An Administrator is required to support the growth of this exciting new college in Talgarth, Powys.

Black Mountains College is a new college helping to drive the transition to a sustainable future. We offer short courses and vocational training in ‘future skills’ that we believe will be more necessary and relevant in a low impact, low carbon world of short supply chains and climate disruption. We are also developing a campus and undergraduate programme. Based in Wales in the Brecon Beacons National Park, we are open to all.

Deadline – 5pm, 14th May 2021

BMC is looking for a self-sufficient, responsible, and reliable candidate to support this small team. This is a part- time role based in Talgarth with some expectation for attendance at events in the community and elsewhere.

The administrator will support all functions within the team – fundraising, communications and academic delivery. It is a varied and rewarding role, ideal for anyone with experience in administration, communications or project management.

Responsibilities :

  • Organise and maintain college systems, databases and procedures, and support the team to ensure smooth operations: including coordinating diaries, travel, accommodation
  • Preparing reports and minutes for board meetings and committees
  • Maintain and manage both paper and electronic filing systems.
  • Manage the office budget and order supplies when required.
  • Manage health and safety and fire regulations requirements in the office.
  • Liaise with landlord and deal with premises issues as they arise.

Communications Support:

  • Arrange printing and distribution of marketing materials for events.
  • Assist with setting up and promotion of events.
  • Support social media activities – monitoring activities, responding and posting.
  • Internal communications

Fundraising Support:

  • Assist with research of prospects, trusts and foundations
  • Database management
  • Grant reporting and record keeping

Volunteer Management:

  • Manage enquiries and offers of support
  • Communicate volunteer opportunities
  • Manage log of volunteer time and expenses as appropriate 

Finance Admin:

  • Ensure payments are made accurately and on time. 
  • Some basic book-keeping in association with accountants, updating  QuickBooks 

Essential Skills

  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • The ability to build positive relationships with good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office
  • The ability to self-organise and maintain a flexible and supportive approach to tasks required by the BMC team.

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge of Quick Books
  • Welsh speaking


  • Salary of £20k per annum, pro rata
  • Pension contributions, staff enrichment and training budget
  • Flexible working arrangements


To apply please send a CV and cover letter to

BMC is an inclusive and affirmative action employer. We would love to hear from candidates from all cultural and educational backgrounds.

Go to top