Job brief

We are looking for an experienced and organised individual to ensure Daisy Chain reception delivers an efficient, effective, and professional service. The role will be a central point for all visitors to Daisy Chain and will also provide administrative support to teams within Daisy Chain. This by nature is a very varied role, which requires a high level of versatility and the ability to multi-task and prioritise workload.

Hours - 37.5 hours per week. Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm

Salary - £17,441.33

Closing date 11th June with interviews scheduled to take place on Thursday 24th June.

The successful candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

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Key Tasks

  • Be a friendly and welcoming face for all visitors to Daisy Chain.
  • Answer incoming calls and deal with enquiries.
  • Take activity day bookings and payments and add details onto relevant documents.
  • Ensure visitor sign in and issue visitors with Visitors Badge lanyard.
  • Maintain the sign in/out registers for staff, sessional staff, volunteers and visitors.
  • Manage key cabinet in reception area and key password for security cameras.
  • Be aware of security monitors and notify manager of any concerns.
  • Have knowledge of folders held in reception area e.g. Accident Forms, Safeguarding, Hygiene Disposal, Emergency Procedures.
  • Keep forms, files in reception up to date and keep stock of timesheets, accident forms etc.
  • Maintain register of students who visit weekly.
  • Create timetable weekly for long-term students/book room if required.
  • Maintain and update all notice boards in reception area.
  • Maintain, update and distribute staff telephone extension numbers list.
  • Create ID badges for new members of staff.
  • Manage and be a central point of contact for all on site ordering.
  • Carry out stock checks and ensure adequate supplies of equipment and PPE.
  • Manage the post for Daisy Chain.
  • Maintain the first Aid and Fire Marshall equipment.
  • Manage the day-to-day cash flow in and out of the Charity including taking payments, counting collection tubs, managing floats and arranging G4S collections
  • Support with ongoing general office administration and cover for other admin staff holidays.

Additional responsibilities

  • Comply with the Charities’ Health and Safety policy in all employment practices.
  • Maintain the integrity of the Daisy Chain brand in all internal and external communications.
  • Maintain a proactive approach to your role and responsibilities along with a commitment to contribute and maintain the positive working ethos within the Charity.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the policies and regulations governing the Charity.
  • Assure attendance at staff meetings.
  • Undertake any training and development deemed necessary for the pursuance of the post.
  • Work in a way that contributes to the continuous improvement of the Charity’s services and embraces the organisations quality initiatives.
  • Any other duties from time to time, commensurate with the level of the post
  • An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities

This job outline is intended to indicate the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive but, while some variation can be expected in particular duties, the outline is considered to provide a reasonable general description of the post.


Person Specification

Successful candidates will have a strong work ethic, and share our Company values of Passionate, Inclusive, Empowering, Ambitious, Open and Innovative. If you have worked in a similar setting before all the better, but most importantly we are looking for people who share our Ethos of improving the lives of families affected by Autism. The below details what we are looking for in an ideal candidate if it is Essential (E) Desirable (D) and how we will assess that skill, via your application (A) at Interview (I) or as part of a task during the interview process (T)  

 Knowledge, qualifications & experience

  • Previous experience in a receptionist and administration role- E&A
  • Good general education. -E&A
  • Ability to communicate in a clear concise, pleasant manner both on the telephone and face to face. -E&I
  • Highly organised with can do proactive attitude. -E,A&I
  • Ability to work flexibly to cope with varying demands of the role and achieve desired results. -E,A&I
  • Excellent time management with the ability to prioritise workload and respond well under pressure. -E,A&I
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a team. -E&I
  • Excellent written, verbal communications skills with the ability to compose letters and other documents with minimum supervision. -E,A&T
  • The use of IT to support a wide range of office-based tasks, including word processing, spread sheets, e-mail and internet. -E,A&T
  • Attention to detail to ensure all information is communicated and recorded correctly. -E&T
  • Professional appearance and manner E&I
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people-E,A&I
  • Understanding of and commitment to the aims, ethos and philosophy of Daisy Chain-E&I
  • Positive attitude to disability, health and employment problems.  E&I
  • Experience of being responsible for dealing with cash and cheques in a work environment D&A
  • Experience of working within the voluntary sector-D&A
  • Willingness to develop within the role and make positive improvements to existing procedures/systems-D&I
  • Experience of minute taking-D&A
  • Relevant qualification to Level 3 (eg Business Administration)-D&

Company Benefits

Our staff do amazing jobs and as such we want to reward our staff that is why we offer

  • Enhanced holiday leave of 33 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) rising to 35 after 5 years’ service.
  • A bespoke induction plan specific to you and your role which starts as soon as a job offer is accepted.
  • Alongside your induction plan new members of staff have a 6 month induction programme and planned meetings with their line manager to ensure the employee is settling in and offer any support needed to fulfil their role.
  • Ongoing training and development. 
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers a full range of confidential services designed to ensure you receive professional support that may affect work and home life.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Staff discount.
  • Free on-site car parking and refreshments.
  • Social and charitable events.
  • Company sick Pay after successful completion of probationary period.
  • Savings Club
  • Give as you earn scheme for staff to make donation to a charity of their choice if they wish.
  • If your role requires membership of a professional Body we will pay your membership fees. 

To be considered for the role click on the apply button above and submit your CV and details alongside a covering letter detailing with examples how you meet the person specification for the role. If you have any questions or require further information please contact us on 01642 531248.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, to enable you to perform to the best of your ability, please let us know when submitting your CV.