SafeWise Weymouth Co-ordinator

A great opportunity for an organised and proactive administrative professional to develop efficient systems at SafeWise Weymouth Centre and support our team for growth during 2018.

What we do

SafeWise is a charity which runs experiential safety, health, citizenship and life skills education centres in Bournemouth and Weymouth, with a third centre planned for Swindon/Wiltshire. These centres feature full size scenarios such as streets, pedestrian crossings, buses, trains, fire and home safety scenarios, with exciting plans for future development. We teach visitors of all ages a wide range of skills for life such as fire, water, home, road and travel safety, health, crime, internet safety, bullying and mental wellbeing. These skills for life are often marginalised in our education system, but we think they are as important as literacy and maths.

What we believe

Our philosophy is that every visitor should experience a fun and immersive learning environment in which they ‘discuss, decide and do’, rather than simply listening and being told. Talk, decision-making and practical activity in our realistic scenarios deliver memorable learning and motivate visitors in a way that is difficult to replicate in a classroom.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for an organised and proactive administration professional who can create and manage efficient systems at Weymouth that facilitate a positive customer experience and enable the rest of the team to focus on their own roles. They will work closely with the Centre Manager, Education Officer and central charity Business Manager to this end.

This will include bookings, invoicing, organising staffing and volunteer rotas and diaries, dealing with queries and making sure facilities are ready. You will also be required to manage our volunteer database, support school visits and lead briefings where necessary.

The successful candidate will have a calm, friendly and positive approach, equally comfortable when working with visitors, volunteers and staff.

The detailed bit

We’d like our new Centre Co-ordinator to start as soon as possible, although we will wait for the right candidate. This is a part time post of a flexible 21 hours a week around core hours and job requirements. It is a one year contract in the first instance with the intention to extend depending on income generation. You would be based at SafeWise Weymouth but required to attend meetings and training at our HQ in Bournemouth and elsewhere on occasions. The post holder must be willing to work out of hours from time to time. Salary is £19,000 pro rata. This post is not currently suited to job share.

Please see the formal Job Description for full details of the role, and browse our website at www.safewise.org for an overview of what we do.

Next steps

Please read the full Weymouth Centre Co-ordinator Job Description here.

Potential candidates are invited to visit for a look around, an informal chat with our new Chief Executive, Rob Hattersley, and to meet other members of the team. Please phone 07969 011508 to arrange this, or email rob@safewise.org.

To apply

Please send your Curriculum Vitae and a letter of application by email to rob@safewise.org. Your letter should explain why you would like to be Co-ordinator at Safewise Weymouth, and outline the skills and experience which would enable you to make a success of the role.

The closing date is Friday 22nd December 2017 at 5pm. Interviews will be held on Thursday 25th January 2018 at SafeWise Weymouth.