Administrator – Suicide or Survive

Suicide or Survive (SOS) is an Irish charity focussed on breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues and ensuring that those affected have access to quality recovery services that are right for the individual.

We are working to build a society where people embrace their mental health wellness and those with difficulties are treated with dignity and respect, and experience a service that offers them hope, a safe place and a positive future.

SOS provides four essential programmes;
The Eden Programme was established by SOS to provide a safe space for those in need who have attempted suicide or have had suicidal thoughts.

It provides a supportive weekly group environment over a 6 monthly period in which up to 10/12 participants per program become more aware of their own psychological states and can develop independence in terms of confidence and communication skills, and an understanding of their own options, both therapeutic and personal.

The Wellness workshop is a one day programme for anybody & everybody. SOS is committed to running Wellness Workshops in every community in Ireland. These workshops aim to help each participant understand, take charge of and take responsibility of their own mental health. The workshop can be of benefit to anyone who is interested in mental health and wellness.

WRAP – (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is a 2.5 day programme designed for an individual to monitor and manage their own mental wellness, through using WRAP an individual will develop their own tailored wellness action plan to monitor and maintain wellness.

The Supporters Programme – 2.5 day programme designed for people supporting family members, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, people in their community and others who are struggling with their mental health.

Post: Administrator

Overall Reporting to: CEO

Contract: 12 months

Location: Shankill, Co Dublin

Hours: 5 days per week, Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm

Salary: €25,000

Assist in the coordination of the day to day administrative activities of SOS. This includes, but is not limited to, administration duties, composing letters, reports, advertisements etc. and maintaining a good filing system.
Managing and monitoring incoming mail, email and phones ensuring that all are handled in an efficient manner in relation to the Code of Ethics and Good Practice of SOS.
Liaise with different organisations and personnel in a professional/supportive manner and to act as liaison person between external personnel and organisations and SOS Management and staff.
Work as part of a team in the coordination of fundraising events
Liaise with design agency on promotional materials
Writing & editing of content for SOS website & social media posts
Be able to provide information such as weekly and monthly reports and to integrate data into spreadsheets, and to manage databases.
Flexibility (including occasionally, flexibility of working hours) and when required, cover any and all other duties assigned to you by the team manager.
All positions are subject to a 3 month probationary period. All job descriptions will be reviewed ongoing to ensure that they properly reflect the needs of the Organisation as they evolve over time.

Strong administration experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience in a busy office atmosphere
Excellent proficiency in MS office is essential
Strong experience of social media platforms to include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Instagram etc.
Strong ability to work independently, post induction
Must have own transport

Person Specification
Genuine interest in the work of Suicide or Survive
Excellent Office Administration skills
Must be a strong team player, but able to work on own initiative and can prioritise a busy workload
Excellent written and verbal communication
Ability to work to tight deadlines in a fast paced office environment
Display excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to make decisions, take the initiative and use problem-solving skills.
Candidates should submit the attached application form, curriculum vitae and cover letter to include the names of two references who would be able to assess your skills in relation to the role.

Please Note: Applications will not be accepted without the completed application form attached.

Noeleen Wills
Team/Office Manager
Suicide or Survive
Stonebridge House
Stonebridge Close
Co. Dublin

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