London, Greater London
£30,000 - £33,000 per annum (depending on experience and qualifications)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Location: Camden Town, London
Salary: £30,000 -£33,000 per annum (depending on experience and qualifications)
Hours: This is a full-time 35 hours per week role, with potential to be a 28-hour job if preferred. Some flexible working considered.
Reporting to:The Chief Executive.

The successful candidate will be subject to an appropriate DBS check.

In the UK there are more than 1.3 million children and young people living with a disability and nearly four million children living in poverty. We exist to improve the lives of these children and since 1949 Variety in the UK has raised more than £270m in pursuit of this objective. Variety provides practical, tangible help that makes an immediate difference, which includes grants for specialist equipment as well as accessible transport used by schools and other non-profit organisations across the UK. Our Great Days Out are legendary.

The Role

Variety is seeking a highly skilled, professional, and dynamic Executive Assistant to support the Chief Executive and the Chief Barker (Chair of the Board of Trustees). The role involves supporting both executive leaders with day-to-day administration as well as organising various regular board and committee meetings etc. The role will also encompass office and HR management duties as and when required.

The ideal candidate will have experience in both supporting a senior executive and a board of Trustees/ Directors (or senior committee) within the charity sector. They will be skilled at building relationships at all levels of the organisation and must show discretion and tact when dealing with matters of a confidential nature.

You will need previous experience in an EA role, be unflappable, very organised, and able to stay on top of a busy and varied workload where it is crucial to manage the Chief Executive’s time and activities skilfully and confidentially. You will have a high level of communication skills (both written and verbal), with a can-do attitude and someone who can use their initiative to proactively drive deadlines and forward plan ensuring varied tasks are done. 

This is a unique opportunity to join the Charity at an exciting time and be part of a small team making big changes for its future.

Closing Date: Friday 24th September 2021

Unfortunately, we are unable to reply to everyone who applies, so only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Please note applications will be considered on a rolling basis so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we are able to appoint before the advertised closing date.

Equal opportunities

Variety is committed to equality and diversity. To help us assess the reach of our recruitment practices, we would be grateful if you would complete our attached equal opportunity form.

The information you provide will be treated as strictly confidential.


Variety, the Children's Charity, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 26 August 2021
Closed date: 24 September 2021
Job ref: 157809_VY
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