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01   Admin Assistant (HR) Maternity Cover

We are looking for a talented Administrator with strong organisational skills, a good understanding of confidentiality and data protection and an interest in developing a knowledge of HR. Originally advertised as full-time, we are now pleased to be able to offer the right candidate flexible part-time hours and an opportunity to work from home for at least part of the working week. If you are interested in the role on part-time hours and would like to take the opportunity to be based at home, please include an outline of your availability and proposal for location within your application.

This is a temporary vacancy to cover a colleague’s maternity leave.

This role is part of our busy Business Support team, supporting both office- and home-based colleagues. The role is primarily administrative but includes providing support to the Business Support Manager in HR administration, and some diary and document management support to the Chief Executive.

The post will be offered to the successful candidate on part-time and flexible hours of between 25 – 30hrs per week. We are interested in discussing availability during normal office hours and will be prepared to consider home-based working for at least part of the working week for the right candidate. Please include details of your proposal in your application in the ‘Additional Information’ section.

The salary will be calculated pro-rata and based on a full time equivalent annual salary of £20,645 (AFF full time hours are 37.5 hrs per week). Some tasks can only be performed in Central Office in Andover so we will need to discuss the potential for work being performed at least partly in AFF Central Office, which is in Andover. Occasional travel to staff training events (usually in Hampshire) will be required.

Please note that this is intended to be a temporary, fixed-term position, covering a colleague on maternity leave and is expected to be of 9 – 12 months in duration.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will have a keen interest in the welfare and quality of life for Army families, experience of general administration within an office-based environment, sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, confidence with IT and a willingness to develop skills in areas of HR administration and support.

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.

AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

For further information

Please download the following:

Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to the AFF HR Manager by email: recruitment@aff.org.uk

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 9am, 1 March 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 2 March and invited to interview.
  • Live online interviews will take place on 5 March via Microsoft Teams (candidates will need access to a laptop/PC or tablet in order to attend).
  • The preferred start date for this post is as soon as possible.
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02   Virtual assistant

We are looking for a motivated and able person to act as a first point of contact for the Army families we support, offering immediate advice and signposting to the appropriate sources of further advice. If you have an understanding and knowledge of Army life and the challenges families face, with good listening and interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a remote team then you may be interested in applying for this role.

This is a fixed-term appointment anticipated to be of 12 months duration from April 2021.

About the role

This role provides a first point of contact for Army families seeking advice and support on issues that affect them as a result of having a soldier in their family.  The role provides immediate advice and signposting to assist Army families to access appropriate services and support.  It also provides referral services to specialist policy and regional staff within AFF. The role will also be responsible for elements of AFF’s social media engagement, primarily through Army families FB groups.

AFF employs three Virtual Assistants to cover operating hours and respond quickly to the Army families we support. This role covers the core hours 20 hours per week: 2.30pm – 7pm Monday to Thursday and 3pm – 5pm Friday. Additional hours may be required from time to time to cover absence and leave periods.

The role is home-based.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate will have an understanding and current knowledge of Army life and its impact on families. You will need to be self-motivated, with good listening and interpersonal skills, enthusiasm to achieve results for Army families with the ability to work as part of a remote team.

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.

AFF welcomes applications from all sections of the community. You must have the right to work in the UK.

For further information

Please download the following:

Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to the AFF HR team by email: recruitment@aff.org.uk

Closing, interview and start dates

  • Applications should be submitted by 5pm, 12 March 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 17 March and invited to interview.
  • Interviews will take place on 19 March or 22 March (depending on availability) via Microsoft Teams (candidates will need access to a laptop/PC or tablet in order to attend).
  • The start date for this post will be from 12 April (we may be able to flex slightly on the start date).
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