£35000 - £40000 per annum
Job description

After two years of incubation at the RSA, the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission has now become an independent charitable organisation.

The charity is shifting gear from generating ideas and recommendations to supporting practical actions and real change. It is focussing wholeheartedly on its core mission of connecting food, farming, countryside and the public's health for a just transition to a greener, fairer economy in response to climate and nature, public health, and now Covid-19 emergencies. Providing practical, evidence led recommendations, FFCC will be working to help create a more sustainable and fairer economy for everyone. It is now looking for new team members who are also committed to its mission and purpose, with a fierce optimism that what we all do matters and who want to help grow the movement for change. FFCC is a national organisation with a commitment to offering and developing modern and adaptable working practices. They welcome applicants from anywhere in the UK and will be happy to explore flexible and work from home arrangements which meet the needs of its work.

We are delighted to be working with FFCC to recruit an outstanding EA to the CEO to join the charity at this very exciting time.

This role will be responsible for providing a very high level of professional administrative support to the CEO and the FFCC Board in addition to taking on various project and programme management tasks when necessary. This will include extensive diary management, arranging and minuting meetings, organising and preparing the CEO for speaking engagements, committee servicing and helping maintain project and finance systems. The role will also allow for deeper project involvement around managing funder/stakeholder relationships and developing networks in cooperation with the CEO. Supporting the CEO in managing her very busy schedule will be important whilst keeping a careful eye on detail to ensure planned, logical responses to short notice needs and changing priorities.

This person will have a proven track record in supporting senior members of organisations ideally but not essentially in the charity, local/central government, higher education or food, farming or countryside business settings. Warm, unstuffy and approachable, this person will reflect the ethos of the organisation and will be highly organised, a good listener and emotionally mature. Excellent written skills, a firm handling of social media platforms and the ability to communicate effectively with wider teams internally and with external high level stakeholders including government ministers and industry leaders. All of these skills underpinned by a positive outlook and a helpful, robust nature will be the recipe for success in this vital role.

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Posted on: 15 May 2020
Closed date: 04 June 2020
Job ref: HQ00177450
Tags: Admin, Operations