We're looking for an adminstrator to help support our work on funeral poverty.
Location: Bethnal Green, London
Responsible to: Down to Earth manager
- Salary: £9,637 (Pro rata of FTE, £21,166)
- Hours: 14 hours per week, worked over 2 or 3 days
- Term: 12 months – ideally September 2019 to August 2020
- Leave: Pro rata 25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
About the role
Quaker Social Action (QSA) is a charity, founded in 1867, which addresses poverty and social exclusion. We are based in Bethnal Green. We support over 3,000 people each year directly, as well as reaching hundreds more each year through our training and campaigning activities.
Down to Earth is a project dedicated to supporting people who find themselves struggling to pay for a funeral. We do this by delivering a national helpline, which has supported over 4,000 people to date, and by advocating for change in the funerals industry and in government.
As Down to Earth administrator, your work will mainly be focused on the development and relaunch of the Fair Funerals pledge, our price transparency tool which helps bereaved people all across the UK to get access to an affordable funeral. Over 1,760 funeral directors have signed up to date. You will be the main point of contact for all enquiries, whilst ensuring that information is up-to-date, accurate, and presented in an effective and accessible way for a range of stakeholders.
This is an important moment in the work against funeral poverty. With the funerals industry now coming under increasing pressure to improve standards and practice, including a full-scale market investigation by the Competitions and Markets Authority, the Fair Funerals pledge is essential in keeping up pressure whilst helping people on low-incomes to find a funeral within their means.