Brixton, London
Contract type: 
Deadline for applications: 
Friday, 29 November 2019 - 10:00am

Groundswell’s busy office in Brixton receives a steady stream of visitors including partners, funders and clients. You will be the first point of contact and enable the smooth day to day running of Groundswell’s busy Brixton office. Working closely with the Resources Manager to offer efficient, effective and proactive administrative, HR and facilities support to the organisation. This is an important and central role within the charity, and you will be responsible for all areas of office administration, taking the lead to ensure the day to day smooth running of the office. You will possess a natural ability to think on your feet and find solutions to operational challenges. No day is ever the same. You will need a flexible, calm, proactive approach with a can-do attitude and be willing to develop within the role.

Key responsibilities include implementing and maintaining IT hardware and software systems (including telephones); administration and implementation of all office Health & Safety (including holding the posts of First Aider and Fire Marshal); managing the office volunteer workforce; overseeing and advising on the charity’s GDPR/Data Protection compliance; and supporting the Resources Manager in all administrative matters relating to recruitment and HR, safeguarding and governance. The role requires someone who is hard-working and tenacious, can work on their own initiative, with excellent organisation and time management skills and who thrives in a busy yet small team environment. This role is particularly suited to someone looking to progress their career within the charity sector.


To make an application, please submit your CV along with a cover letter in Word format, which explains:

  • how you meet each of the areas outlined in the Person Specification in the Job Pack attached  and
  • why you are interested in doing this job.

To shortlist for interview, we score people based on whether they have the skills outlined in the person specification and the experience relevant to the role they are applying for.  Please include enough details in your personal statement for us to be able to do this.

We require that you submit your covering letter and CV in Word as we will be conducting a blind recruitment process which means that all names and identifying information will be removed from your application before being presented to the selection panel.

The deadline is 10am Friday 29th November 2019. 


Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11th December 2019 If you have not been notified by this date, then please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

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