Trainee HR and Finance Assistant (for unemployed blind or partially sighted person)

Gateway Family Services CIC is the leading provider of training and employment to the health and social care sector. Our aim is to reduce inequalities in learning, employment and health. Gateway Family Services in partnership with RNIB’s “Extending the Reach” project are seeking a:


Trainee HR and Finance Support Assistant GW160

 To provide administrative support to the HR Officer and HR and Finance Administrator

 21 Hours per week (to be arranged)

 £7.65 per hour

 Contract for 50 weeks

The post will include opportunities to gain experience and skills in a range of administrative functions including HR and Finance. Candidates should have or be working to attain the NVQ 2 or equivalent in Business Administration, with experience of working in an administrative capacity and excellent IT and organisational skills. Candidates should demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate in writing or verbally. Candidates should have a commitment to personal development and be able to work flexibly.

This post is part of RNIB’s ‘Extending the Reach’ Project (EtR) part funded by the Big Lottery Fund. EtR provides valuable paid work experience to unemployed blind and partially sighted people and assists them in looking for permanent employment. With EtR, trainees are employed by partner organisations and Gateway Family Services is pleased to be partnering with RNIB to offer this post.


To be eligible to apply, you need to be unemployed and either blind or partially sighted.


Trainees will need to show a willingness to commit to further training dependent on individual need up to a maximum of one day a week. The position is a fixed term contract of 50 weeks (however opportunities to secure a post within the organisation can be explored)


 Closing date is 5.00pm on Monday 21st July 2014

 Interviews will be held on Monday 4th August 2014


Trainee HR and Finance Support Assistan JD & PS

Please email for an application pack, quoting the reference number GW160, telephone Marisol Daley or Carol Gatehouse on 0121 456 7820.