The Carpenter’s Shop: Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

The Hope Exchange
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 14 June, 2019
Opportunity type: 

The Carpenter’s Shop / The Hope Exchange has been operating from Roeland Street in the Cape Town CBD since 1981 and helps the homeless by providing a range comprehensive social care and an integrated system of social services that facilitates human development and improves the lives of those who are homeless and living on the street. The Organisations services include ablutions, toilet, and laundry facilities, wide-ranging social care, short term accommodation, nutritional meals, skills development and training, healthcare and reintegration and reunification services.
The Carpenter’s Shop seeks to appoint a Receptionist and Administrative Assistant to be based in Cape Town.

Start date: 1 July 2019

The purpose of the position is to take care of all front-of-house functions professionally and efficiently and general office administrative support, such as data capturing, handling receipts of donations, cash sales, and fees, invoicing, petty cash and banking.


  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position
  • Communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Strong administration, planning, and organisational skills
  • A relevant tertiary qualification will be advantageous
  • A background in or an understanding of the NPO sector will be beneficial
  • Action oriented and results driven
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office

To apply, submit your application in the form of a brief introduction and motivation letter (less than one page) with attached CV to quote “RAA JUN19” in the subject line, or on any application correspondence.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Should you not receive any feedback from us within two weeks of the above closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

The Hope Exchange reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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