At WaveLength our current and future beneficiaries are at the heart of all we do. We know that
our approach to reducing people’s loneliness and isolation works. We have brought comfort,
companionship, and connection to people for over 80 years, yet we have never been more needed
and relevant. We are creating better futures for some of the most disadvantaged, marginalised,
and excluded people in the UK. Our work touches all ages and supports multiple areas of need;
it brings real social impact and meaningful change to people’s lives throughout the UK.

This is a historic time for our charity as loneliness is now receiving more attention than ever
before. To respond to this, we must grow our income and raise our profile to achieve the next
steps in transforming the lives of people affected by loneliness.

If you choose to be part of our team at WaveLength you will be joining a friendly, passionate, and
dedicated group that strive to ensure fewer people feel the fear and heartbreak of loneliness.
We offer a supportive and collaborative working environment to help develop your expertise and
ensure your success.

Outlined in the appointment brief (find below) are further details of our work, our commitment to
extending our reach and impact, and the background to the role. If you have the drive, enthusiasm
and experience, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Tim Leech
Chief Executive

Current Vacancies

Applications & Administrations Officer

Reporting to: CEO
Salary and benefits: £25,000-27,000 per annum, 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Contract type: Part-time, Permanent
Hours: 09:00-17:00
Location: Cambridge office

OPTION FOR JOB SHARE – 3 Days per week
Interviews will be held asap
Application deadline: open
This person must be Cambridge-based and be willing to work from our office full-time.

This multifaceted position is designed to support the administration of grants, handle
various office administration tasks, process social data, and assist the CEO, contributing
significantly to the operational efficiency and impact of the organisation.


  • Ability to absorb detailed information quickly and help present this in writing e.g
    from a background in research or a complex administrative environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • IT literate with a great understanding of office software and social media platforms.
  • An excellent attention to detail with the ability to focus on multiple tasks, and the
    ability to summarise written information quickly into verbal reports.
  • A team player with a professional approach and an understanding of the ongoing
    requirements of a role supporting a Chief Executive.
  • Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills.

Duties will include:

  • Processing applications made
  • Liaising with applicants
  • Purchasing equipment and arranging delivery to beneficiaries
  • Administration of Feedback Forms
  • Application data input into database
  • Ensuring efficient execution of the impact measurement process
  • Recipient records filing
  • Analysing data and compiling reports for the Management Team
  • Liaising with external suppliers, regarding the database, where necessary
  • Sourcing and quote gathering
  • Ordering
  • Supplier liaisons

  • Providing admin support for the Chief Executive
  • Compiling and preparing papers for Board Meetings
  • Collating and inputting data into the Quarterly Board Report
  • Timely distribution of papers
  • Booking meeting room and refreshments
  • Booking meetings with Trustees
  • Trustee liaison regarding meeting-related queries
  • Minute-taking and distribution
  • Assisting with the distribution of Publications/Newsletters

  • Answering phones
  • Inbox management
  • Post management
  • Ensuring the smooth running of office

  • Previous experience of charities
  • Well organised
  • Ability to communicate well, on all levels
  • Good sense of initiative
  • Comfortable working alone
  • Confidence to approach potential bodies/organisations
  • Daily and ongoing use of Zoom, FaceTime & Face-to-Face

    This job description is not exhaustive and the individual needs to be flexible to cope with
    the changing needs of the charity and the CEO. It should be taken as the current
    representation and consequently will be subject to review no less than annually.

    Download job pack


To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected]