Big Hopes Big Future, Programme Support & Admin Officer (Scotland), Salary: NJC pt. 15, £16,320 per annum pro rata28 hours per week, based in Edinburgh Tackling the educational attainment gap is a hot topic in Scotland right now. We are seeking a confident Programme Support & Administrative Officer to work closely with the Programme Development Manager and the whole Scotland team to help Big Hopes, Big Futures (BHBF) and our other projects run smoothly. Our BHBF programme works to ensure children under five enjoy the best possible chance of reaching their full potential. It is a home-based programme which enables volunteers to help parents and carers develop their children’s skills and confidence so that they can make the most of formal education. The programme, based on successful work elsewhere in the UK, will be delivered by volunteers recruited and trained by Home-Start staff in some of the 32 independent charities that make up the Home-Start network in Scotland. The postholder will support the BHBF Programme Development Manager and a busy Home-Start Scotland team with a wide range of admin tasks including record keeping in relation to budgeting and reporting, keeping our office running smoothly, organising and supporting meetings, training and other events and ensuring we communicate well externally and internally. Ideally you will have experience in a similar project support or admin role and you must be able to show evidence of your ability to plan ahead and follow through from planning to delivery phases in a busy team. A fearless approach to using digital to organise and manage workload and to communicate with others is essential. This is a 28 hour a week post part-funded by the STV Appeal. If this sounds like your type of challenge please click on the documents below for further details on how to apply. Job description Person specification Background information Application form For an informal discussion please contact Shelagh Young, Director of Scotland on 07342 051425. We do not accept CVs. No agencies. Closing date for applications: Midday, Monday 13 March 2017 Interviews will be held at the Home-Start Office in Edinburgh week commencing 20 March 2017. Home-Start is committed to Equality of Opportunity and Diversity. We wish to encourage applications from all parts of the community irrespective of gender, race, colour, age, sexual orientation or disability. Appointments will be based on merit, following an open and clear selection process. Home-Start UK, a charitable company limited by guarantee. Company No. 5382181. Charity No. in England and Wales 1108837 and in Scotland SC039172. Registered Office: The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX.