Home based/London (roughly split 50/50)
Closing date: 10th July 2022 at 11.30 pm
Are you a logical thinker with a can-do approach, flexible outlook and proven experience of providing efficient administrative support to senior management teams? Then join Shelter as an Executive Support Assistant and you could soon be playing a vital role at the heart of our Strategic Enablement directorate.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
The Strategy Enablement directorate is responsible for giving Shelter colleagues all the tools and support they need to deliver Shelter’s purpose. We also partner with various other teams to achieve our strategy with expert focus. We do this by bringing together Finance, Human Resources, Tech & Data, Property, Planning and other corporate service functions. A diverse group of people that fit together perfectly to carry out our function, we’re now looking to welcome another member who can support us as we go forward.
About the role
Working with, and reporting to, the EA to the Director, we’ll rely on you to provide excellent administrative and project support to our key project leads. You’ll also be responsible for supporting the effective communication and collaboration between the Director, Assistant Directors and the Directorate in order to help us achieve our strategic and operational objectives. On any given day you might be managing team members’ inboxes and calendars, organising travel, setting up meetings, taking minutes or helping to prepare reports/papers for board meetings. And when it comes to helping with the development and administration of our core systems, again, you’ll get to play your part. In short, you won’t be short of interest, challenge and variety.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
Already with some relevant experience, you’re great at using your own initiative to prioritise your workload according to the demands of the day, anticipating changes and responding professionally, adeptly and positively. You’re also used to providing a high standard of support across a range of activities and projects and adept at building effective and positive working relationships with senior leaders and key stakeholders alike. As well as having excellent communication, advocacy and Interpersonal skills, you’re well organised, great at planning and able to demonstrate discretion and commitment. What’s more, you enjoy working at pace and, while preferring to act autonomously, know how and when to ask for help - and are comfortable doing so. In terms of office IT skills, you’ll need good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Skype.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.