Shoreditch, Greater London
£33,811 - £39,896 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.


Senior Executive Assistant


£33,811 - £39,896 per annum

35 hours per week



Are you a professional, experienced and skilled Executive Assistant with the ability to work at CEO level? Do you have experience of leading a team of PAs to provide excellent administrative support to Directors? Are you organised, flexible, motivated with meticulous attention to detail? Do you have excellent communication and relationship building skills with stakeholders at all levels and can you maintain discretion at all times?


If you have answered yes to all these questions, then this role presents an excellent opportunity for you to establish yourself as our Senior Executive Assistant reporting to the CEO. 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, as well as working with Trustees. You will organise meetings as well as occasional functions and travel itineraries. You will be able to support and complement the CEO’s style and add value to the CEO and governance team, and the wider organisation. 


You will provide leadership to and management of the PA group to ensure consistency and continuous improvement throughout the senior management team.


The successful candidate will be proficient in using all Microsoft Office packages and with the ability to efficiently produce and present written information to a consistently high standard.  You will have the confidence to deal with issues in the CEO’s absence and communicate tasks effectively. 


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 7 February 2021 at 23:59pm.


We expect interviews to be held in virtually on Friday 19 February 2021.


Second round interviews will take place on Thursday 25 or Friday 26 February 2021.  


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.

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. 

We are also committed to promoting work-life balance amongst our staff.

Posted on: 14 January 2021
Closed date: 07 February 2021
Job ref: CEO-233
Tags: Admin, Operations