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Why work for Kent Community Foundation?

Kent Community Foundation aims to strengthen local communities by providing not only funding but support and advice to help build a sustainable and confident voluntary sector in Kent and Medway. We help hundreds of local charities and community causes across Kent and Medway every year and we have ambitious plans to do even more. If you're driven, collaborative, and passionate about making an impact in your local community, take a look at our latest vacancies below. Join a team of hard-working people dedicated to making a genuine difference in their local community.

If you see a vacancy you like the look of, or if there’s anything else you’d like to know about working with us, get in touch at admin@kentcf.org.uk

Current vacancies:

Office Manager/Executive Assistant  

Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week
Office based with flexible working options
Responsible to: Governance and Operations Director
Salary scale: £28,000

We are looking for an experienced administrator to join our team who is confident working with numbers, is highly organised and seeking a role that makes a real difference. This position is key to Kent Community Foundation’s core business and you would be an integral part of getting much needed grants to worthy causes all over Kent. Office duties involve ordering stationery, kitchen supplies, managing office contracts, reception duties and providing some governance support to the Chief Exec and Director of Operations. Finance duties include preparing and processing grant payments and processing invoices.

This is a full-time position based at our offices in Smeeth near Ashford but flexible working options can be discussed.

Applications should be in the form of an up-to-date CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification for this role to sarah@kentcf.org.uk. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 30th April. Interviews will be held on Thursday 9th May.

If you wish to discuss accessibility, would like more information or assistance before applying, or you require reasonable adjustments to make the application process more accessible to you, please contact Sarah Osborne via the email address above.

Post Summary

To facilitate the smooth running of the office, including reception duties, stationery supplies, kitchen and cleaning supplies, liaising with IT support and dealing with other contracts held. Also, when required, supporting the Governance and Operations Director with the servicing of Board and sub-committee meetings and other governance tasks.

To work with the Bookkeeper to process payments for the organisation, ensure bank accounts are serviced and payments expedited in an efficient and orderly way, paying close attention to policies and procedures.

Main Responsibilities


  • Booking staff and trustee meetings
  • Assisting with the preparation and servicing of meetings, including occasional minute taking
  • Other governance support as directed
  • Occasional executive support to the Chief Executive

Office Administration

  • Being first port of call for visitors to the office
  • Monitoring the admin inbox
  • Processing incoming post
  • Preparing refreshments for visitors and meetings
  • Overseeing booking of the meeting room; advising staff of clashes and finding alternative solutions where necessary
  • Ensuring kitchen supplies are fully stocked
  • Ordering stationery supplies
  • Liaising with IT provider and resolving staff IT issues
  • Dealing with other office contracts including photocopier and franking machine
  • General administration as required to support the team


  • Being an online banking user with inputting permissions
  • Adding donations to the database
  • Setting up online payments including liaising with grants admin and book-keeper to resolve any queries.
  • Making card payments for individual grants and core costs
  • Processing and paying in incoming cheques
  • Processing requests for investment transactions – setting up online payments and completing required paperwork
  • Other banking administration as directed

Person Specification


  • Experience in dealing with financial administration
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills, with high level of accuracy
  • IT skills and confidence working with new technology; competent in Microsoft Word/Excel/Access/ PowerPoint/Outlook applications, and using the internet
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Good common sense
  • Ability to work within a small team, with a flexible, positive ‘can-do’ approach
  • Hard working, self-motivated, enthusiastic


  • Experience of using a Salesforce platform
  • Experience of using Xero
  • Office management/support experience 

MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

Tom, MMK Mind