The Orpheus Centre is an independent specialist College in Godstone, Surrey. We focus on developing independence skills through performing and visual arts and make dramatic improvements to young disabled adults’ lives. 

Set up by musician and songwriter Sir Richard Stilgoe, Orpheus offers learning, supported housing and personal care all on the same site in Godstone, Surrey.  We showcase what Orpheus students can offer in the workplace and we challenge the barriers to employment faced by some disabled people.

We are currently seeking a self-motivated, skilled and experienced Estates Administrator who is computer literate and able to take the initiative when required and support all members of the Estates/Facilities team in a range of tasks

This role is crucial to the smooth running of the Estates/Facilities team and will provide effective administration and organisation on a day to day basis, collating information and data and supporting managers within the department. 

35 hours per week / 52 weeks per year 
(hours may be altered on occasions according to the needs of the curriculum and organisation)

Salary: £21,840 per annum

Excellent benefits include (but not limited to) 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, enhanced pension contribution, free staff lunches, Employment Assistant Program (EAP) and training and development opportunities.

Essential qualifications, knowledge and experience:

  • 5 GCSE’s or equivalent at Grade C or above including Maths and English Language 
  • Minimum of two years’ experience of working in an administration role 
  • Experienced user of MS Office packages, in particular Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Understanding of effective utilisation of resources
  • Awareness of health and safety legislation and good practices
  • Knowledge of MIS 
  • Excellent computer literacy and administrative skills
  • Drive to achieve results – sets own standards, checks own work and demonstrates a positive approach
  • Pro-active approach to problem solving

Experience of liaising with local authorities and supporting people with housing related administration, such as tenancy agreements and housing benefit applications is desirable but not essential.

Orpheus is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all service users. As part of our safer recruitment process and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online searches will form part of this process. We are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It is therefore subject to an Enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure Barring Service.

In order to be considered you must be eligible to work in the UK.

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The Orpheus Centre is proud to be a disability confident employer.

We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people. Reasonable adjustments will be made to the recruitment procedure as required in consultation with the applicant to ensure no-one is disadvantaged because of their disability. If a disabled person is selected for a position, reasonable adjustments will be made to the workplace, including premises and equipment, work duties and practices or policies, as appropriate. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role as set out in the role profile and person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are:

  • Challenging attitudes towards disability
  • Increasing understanding of disability
  • Removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
  • Ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspiration