Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, South East
£27,000 pa + good range of benefits
Permanent
Job description

Provide high level support to help change children’s lives for the better

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be voted one of the Top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2015’. 

This is an opportunity to provide full PA/Secretarial and administrative support to World Vision UK’s Director of Policy & Programmes (P&P). Applying a Christian mind and attitude in all aspects of the role, you will be responsible for a range of duties including:

• Management of a complex diary and dealing with a high volume of correspondence

• Coordinating both domestic and overseas travel and assisting with budget preparation and monitoring

• Assisting in preparation of upcoming events, prioritising and managing competing workflow demands

• Dealing with internal and external enquiries in relation to Policy & Programmes matters

• Preparing papers, reports and presentations for meetings, including minute taking and follow up

• Supporting other members of the P&P leadership team by facilitating planning and processes. 

The role requires plenty of involvement on a number of projects where the Director will require full support. Therefore you should be able to work efficiently and effectively in a confidential way.

Educated to degree level or with extensive relevant experience gained in a similar high level position, you will need to be competent in software applications such as Office 365, PowerPoint and Lotus Notes. Excellent organisational skills, the ability to write cogent minutes and correspondence along with the effective project planning to tight deadlines while multi-tasking will be key.

As a Christian, the role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

If you believe you possess the necessary skills for this important role, we’d welcome your application.

Visit our website, to complete our short online application form and upload your CV.

Closing date for applications: 22nd November 2015

Interview date:  25th November 2015

Please note that as there will be little time between the closing and interview dates, you must ensure that you are available to travel to Milton Keynes on 25th in case you are short listed.

Please note that if response for this role is higher than anticipated, we reserve the right to commence interviews and appoint before the published closing date.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

As a child focussed organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. 

No agencies please

Posted on: 13 November 2015
Closed date: 22 November 2015
Tags: Admin, Intl Development