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Administrative Assistant

Claddagh Association

About the association

The Claddagh Association is a Perth-based voluntary non-profit organisation that provides the Irish community in Western Australia with advice and support during difficult circumstances. The Association was founded in 1997 and has a voluntary committee which oversees its activities.

Very few of us sail through life without experiencing difficulty at some point. Since 1997, the Claddagh Association has been a family away from home, supporting Irish people in Western Australia through the ups and downs of life.

  • We provide help and support to members of the Irish community who find themselves in difficult circumstances.
  • We support senior members of the Irish community and those who may be lonely and isolated.
  • We promote the well-being and development of the Irish community,

  • We seek opportunities to engage and work with other Irish community organisations

  • We celebrate and preserve Irish heritage.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a not for profit / community services background or an office administrator with a want to make a difference and work in a rewarding and challenging position.

This position reports to the Management Committee and supports the day to day running of the office with the Claddagh Coordinator. This a hands-on position where no two days are the same. This is a part-time position commencing late FY2021 and continuing through the next financial year - the ideal candidate will be available immediately.

The position responsibilities are varied and include:

  • Office support
  • Events support
  • Financial support responsibilities - which will be overseen by our Treasurer
  • Developing internal and external communications and supporting updates to our new website
  • Membership support
  • Project work - including support our Coordinator with Outreach Visiting and Oral History project

This role may require flexibility in hours and travel to meet the requirements of the position.

Benefits and perks

  • Not for profit organisation - access to salary sacrifice benefits
  • Free car parking
  • Work close to shops and banking

Skills and experience

You are computer literate, experienced in the use of MYOB and proficient in the use of the MS Office suite of programs. You may have some appreciation of the work of a not for profit and importantly you have a strong commitment to the work the committee does, are a team player and able to work with minimum supervision. You are a people person with a mature outlook, excellent communication skills and a sense of humour.

Experience in working in the not for profit sector with a management committee or any background dealing with Irish community groups will also be considered

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