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Our PACES (Parenting and Community Empowerment and Support) team needs a new Admin Assistant

The Parent Centre is a highly respected non-profit, primary preventive organisation offering comprehensive parenting education and support services, situated in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. We are looking for an Admin Assistant for the parenting  training and support team, available to start immediately.


  • Good self-awareness and self-management
  • Good Interpersonal skills
  • Team player, able work with a group of diverse individuals
  • Able to respect professional boundaries and maintain confidentiality
  • Able to take initiative; work independently, accurately and diligently; and problem-solve
  • Gives attention to details
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in English – verbal and written
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Excellent organisational skills (planning; filing; co-ordinating; time management)
  • Willing to work flexible hours when required
  • Minimum 2 years working experience
  • A valid driver’s licence and driving experience in Cape Town would be advantageous



  • General office duties, including faxing, emailing, scanning, photocopying, filing
  • Reception and switchboard relief
  • Ensuring that training administration related requests are completed, i.e. photocopying of manuals, admin documents, certificates, stationery, equipment
  • Typing programme documents
  • Minute taking for different meetings
  • Assisting staff with their admin work
  • Assisting with clients at reception
  • Ensuring organisational related forms are kept in stock at reception
  • Assist with set-up and refreshments duties for training and meetings

Type of employment:

  • Contract of 3 months, to start immediately or as from the 1 March 2018, with a possibility of renewal of the contract thereafter.

Applications, including the contact details of 3 recent referees, can be emailed to: Jann Watlington,  paces@theparentcentre.org.za or faxed to 021 762 5160 on or before 26 Feb 2018

 Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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