotiable.
Hourly rate: £6.50/hour – all forest staff are paid the same hourly rate.
Initial 6 month contract

Dates:
Deadline for applications: end of Friday 23rd Jan.

Apply to:
Send CV and covering letter to: james AT theforest DOT org DOT uk
If you want to discuss the job as an informal chat before the deadline to find out more this is possible.

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Re: We want a new ADMINISTRATOR!

Postby Gandhi » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:25 am

Can one person not just do a 36 hour week? I never understood having 2 people do a job that one person can do especially when it comes to admin as unless both people are totally in sync with each other and remain completely organised then you end up having to search around for work/files etc and its so easy to blame the other person when things go wrong.
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Re: We want a new ADMINISTRATOR!

Postby James » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:59 pm

Gandhi wrote:Can one person not just do a 36 hour week? I never understood having 2 people do a job that one person can do especially when it comes to admin as unless both people are totally in sync with each other and remain completely organised then you end up having to search around for work/files


What happens if you only have one person and they go away for a fortnights holiday (or get ill), and all the info is in their head or in in wierd systems only they know? having two ppl ensures this is covered, and everything is in a system more than one person understands.

and also, and more importantly, anyone who spends that long in the forest would go crazy. Remember this is a job which like all forest jobs comes with unpaid overtime and massive responsibility.

Gandhi wrote: etc and its so easy to blame the other person when things go wrong.


only if the working relationship has completely and utterly broken down, in which case you have bigger problems anyway. We will be talking about teamwork in the interviews.

You could argue that if the forest should teach anyone anything, its the power of what can be done when people work together.

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Re: We want a new ADMINISTRATOR!

Postby Gandhi » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:23 pm

fair enough. that's me out though :(
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