Central Operations Senior Administrator (Food for Life)

Soil Association

£20,444 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.soilassociation.org recruitment@soilassociation.org 01179874570

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Thursday, 30th January 2020  

About the opportunity 

We are seeking a full time Senior Administrator to support the delivery of the Food for Life Programme. You will be joining a friendly, passionate, customer-centered team, providing administrative support across a range of Food for Life schemes and leading in key areas of administrations. 

This role sits within our Central Operations team who deliver the four Food for Life Awards schemes: Schools, Early Years, Served Here, and Green Kitchen Standard. 

Your role 

You will be a key member of the Food for Life team, providing central administrative functions. You will primarily be providing customer service and leading on administrative tasks to ensure the smooth operation of our Food for Life Awards Programmes. Ensuring our exceptional standards and customer experience is maintained at all times. 

If you are looking for an administrative role where you can contribute to meaningful positive change in food culture and want to be part of a positive dynamic team, this role could be for you! Please visit our website to read the full Job Description for the role.

About you 

You are self-motivated, pro-active, positive, organised and not fazed by changing priorities. You will effortlessly juggle multiple tasks from various teams within Food for Life and have a thorough and methodical approach to your work. You will have considerable administration experience within a busy office environment and be confident in all aspects of administration. 

You will enjoy working as part of a team and enjoy providing an excellent experience in being the first point of contact for Food for Life with internal or external staff. You will have a positive demeanour in your verbal and written communication at all times. 

General IT skills are essential, and you will already be competent using Microsoft Office applications and ideally using CRM systems or databases too. If you haven’t used MS Dynamics, or a similar one, before that’s fine as full training is given, but it is important that you are IT literate and willing to learn how to use a new piece of software. 

About us 

Food for Life is about making good food the easy choice for everyone. We work with schools, nurseries, hospitals, care settings and whole communities, to make healthy, tasty and sustainable meals the norm. We reconnect people with where their food comes from, teaching them how it’s grown and cooked, while championing the importance of well-sourced ingredients.

Food for Life is a Soil Association programme – find out more about who we are here www.foodforlife.org.uk

Commitment to Safeguarding 

The Soil Association and FFL are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people, and adults at risk that we work with. In accordance with this commitment we ensure that we follow a thorough and safe recruitment and selection process for all roles that work with children and adults at risk. 

Important information 

Closing date for applications: 5pm Thursday 30th January 2020
Interviews are expected to take place: Thursday 6th February2020 

For all of our employee benefits and further information about us please visit our website.

To Apply 

To make an application for this role please send a CV and Cover Letter as well as our equal opportunities monitoring form, and our safeguarding form (available on our website) to recruitment@soilassociation.org.

Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname). 

Please note we will look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to bring the closing date forward at any time. 

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