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Administrative Assistant

Black Country Women's Aid

Let us introduce ourselves…

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

All services are client and needs-led.

The team:

Corporate Services is the “business hub” of BCWA.

All work ensures contract compliance and that legal, financial, and quality standards are met.

The areas of business covered include:

, Governance including management of the Board of trustees
, Financial management and accounts
, Contract management and performance
, Community and corporate fundraising and sponsorship
, Human resources and workforce development
, Fundraising and Training
, Communications/Marketing
, Strategic planning/development including individual service plans
, Central administration

The work undertaken by Corporate Services also underpins the direct services provided by our operational resources.

Since expansion and the successful award of contracts over the last few years, Corporate Services have become ever more integral to the development and success of the organisation.

Job Role

Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), based in Sandwell
Salary: £20,319.00 - £21,175.00
Closing date: 10 November 2023
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?

We are looking for someone who has the skills to be a professional administrator with excellent organisational skills and good attention to detail.

The successful candidate will have skills in using Microsoft Office and other virtual platforms, an ability to work as part of a team and excellent communication skills.

Confidentiality is an essential part of this role and the ideal candidate will understand the need for this.

Experience is not essential if the candidate has the correct transferable skills.

Training and development will be provided.

The Role:

The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the Executive Officer and the wider corporate team.

This will include the administration of training and compliance.

The Administrative Assistant will need to work with managers and employees across the organisation as well as all members of corporate services.

If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.

Click apply to be emailed information about how to complete your application.

CVs will not be accepted.

Important information for all positions

Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service for details of any previous criminal convictions.
Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

The post holder must be female.

Employment checks

As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:

Right to work in the UK
Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally.

To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.

We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK.

A copy of these will be taken.

Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidate's documents will be destroyed confidentially.

You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.


Following your interview, two employment references will be sought.

One of these should be your current or most recent employer.

If you have finished full-time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:

, a professional from your centre of study, for instance, a teacher, lecturer or headteacher
, GP or health visitor
, a character reference from a person who knows you
, a civil servant from a government agency
, a bank manager


All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.


BCWA has adapted services during COVID to support victims of violence and abuse that meet all the latest Government guidance.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available at all our sites and distributed to all staff as appropriate.

Full details of the BCWA Risk Assessment can be found on our website.

Please read this as it provides the framework that we are delivering services against.

You will receive appropriate training to undertake the duties of the job on an on and offsite basis and all situations are risk-assessed.

Management supervision, support and oversight is embedded in our practice to ensure all parties are kept safe.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £20319.00 - £21175.00 per annum
  • Location: Sandwell, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Secreterial
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Contact: 2M Employment Solutions
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2023-10-15 23:30:02 -

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