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Administration Assisstant - Maternity Cover

Location: West Midlands
Job Type: Temporary, Full Time
Date added: 8th October 2019
Salary:£17,000 per annum
Reference: HO-FC-AA-MC-SW


Administration Assistant | Foster Care | Birmingham

Swiis Foster Care are looking for an Administration Assistant for our Foster Care service based in Edgbaston. This is a 12 month contracted maternity cover position of 37.5 hours per week, with an annual salary of £17,000 pro rata.

The ideal candidate will have previous administrative experience, ideally within Children and Families or fostering Services, and possess an excellent telephone manner and have the capability to use initiative and work under pressure covering day-to-day tasks efficiently to enable the smooth running of the office.

The Administration Assistant will provide full administrative support to the Foster Care Team, assisting with preparation of reports, undertaking statutory checks for foster carers, minute taking (where required), inputting of data onto our database, provide assistance to the Administration Manager with financial spreadsheets and data analysis and support the overall running of the Foster Care Team.

The role is full time, with office hours covering 09:00 - 17:30; however, flexibility with working hours will on occasion be required.

Administration Assistant Requirements:

  • Experience working within a busy office environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work as an integral part of the team
  • Excellent IT and Word Processing skills, with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel


  • Good understanding of UK practice and legislation pertaining to children and foster care.

Administration Assistant Benefits:

  • £17,000 per annum depending on experience
  • 23 days annual leave + 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata)
  • Excellent Private Health Care options available after qualifying period
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Pension Scheme options

About us
At Swiis, we believe that good and great are two entirely different things. So we aim for the latter in everything we do. That’s why Swiis Foster Care is a national leading Independent Fostering Agency, regularly rated Ofsted Outstanding for the high quality service provided to our foster carers and children and young people in our care.

Swiis Foster Care is a continuously expanding company and offers significant development opportunity for the right candidate.

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If you believe that you have the professional experience and ambition to work for one of the finest Independent Foster Care Agencies in the UK and have the desire to really improve outcomes for looked after children then please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment history.

Swiis Foster Care is committed to safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults. Post holders are subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure Barring Service.

Swiis is an equal opportunities employer.

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