Admin Officer - Substance Misuse Charity

Expiring today

Princetown, Devon
£16,000 - £17,000 depending on relevant experience
04 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

EDP is a high performing social enterprise, providing substance misuse services within the Dorset Community and in partnership with Care UK a number of prisons in Devon and Dorset. Our mission is: To open doors for people affected by substance misuse so they can improve their lives and those of their families and communities.

The type of service that our EDP teams carry out is highly valued by service users and prison staff. As part of our team, you can make a difference to people's health and wellbeing, perspectives on their long term potential, and ultimately their lives. 

EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. For all roles, in return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, child care vouchers, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.

We are currently seeking to fill the following role at HM Prison Dartmoor
Admin Officer
Reference Number: 32.16
Based: Princetown, Devon

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week) Part time hours will be considered
Salary: £16,000 - £17,000 depending on relevant experience
Contract: Permanent

The main focus of the Admin Officer is to provide high quality, consistent and essential administrative support for the Substance Misuse Service team.

Key tasks will include:

  • Using the service database to input and report on data, statistics and other relevant  information;
  • Preparing and maintaining paperwork related to the various services provided for service users;
  • Organising team meetings,  maintaining diaries, logs and other administrative duties to support the smooth running of the team
  • Communicating effectively with other teams and colleagues within the Prison and relevant community links.

The role of Admin Officer will suit someone with previous team administrative experience and who can thrive in a busy environment where they can organise their own workload and priorities to ensure that all work tasks are completed to a high standard on a consistent basis.

To be successful in the this role, you will need to be an excellent communicator, able to build effective working relationships with a range of people, have excellent all round administration, typing and IT skills,  (including being highly proficient at using Microsoft Office ie: Word, Excel, Outlook, databases and data entry).

In addition, you will have a good general standard of education, and this may be enhanced with an additional office, administration or customer service qualification to demonstrate your interest in and commitment to this type of work. You will also be keen to continue to develop your administration skills and experience through our ongoing internal training programme as well as demonstrating a high level of integrity and enthusiasm for working within the structured environment of a prison.

Whilst previous experience in a similar substance misuse and/or custodial environment is not essential, it would be an advantage.  More important is a genuine interest in substance misuse services and a positive recovery focused attitude.

Closing date for applications is Noon on 18th August 2017
Interview date to be confirmed
Please ensure that you quote reference number 32.16


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button to be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and application form

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting - details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.

No agencies please.