We’re recruiting – Administration Worker Towards Work Project

Administration Worker Towards Work Project
 16 hours per week until October 2019
Salary: £7,131

This job is open to women only (under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9)

Nottingham Women’s Centre is run by women, for women and we’ve been around for over 40 years. We aim to help all women to gain the confidence and skills to achieve their potential and become stronger and more independent. We provide a safe and supportive environment in which women can do this, either by taking part in training or activities, getting support and services, or campaigning and becoming active in bringing about change.

One of the projects we are involved in is called Towards Work and it’s part of the Big Lottery and European Social Fund’s jointly funded Building Better Opportunities project. We work with partners across the city to support unemployed people who face additional barriers to finding work such as mental health issues and domestic abuse. Our specialism is working with women. Your role will be to help the project run smoothly.

We’re looking for someone who has got experience in a busy office environment working with sensitive information and excellent knowledge of MS Office applications.

We offer a generous amount of leave, opportunities for flexible working, personal development and a supportive working environment that includes access to an employee assistance programme

In line with our fair recruitment practices, we do not accept CVs. Please download the application form below and complete this in conjunction with the job description/person specification. You’ll also find some guidance notes below to explain our processes and help you to fill in the application form.

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 4th September.

Interviews will be held on Friday 15th September.

Notts Womens Centre Towards work admin worker – JD and PS

Information about our recruitment process

NWC application form

Completed application forms should be returned to jobs@nottinghamwomenscentre.com or posted to Nottingham Women’s Centre, 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LP.

Are You a Knitter or Someone Who Would Like to Learn?

Joelle is one of our fantastic Peer Support volunteers here at Nottingham Women’s Centre. She currently facilitates the weekly newly re-launched Knit & Natter activity, which takes place on Thursdays, between 2-4pm. The Knit & Natter sessions give women the chance to enjoy working on their own personal knitting projects and have a good chat while they do. For those who have little experience, don’t let this put you off joining, as Joelle will be more than happy to show you the ropes (or the yarn!).

Nathalie, who promotes the activities here at the Centre, picked up the conversational thread with Joelle:

When did you learn to knit and who taught you?

I started knitting last summer as a small hobby, and have started to get back into it this year. I taught myself using YouTube and library books!

What have you made that you’re most proud of?

A small scarf that I gave to my friend’s young son.

What do you enjoy most about knitting?

I find it very relaxing and therapeutic! If I’m feeling stressed, getting out my needles and knitting is the best cure. Even though I’m not that experienced, I find a simple knit is enough to keep me busy.

Can anyone join Knit & Natter?

Definitely! As the name says, this is a welcome space for people to come along and have a “knit and natter.” You can work on your own knitting projects, or just simply have a chat with others and give knitting a try!

I’ve never even picked up a needle, will there be someone at Knit & Natter who can show beginners the basics?

As I’ve said I’m a beginner myself, so I can definitely show you the basics! And hopefully, we can learn together and pick up new skills as a group.