Teddington, Greater London (On-site)
£25,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Charity and Business Support Officer


We have an exciting opportunity for a Charity and Business Support Officer to join FARA supporting the FARA UK CEO and the FARA Enterprises Managing Director.

FARA Foundation was started 30 years ago by Jane Nicholson, driven by the sight of the appalling images of neglected and starving children in Romania’s state institutions, in the wake of the fall of Ceaucescu in Romania. In the thirty years since its foundation, FARA has cared for over 10,000 beneficiaries in Romania, transforming lives and giving hope of a better future to children and families living in severe disadvantage.


Our Vision is of a world in which everyone can live with freedom and dignity in a loving, protective environment, experiencing fulfilled lives whatever their ability.

Our Mission is to transform the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, youth and families living in Romania’s poorest communities.

Our Values underpin all our work and are shared by all those involved in carrying out our mission both in the UK and Romania.

FARA strives to build a just society serving the common good, based on Christian values of love, justice, dignity and respect, welcoming people of all faiths and none.

Our Values

We act with kindness and compassion.

We respect the human dignity of every person.

We believe in practical hands-on care.

We strive to build a just society.

We responsibly collaborate across all sections of society.

We strive to be a best practice organisation.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator to join the FARA Foundation at this pivotal time. This critical new role for the organisation will play a key role in the smooth running of the charity and its trading arm.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working in an administrative or executive assistant role previously who is keen to develop these skills further in a varied and important role. This post will need to work closely with the CEO and Managing Director daily ensuring that work is delivered to a high standard and in a timely manner. With great interpersonal skills, you will be willing to develop effective working relationships with trustees, staff, external suppliers, and fundraisers.

With a desire to make things run effectively and smoothly you will be able to plan and organise work while having a high degree of motivation and good time management.

This role requires a clear and confident manner, excellent written and spoken communication skills and the successful applicant will need to demonstrate specific skills in writing and using spreadsheets to present data.

We are looking for someone who is flexible and adaptable with the energy and enthusiasm to take on this role to help drive our charity forward. 

This role will start on £25,000 rising to £26,000 after successful completion of the probation period. 

What we offer

  • Internal policies and procedures training and support throughout your employment
  • Employee assistance programme
  • 28 days holiday inclusive of Bank and public holidays
  • 50% staff discount on the majority of goods
  • Pension contributions
  • Loyalty and team effort rewards
Application Instructions

To apply, please send your two-page CV and a maximum 2-page cover letter outlining how you meet the person specification and why you are interested in this role.

Interviews will be commencing week starting 21st February 2022.

More about Fara Enterprises Ltd

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Posted on: 25 January 2022
Closed date: 18 February 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Admin, Operations

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