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Volunteer Administrator

Volunteer Administrator

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    North London, London

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    almost 3 years ago

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Role: Volunteer Administrator

Supported by: Head of Property and Procurement

Main Purpose: to provide effective administrative support to the Building Team

Overview of Role

We require a highly organised and motivated volunteer to provide effective admin assistance to our building team. It will involve all aspects of theatre management, from the day-to-day running of a theatre to the general care of the building, theatre contracts, H&S, insurance and budgets.

This role would also be ideal for someone who is seeking to build up their CV, a graduate, a parent who is returning to work as well as an experienced professional seeking to contribute the wealth of their experience for the benefit of their local community.


This could include improving/maintaining systems and processes; up-dating spread sheets; maintaining databases; assisting with the recording of H&S audits and checks as required; supporting the Head of Property & Procurement in fulfilling financial tasks such as paying bills, updating the various TM budgets on excel and liaising with external companies; assisting with other aspects of the work of the Building Team as directed.

Skills / Personal Qualities

  • ability to work with complete discretion and confidentiality
  • previous administrative experience
  • well organised and efficient
  • excellent computer skills
  • ability to collate data and produce spread sheets/data tables
  • good written and communication skills
  • tenacity and ability to work well as part of a team

General Requirements

To operate within Chickenshed policies and procedures, including health and safety, equal opportunities, confidentiality and safeguarding policies


Training and support will be given as necessary

Times and Commitment

This is a voluntary position for someone who can spare a few hours every week (ideally 1 day but a morning or afternoon per week would be very welcome). Flexible hours are possible. This role offers the opportunity to work within a busy and friendly office. Your contribution will be greatly appreciated and will make a real impact on the work of Chickenshed.

Company Profile

Chickenshed is a theatre company based in Southgate, North London, and with a branch in Kensington and Chelsea. The company's vision is a society that enables everyone to flourish, and Chickenshed's mission is to create entertaining and outstanding theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change.

For over 40 years Chickenshed has pioneered an inclusive performance methodology. As well as offering over 250 performances per year at our purpose-built theatre, Chickenshed is

also an educational establishment delivering Level 3 and Undergraduate courses. With huge Children's Theatre and Youth Theatre membership schemes for 5 - 21 year olds and an ongoing programme of outreach projects working with some of the hardest to reach communities, Chickenshed is truly 'Theatre Changing Lives'.

Chickenshed believes in inclusive practice. We are committed to working with volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds.

To apply for this role please email Jenny Kettleton (Volunteer Coordinator) on