The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Personal Assistant to Executive Director
£25,716 - £30,689 per annum, depending on experience
35 hours per week
Are you a professional, experienced, and skilled Personal Assistant with the ability to work at Director level? Do you have experience of providing excellent administrative support to Directors? Are you organised, flexible and motivated with meticulous attention to detail? Do you have excellent minute taking, communication and relationship building skills with stakeholders at all levels, and can you always maintain discretion?
If you have answered yes to all these questions, then this role presents an excellent opportunity for you to establish yourself as a Personal Assistant supporting one of our Executive Directors, for which we have 2 positions. You will have outstanding organisational skills and the ability to remain positive and flexible at all times. You will provide a broad high-level administrative function including diary management, minute taking, managing confidential correspondence and information. You will organise meetings as well as occasional functions and travel itineraries. You will be able to support and complement the Executive Director’s style and add value to the team.
The successful candidate will be proficient in using all Microsoft Office packages with the ability to efficiently produce and present written information to a consistently high standard. You will deliver the administrative systems that support the department, identify problems, and put in place measures to improve their effectiveness
The role comes with an attractive benefits package, which includes flexible hours and hybrid working, a generous pension contribution of 5.5%, life assurance cover, death in service benefit of 3 times basic salary, discount retail vouchers, 25 days holiday allowance (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service) as well as 3 additional days off between Christmas and New Year.
To apply for this role, you will have to complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. To do this, we suggest that you download the job description from our website prior to starting your application.
Currently, the application process works best on desktop / laptop devices.
The closing date for applications is on Sunday 17 July 2022 at 23:59.
We expect interviews to be held remotely on Tuesday 26 July 2022.
We reserve the right to close the response cut-off date for the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.
The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment.
A disclosure check will be sought in relation to the successful applicant for this post. This will be shared with Human Resources and may also be shared with the Safeguarding Manager and the relevant management team. All applicants must also complete a self-disclosure form.
We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If a disability or long-term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats. If you require reasonable adjustments for taking part in the interview, please indicate this in response to the corresponding question in the application form.
Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and committed to offering interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to promoting work life balance amongst its staff.
As part of the recruitment process, candidates will be asked to declare and explain their gaps in employment. All our offers of employment are subject to pre-employment checks – these checks include but are not limited to references, right to work in the UK, disclosure (if applicable) and qualifications (if applicable).
The National Deaf Children’s Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (1016532) and in Scotland (SC040779).