Location: London, UK (flexible working patterns and working from home available although this role will be expected to spend time in both the London & Bristol offices)
Closing date for applications: 13th February 2022 at midnight
First-round interviews: 21st - 25th February 2022
Final-round interviews: 28th Feb - 4th March 2022
Contract status: National
Start date: as soon as the candidate is available
Contract duration: Fixed-term contract of two years
Remuneration: £23,000 gross per annum
We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities
Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organisation that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries, restore ocean life and build lasting pathways to prosperity. Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities and is growing globally. Across a dozen countries, we’re partnering with traditional fishers and community organisations to design, scale, strengthen and sustain fisheries management and conservation at the community-level. We bring partners together in networks to advocate for reform, and share tools and best practices to support fishing communities across the globe.
Summary job description
We are currently recruiting a Governance and Administrative Assistant to provide proactive administrative support to the Executive & Managing Directors and ad-hoc support for the wider Director team as well as undertake general office administration. You will thrive in environments that are collegiate and inspiring, and be able to demonstrate excellent administrative skills, assiduous attention to detail, strong communication skills both written and verbal as well as a well organised, flexible approach. The Governance and Administration Assistant will act as the key point of contact for the Executive & Managing Directors and will have responsibility for supporting the charity’s governance activities such as arranging and minuting management and subcommittee meetings and coordinating and proof-reading supporting papers. The position will also support the Executive & Managing Directors by managing diaries and organising meetings and appointments; booking and arranging travel, transport and accommodation, making recommendations where appropriate, to ensure the best use of time for internal and external meetings. The position is privy to confidential information that requires the highest level of confidentiality and judgment. This is an excellent opportunity for an organised professional with excellent communications skills, who wants to be part of an exciting, growing and mission-driven organisation. Assessment of applications will include candidates’ alignment with BV’s core values and mission to support human rights-based approaches to marine conservation and fisheries management.
The position will report to the Managing Director.
Blue Ventures is a fast-growing and mission-driven social enterprise, offering excellent opportunities for further professional development.