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PART-TIME JOB VACANCY – ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR

ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR

Specialist local aphasia charity, Dyscover is expanding its administration team and has a new role which may offer future development opportunities.  

  • 4 hours per week on a Thursday
  • Comprehensive administration experience
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Confident, personable manner
  • Proficient user of Microsoft software is essential
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly with a degree of independence
  • Office based in Leatherhead Surrey with free car parking

In this rewarding role you will need to be an experienced administrator and some charity experience would be beneficial but not essential. Our friendly and cheerful environment needs support with day-to-day administration, assisting the Office Manager.

You will work as part of a small, committed team, including Speech and Language Therapists, support staff and volunteers, all of whom are dedicated to delivering a high-quality service to our beneficiaries. You will be in regular contact with vulnerable, disabled adults and their families and play an important front-of-house role, so empathy, patience and a sense of humour are essential.   To request an information pack or discuss the role, please email Karen Boult Office Manager kboult@dyscover.org.uk or call us on 01737 819419 for an informal conversation. 

  • Closing date 5th June 2022.
  •  Interviews will take place on Thursday 9th June 2022.

First Aid Training

Last week, 5 volunteers and 5 members of staff attended a First Aid course by the British Red Cross which was tailored specifically for possible situations that we may potentially have to help with at Dyscover. This was an informative course that covered what to do in the event of someone having a fall, being unconscious or not breathing as well as seizures, choking and head injuries.


Golf updates

Members returned to Leatherhead Golf Club last week and Karl took no time in getting Members, new and old, to go through the principles of hitting a good shot. How to avoid the Slice and the Hook was the main focus on week 1.


Summer Term – Team Meeting & Conversation Refresher

Excellent Summer Term Team Meeting on Monday. Programme Planning and excellent refresher from Senior SLT Rhona, on Conversation Hints. Key points included ensuring Members steer the conversation, supporters ask open questions ‘how, why, when….’ Prompts ‘can you tell us more about that?’ Involving everyone ‘who agrees with that?’ Check understanding ‘have I got this right…?’ Make use of tools, maps, Member preparation, iPads, pictures etc… Don’t forget total communication skills write key words, draw and gesture, encouraging Members to do the same!


Celebrating our 28th Birthday!

Delicious cakes to celebrate Dyscover’s 28th birthday with the team and groups as we start our Summer term!


Volunteers Needed


Easter Singing

We welcomed Sue our new Musical coach to lead a singing session and enjoyed vocal exercises, breathing and creating a joyful racket of various well-known songs.


Easter Cycling

Lots of fun had back in Bushy Park with Companion Cycling this Easter. Members can either cycle with a companion who help them to pedal, or they can go solo and try cycling independently.


Easter Art

The theme was Eggs in a Nest which involved blowing watercolours to create the branches and then creating ellipses for the eggs in different colours.


Epsom Golf Club Ladies

Chair of Trustees, John was very pleased to attend the Epsom Golf Club Ladies team lunch on Tuesday, where he was presented a cheque for a huge £2,700! Dyscover has been the ladies Captain, kay Briggs’ Charity of the Year and they have raised these generous funds in a variety of ways including quizzes, plant sales and raffles. Thank you to all the lady golfers at Epsom, these funds will be used to directly benefit of our beneficiaries.


Fundraising events 2019

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