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Jobs at Dorset Advocacy

We are advertising 1 paid role:

  • Admin and finance assistant

Please scroll down to read the details and to download application packs.

Admin/Finance Assistant (part time)

16hrs per week (some flexibility but must include a Tuesday)

£14,574 – £16,938 FTE


Location: Dorset Advocacy office, Poundbury, Dorchester


Dorset Advocacy is a local charity founded in 1993 to help people to speak up, secure their rights, and to access the opportunities and services they are entitled to. We now help over 4000 people every year.

Main purpose of post: The role of the Admin/Finance Assistant is to support the Administration Manager and Finance Officer. They will assist the Admin Manager with carrying out tasks relating to the administration and efficient running of the office and assist the Finance Officer with financial admin and reporting when required and also the cover of payroll in the Finance Officer’s absence for which training will be given but a working knowledge of SAGE is desirable. Also one of the main duties of this role is to act as minute taker for the organisation so previous experience of this is essential. They will also cover the Receptionist in times of annual leave and sickness. Please refer to job description and person spec for full details.

We are seeking a calm, patient person who is able to work accurately under pressure on their own and also as part of a team. Someone who is an effective communicator with excellent IT skills who is able to prioritise and adhere to confidentiality.

Although we are advertising this post for 16hrs per week it is important that the successful applicant is able to be flexible with their working hours as there will be times when they are needed to cover sickness and annual leave for other team members.

For an application pack please scroll down and click on the links, or email us at If you would like an informal discussion regarding this post please call us on 01305 251033.

Dorset Advocacy is committed to Equal Opportunities and strongly encourages applications from all sections of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of our black and minority ethnic communities. If you require an information pack in large print or a different format, please contact

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 8th February 2017

Shortlisting date: Monday 20th February 2017

Interview date: Thursday 2nd March 2017

Reg. Charity no. 1096040


Application Pack:

 Job Description

Person Specification

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form



You may also be interested in volunteering. Over half of our advocates are volunteers, and this can be a good route into becoming a paid Advocate in the future. Take a look at our volunteering pages for more information.


We are looking for trustees – our trustees are volunteers who attend trustee board meetings and other committees, and are involved in the strategic planning and legal aspects of the charity. It is a very rewarding role requiring high levels of expertise and commitment. Trustees are an essential and highly valued part of our organisation. Please contact Mike Pochin if you would like more information.

Our advocates worked for over 19,000 hours last year, helping people in Dorset to have a voice and assert their rights.