Thera Trust is a Charity and was established in1998 to support adults with a learning disability in a better way, led by people themselves. It began by supporting just five people but soon started to grow as people liked Thera’s approach. Now, Thera supports over three thousand adults with a learning disability in their homes, at work and in the community across England and Scotland.
As Thera grew, it developed into a Charitable Group of companies to ensure that companies that support people stay local and focussed on specific needs of the people they serve. Led by Thera Trust, Thera Group all share an uncompromising Vision that demonstrates that everyone can be leaders in society, take charge of their lives and play an active part of their community.
Our unique leadership structures has people with a lived experience of a learning disability as paid and volunteer directors, quality checkers and members. Together, leaders with lived and professional experience work together to ensure the Charity achieves personal positive impact in each and every individuals life, with right support provided by our highly valued skilled and committed workforce of over 3500 colleagues.
Thera Trust, as the parent Charity of Thera Group, does not have a Chief Executive. Instead it has a collegiate team that embodies Thera’s equal leadership model. The Executive Director of Operations works as part of this team, is an incredibly busy executive with a wide range of responsibilities and connections across Thera Group, who needs assistance of this new role.
About You -The Executive Assistant
The Executive Assistant will develop a thorough understanding and knowledge of the vision and strategic objectives of Thera Trust and the wider Thera Group and how the organisation is structured and works to deliver these. The Executive Assistant is responsible for assisting the Executive Director to achieve their goals. They will research, inform and monitor workstreams and projects on behalf of the Director and help plan and organise their work. They act as a point of contact, often being their eyes and ears for discreet projects. They think strategically and will organise, filter and escalate information with understating of its relevance and potential impact.
As Executive Assistant you will be privy to highly confidential and potentially sensitive information and must balance modelling our inclusive, open and friendly culture, whilst simultaneously maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality and discretion always.
This role will be varied, busy and interesting for the right person who wants to use their highly tuned skills to support a modern charity with ambition and drive on behalf of people. The successful candidate may come with a related Health and Social Care background, or have a business background in a people or service focussed environment.
- To conduct research, collect and analyse data to prepare reports and documents.
- To assist the director to plan, prioritize and organise their workload and group workstreams.
- Prepare and edit correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents.
- Co-ordinate and monitor project-based work.
- Review operating practices and implement improvements where necessary.
- Liaise with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.
- Prepare and distribute required paperwork for key meetings.
- Attend, record, transcribe and distribute minutes of meetings.
- Monitor, screen and appropriately respond to and distribute or escalate incoming communication.
Your Skills and Experience
- Excellent organisational and planning skills for own and the Director’s work, working to timelines and deadlines.
- Excellent Communication skills including written, verbal and visual.
- Ability to gather, interpret and understand complex information
- Highly analytical and ability to understand and solve problems.
- Ability to use your own judgement to make decisions, understanding potential impact. .
- Ability to utilise your own initiative.
- Ability to be highly confidential and demonstrate highest levels of integrity.
- Ability to work on your own or part of a team.
- Highly accurate with an eye for attention to detail.
- Due to the nature of the role you must be flexible and adaptable.
- Must be experienced at senior level, ideally within the Health and Social Care sector or similar.
- Understand the role of a director.
- Good interpersonal skills; with the ability to stay calm, understand others motivations , show empathy and influence.
- Must be confident and IT literate, with the ability to use all Microsoft applications
- Be able to interpret complex written and numerical information and summarise in a way that is easily accessible.
- Have a flexible approach to working as this role will include travel and some overnight stays.
- Hold a full driving licence with access to a vehicle,
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.