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Borderline Books –Office Manager

The Kittiwake Trust charity is seeking a part-time office worker to support the work of Borderline Books,. They will work closely with Amina Marix Evans, Project Development Manager

Location:  Team Valley, Gateshead

Hours : 15 hours a week, probably worked over three days (flexible) £10 per hour. Holidays  by arrangement.  One year contract, this may be extended, subject to funding.

Main responsibilities

Outreach – contacting local organisations in need of books

Office work relating to Borderline Books, particularly including supporting Project Manager

Coordinating volunteers for Borderline Books, including overseeing regular volunteers who stamp, sort and shelve books

Advising visitors and making sure they keep a tally of books taken

Follow-up for groups who visit regularly

Keeping a diary of visits & events

Making sure we meet targets set by funders

Coordinating lost property collections

Overseeing   kitchen and office supplies – checking what needs buying etc

Overseeing cleaning rotas for volunteers and doing occasional cleaning tasks  

Taking note of any repairs needed

Essential skills and experience

Using computers to write documents (Word), managing emails and databases (Excel)

Being comfortable using the phone,

Ability to carry out a variety of office and administrative tasks efficiently

Ability to work alone and as part of a team.

Being able to take instruction from Project Manager

To work according to Kittiwake Trust’s environmental, equality and diversity policies.

To ensure that the offices are always presentable, clean and tidy and that there are no health-hazards or obstacles that could be in the way of wheelchair-users or less-abled visitors

Desirable skills and experience

Co-ordinating volunteers, Library/bookshop work, outreach work with community organisations

Please send CV, covering letter of application and name and contact details of one referee to:

Amina Marix Evans:

Deadline:  Wednesday 26th April  2017.    Interviews from 1 May or soon after.