Freedom from Torture
Finsbury Park, Greater London
£28,496 - £33,055 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Executive Assistant to Director of Survivor Empowerment

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Hours: 35 per week

Location: London, Finsbury Park

Salary: £28,496 – £33,055 per annum. Please note the starting salary for the role is £28,496 per annum with an opportunity to progress up the scale over time. (Salary is inclusive of London Weighting)

Closing date: 1 December 2021

Expected date of interviews: 13 December 2021

Job ref: VA487

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to support our new Director of Survivor Empowerment to carry out their role effectively and efficiently and boost our impact nationally and globally for the benefit of torture survivors. This is an exciting chance to join us as we place survivor empowerment and movement building at the heart of our next four year strategy.

You will coordinate the meetings, communication and projects of the One Strong Voice (OSV) network. You will also support the wider department to ensure that projects are managed in line with project plans and funding requirements, whilst being the first point of contact for any departmental enquiries.

You will be a born organiser, with excellent Microsoft Office and communication skills. You will have the ability to think two steps ahead, and have a good understanding of the asylum system and issues affecting asylum applicants in the UK.

You will bring a meticulous attention to detail and exemplary skills in prioritisation, time management and task completion. You will be comfortable in handling confidential material with the utmost discretion.

About Freedom from Torture

Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.

We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work.

For further information about the role, please view the Job Description and Person Specification, by clicking the link provided.

Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the job description and person specification are mandatory to be considered for the position.

In return, we offer a competitive package, with a generous 30-day annual leave entitlement, and 6% employer pension contribution.

Freedom from Torture is committed to its responsibilities under safeguarding, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure, as well as a need for full employment history and up to date employment references.

Freedom from Torture is an equal opportunity employer. People with lived experience of torture or asylum, from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

No agencies please.


Posted on: 16 November 2021
Closed date: 01 December 2021
Tags: Admin, Project Management