Application Deadline

Job Title: Networks and Volunteering Administrator

Responsible to: Networks and Volunteering Manager 

Location: Sands Head Office, Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, SW1V 1RB

Contract: 12 months fixed term

Salary: £20,250 per annum plus £3,400 per annum London Weighting Allowance

Hours: Full Time – 35 Hours per Week (9.30am – 5.30pm)

About Sands

Every single day in the UK, in spite of medical advances, 15 babies are stillborn or die within the first 28 days of life.

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, is a well-established and widely respected national charity that:

  • Supports anyone affected by the death of a baby through our Helpline and our 100 Groups nationwide across the 4 devolved nations.
  • Works in partnership with health professionals to ensure that bereaved parents and families receive the best possible care by transforming the culture and practice of perinatal bereavement care through our accredited training programmes and resources.
  • Promotes changes in care that could help to reduce the loss of babies’ lives by funding high impact research projects that identify the causes of stillbirth and point to ways of reducing their incidence.

The charity has grown its income by over 40% since 2012 and, as part of its strategic plan to 2020, is focusing on how we can make the biggest difference to improving the care and support available to bereaved parents and families, and building on our success in raising awareness of the issues relating to stillbirth and neonatal death. This is an especially exciting time at Sands as we reposition to become the leading charity in the sector.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Networks and Volunteering Administrator to work as an integral part of a high-profile and growing team, providing support to over 100 Sands Groups who offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby, work closely with their local hospitals to ensure the best possible care is provided and promote awareness and the work of Sands nationally.

This role offers an excellent opportunity to make a real difference to Sands, by providing a high level of administrative support to both the Networks and Volunteering Manager and wider Groups Team.

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a high level of planning and organisational ability plus experience of managing multiple high priority work streams simultaneously.   With the ability to research, analyse and interpret information you will need to demonstrate a high level of numeracy and attention to detail.

Strong IT skills are essential including MS Office packages, and ideally Access.  With excellent team-working skills, you will also be able to work within established financial procedures.

Some travel will be necessary throughout the UK, including occasional overnight stays.

How to apply

Please return the completed application form to by the closing date below. Please also complete the Diversity and Equality Monitoring Form and send this with your application.

Closing date for applications: 11th March 2018                                

Interview Date: w/c 19th March 2018

Application Information

Application Form

Diversity Monitoring Form

As we have limited staff resources we are unable to provide candidates with feedback about their applications.   Interviews will be held at: Victoria Charity Centre, Ground Floor, 11 Belgrave Road, London, SW1V 1RB. Telephone: 020 7436 7940.