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Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)’s vision is a fulfilled life for all people affected by spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injured people are at the heart of everything we do – as Trustees, staff, volunteers, members and service users. For more than 45 years, we have empowered spinal cord injured people to rebuild their lives through the provision of essential information, advocacy and support. During the coronavirus pandemic, SIA has been a beacon of light for the 50,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK who are living day-to-day with paralysis, incontinence and a high risk of life-threatening conditions. With determination, flexibility and creativity we are responding to a significant increase in demand for our services.

If you share our passion, drive and can-do attitude, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for someone to join our evolving and dynamic Finance and Operations team, supporting the whole organisation to make our vision a reality.

Please find information below on a role we’re currently recruiting for.

Operations Assistant

We are looking for a master multi-tasker with excellent communication skills and an upbeat attitude. The successful candidate will be able to assist visitors by handling office tasks, providing polite and professional assistance via phone, mail, and e-mail, and generally being a helpful and positive presence in the workplace. The assistant will provide administration support as part of the Finance and Operations team in a timely and professional manner and will assist with the important day-to-day operational arrangements of SIA House.

If you are the sort of person who doesn’t want your working days to pass without making a difference, then you have come to the right place. We need someone who doesn’t hesitate to pitch in when things need to get done, someone who takes great satisfaction in accuracy, someone passionate about environmental sustainability and who is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Our ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience of office administration and will need excellent communication skills, a desire and ability to work with a wide range of people, the capacity to multi-task, plenty of energy and a great sense of fun. If this is you, please get in touch.

Salary: £16,000 pa (£20,000 FTE)

Hours: 30 per week (part time)

Location: SIA House (Milton Keynes)

Annual Leave: 25 days annual leave per leave year increasing to 28 days after three years’ service and to 30 days after five years’ service.

Access to group pension scheme (6% employer contribution).

For an application pack in Word format please click here and return to Jen Sims, People Services Manager.  

The deadline for applications is: 5pm 8th January and interviews will be held on 18th January

(Please note: from December 18th – 3rd January any questions about the role will not be picked up and dealt with until the 4th January)


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