A4D is recruiting! Apply to be our new Charity Administrator

Charity Administrator

Description

To provide efficient administrative support to the Chief Executive and the A4D team in the delivery of our arts workshops, website signposting, training and fundraising, with a view to developing nationwide artistic opportunities to re-energise and inspire people affected by early-stage dementia and their carers. 

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the day-to-day running of the charity, point of contact for public enquiries, artists, arts organisations, volunteers, families affected by dementia, carers and memory and care services.
  • Maintaining A4D workshop and events calendar and appointments diaries.
  • Providing support, responding to enquiries and taking event bookings for A4D training sessions, arts workshops and fundraising events.
  • Contacting memory services and dementia-related organisations to recruit participants for A4D workshop programmes.
  • Recruiting and supporting volunteers throughout workshop programmes, including processing DBS checks and expense claims.
  • Occasional minute taking
  • Maintaining office systems, the CRM database and charity filing records; keeping accurate and timely records of income and expenditure; liaising with our Volunteer Accountant and Treasurer in producing monthly accounts reports and assisting on bank reconciliations and annual accounts; processing expense claims monthly.
  • Ensuring efficient purchase of office supplies.
  • Updating the charity website with A4D workshops and nationwide arts events; liaising with arts organisations to encourage signposting of their events.
  • Raising public awareness of Arts 4 Dementia’s activity through social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), public noticeboards and quarterly newsletters.
  • Assisting the Chief Executive and Charity Coordinator as requested.

Requirements

  • University graduate with 2.1 or higher degree.
  • At least one year’s experience as a proactive, hands-on administrator, flexible and adaptable, able to deal with the varying demands a small, busy organisation presents.
  • Adept at Word, email (Outlook), Excel, PowerPoint, social media platforms, web literacy including website updating.
  • Good written and spoken English.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, and to build excellent relationships with a variety of people and organisations.
  • Well-organised and highly motivated.

Desirable

  • Relevant experience such as in a charity or organisation in the arts and health sectors.
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Familiarity with Eventbrite, MailChimp, CRMs.

Hours and location: 32 hours (4 days per week) at our offices: Phoenix Yard, 65 King’s Cross Road, London, WC1X 9LW. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required (for Trustee Meetings or fundraising events), for which time off in lieu will be granted.

Salary: £20-22,000 pa (pro rata).

If you think you can make a real contribution to Arts 4 Dementia, please email your CV and a one-page cover letting outlining why you are interested in the charity’s work and what you would bring to the role, to admin@arts4dementia.org.uk. Deadline for applications: Sunday 5 August (midnight).

Nigel Franklin, Chief Executive, Arts 4 Dementia

About Arts 4 Dementia

Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) is a charity (No 1140842) founded in 2011. Based in London, we: 

  • develop innovative arts workshop programmes to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers
  • uniquely signpost arts events nationwide on our website www.arts4dementia.org.uk  enabling families affected with dementia in the community and clinicians looking for stimulation for their patients easily to find opportunities nearby. 
  • provide early stage dementia awareness training for arts facilitators and encourage and support them in delivering person-centred arts programmes for dementia. The 520 facilitators we have trained to date will reach around 10,000 people with dementia and carers this year. 

A4D focuses on what people can achieve, often very much more than they imagine.   

Why.  Creative skills can remain vibrant for years after the onset of dementia.  Neuroscientists and psychologists, supported by A4D’s evaluation, conferences and reports, have demonstrated that engaging in artistic activity is a highly effective non-pharmacological way to reawaken and re-stimulate cognitive ability.  

Provision gap.  At present on diagnosis, people may be given cognitive stimulation therapy but then they may be left alone to cope with increasing confusion, distress and isolation for six to twelve months, often until – as one memory service head told us – crisis hits.  

Impact. The services A4D delivers make a profound difference to families coping with early stage dementia, to carers as much as to those with dementia.  The workshops invigorate and restore confidence, energy and sense of purpose and normality in the community. A4D publications serve as valued toolkits for arts organisations. 

I realise I have been working 1000% for J since his diagnosis. But when I take him to bbodance, Danielle makes a big difference for me as well.  I’m doing something not only for his brain, but also for my own. 

Carer at Ballet Workshop at bbodance, Wandsworth. 

Having been to many workshops (so feel that I am qualified to say) I thought it was fantastic, it was inspirational and uplifting (which was a surprise). The format of the day worked really well and Aubrey was a humorous, engaging and an extremely knowledgeable speaker and your insights were invaluable too. It was fantastic to meet so many like-minded people from such varied artistic practices and backgrounds. It was a thoroughly enlightening day. 

Participant at June 2017 Training at The Garden Museum, Lambeth