About us

The Flying Start Children’s Centre service, delivers a core programme of activities for children and families including universal group sessions, universal and targeted parenting programmes and family work on a one to one basis.

Flying Start is Luton’s pregnancy to five years’ primary prevention and early intervention strategy who are focused on delivering evidence based services for families and children.

About the job

Salary: £19,171 - £19,945 per year pro rata
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Fixed term for 6 months

Do you have experience of providing admin support and a good eye for attention to detail? If yes, then look no further.

We have an exciting role within the Flying Start Children Centre, where you’ll provide administrative support to the team and help with the daily running of the service.

You’ll be responsible for preparing the Centre facilities across sites, putting up displays/notices, organising resources, maintaining refreshment supplies, helping to maintain the order and cleanliness of the rooms and more.

From time to time, you’ll be required to support apprentices gaining experience within the children’s centre by giving advice, guidance and encouragement.

About you

This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

Excellent communication skills are vital, as you will be expected to deal with a wide range of people including, colleagues, families and professionals. 

A good understanding of the core purpose of children’s centres and how they contribute to improving outcomes for children and families is essential for this role.

You must have an administrative/ business/ office qualification Level 2 or work experience relevant to this post completed. 

So if you have the experience, the ability and knowledge to fulfil this role, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Additional information

Luton Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child and/or vulnerable adults protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- generous holiday entitlement
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing