Executive Assistant to the CEO
UK Youth provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together we offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment.
About the role:
UK Youth are recruiting a personable, organised and highly efficient Executive Assistant to support our dynamic CEO with all aspects of her day to day organisation, administration and logistics. You will also be required to provide support to the Board of Trustees.
This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate about supporting children and young people and seeking to build up their knowledge of the charity sector. You will use your initiative, sound judgement and drive to provide proactive and reactive support, ensuring the CEO’s time is used most efficiently and effectively. You will be determined, driven, reliable and have a positive approach to your work. You will be tactful, eloquent and able to confidently handle information of a sensitive nature effectively. You will be able to quickly develop a good understanding of different stakeholders and liaise with them in positive and professional manner. The ability to juggle competing priorities, manage diaries and write professional emails and reports is vital.
Previous post holders have gone on to work in policy at the European Parliament or been promoted into more senior roles within UK Youth, so this role provides an excellent development opportunity for a high energy, ambitious applicant seeking to develop their skills and experience. To succeed you will need a positive, can do attitude, a flexible approach to work and a willingness to work irregular hours on occasion. In return you will be given full access to the day to day running of a leading charity and the chance to attend high profile meetings with government and corporates alongside the CEO. Above all, you will have an interest in changing young people’s lives for the better and providing effective support.
Why work at UK Youth?
We are a passionate and committed team offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch and learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as optional out of work social events such as bowling, tennis, baking and karaoke.
This role will be located at our new Head Office in Westminster. With multiple public transport links, a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, the river Thames, cafes, bars and shops. We also benefit from a staffed reception, 24 hour access, showers and cycle storage, with a modern kitchen and communal spaces.
UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and our CEO would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.
We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. We can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate’s needs.
As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.
How to apply:
Please apply online with your CV together with a one page supporting statement. Please ensure you fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and to state your salary expectations. Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification below/ on our website.
Closing date for applications will be the 1 July 2019 and interviews are likely to be in the week commencing 8 July 2019
Please check your email for confirmation that your application has been received and to follow further instructions if applicable.