Admin Assistant


CARA (Centre for Action on Rape & Abuse), is a confidential and non-judgemental support service for adults, children and young people who have experienced rape, sexual abuse or assault either recently or in the past, either directly or indirectly. This could have involved a stranger, friend or family member. CARA covers North and Mid Essex, and we offer specialist one-to-one counselling, advocacy and ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) services for our clients.

We are looking for an Admin Assistant Volunteer to support our Administrator with office tasks.

Location: central Colchester

Hours required: either 1 day or 2 half days per week (pref. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays)

Person restrictions:
female only
over 18 years old
will need to be DBS-checked (will be done by CARA)

Main tasks: to undertake general admin tasks, including the following:
• Check expenses claims
• List petty cash items and count cash at end of month
• Enter counselling logs on client database
• Ensure sufficient supply of forms for counsellors
• Keep filing up to date
• Monitor existing paperwork and shred where necessary
• Photocopying
• Any other ad hoc tasks as required
• Abide by CARA policies and procedures

Appointments are open to women only and are exempt from the Equality Act (2010) under Schedule 9, Part 1.


Skills required:
• good basic computer skills
• good basic numeracy and literacy skills
• attention to detail
• ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information
• reliable and able to work on own initiative


  • Suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer policy
  • Covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Accessibility
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and safety support


When: 05/07/2016 - 23/01/2019

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further Information

Either 1 day or 2 half days per week (pref. Tuesdays and/or Thursdays)



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