OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR – VOLUNTEER ROLE, 1 DAY A WEEK

HOME Slough’s mission is to increase opportunities and awareness of all the arts in Slough, offering ways for everyone to fulfil their artistic potential. Over the next two years we want to increase the number of people participating in arts and culture, building the foundations for Slough’s creative future.

HOME Slough is part of the Creative People and Places programme, initiated and funded by Arts Council England through the National Lottery. Creative People and Places is about more people taking the lead in choosing, creating and taking part in art experiences in the places where they live.  Creative People and Places is an action-research programme. This means we are:

  • Testing out new and different approaches to excite people about the arts
  • Reflecting on what worked and what didn’t
  • Capturing lessons to share with others and inform future work

Collecting and analysing audience data is therefore integral to the successful delivery of the programme.

Your role will be to help with information collection, ensuring it is inputted into our systems and helping us manage those systems.   This role is mainly desk based though there is some need to do face to face data collection and research, and local distribution of flyers for HOME Slough activities.

You will be taught various software packages and any databases that HOME Slough uses.  Accuracy is vital – the information you will be working with is used for senior level decision making and to reach Home Sloughs clients, so it’s vital that its correct.

This role could be helpful for those wanting to develop their skills and experience, either after a career break or at the start of their career, alternatively it may suit someone retired interested in supporting a local arts project.  This experience would help those looking to increase/use their administrative, data entry and communication skills.  You will also have insight into event management and cultural development and be a part of a vibrant project with a fantastic, friendly team in place.

You’ll work closely with many people in the office, but especially with the operations manager.  You will be approachable and confident about asking questions (you don’t need to know all the answers).

You’ll be expected to:

  • Update contact lists
  • Record and update information and data bases on computer systems and in archives
  • File, photocopy, print and scan documents
  • Interview those who attend our arts events
  • Distribute fliers to local venues

Key Skills

  • Good reading and writing skills
  • Competent key board skills
  • The ability to concentrate for long periods of time
  • Computer literacy
  • An ability to work to deadlines
  • Good attention to detail
  • Interview skills – or willingness to develop these
  • Face to face communication skills

We are also happy to consider applicants who may only want to do the public facing work or the desk-based activity.

Contact 01753 571093 or e-mail amanda@sloughcvs.org.uk for more information.