Location: Flexible - London, Chesterfield or Homeworker
Hours: Full-time 35 hours per week
Salary: £25,000 per annum (London office-based), £22,500 per annum (rest of UK, home based)
Benefits: Read more about what we offer on our website
Contract type: Fixed-term 6 months
Travel: Some travel to London or Chesterfield
Closing date: 5pm, 22 December 2021
Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.
The Policy and Public Affairs Administrator ensures the smooth running of the Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns (PPA) department by providing high-quality administrative and project support. This role will support a wide range of activities across all three functions, including diary management, meeting support, writing and proofing content, event coordination and liaising with external stakeholders. We are looking for a highly organised, motivated individual who works well within a team and is committed to helping us achieve more for people with arthritis.
About the role
The Policy and Public Affairs Administrator ensures the smooth running of Policy and Public Affairs (PPA) by providing high-quality administrative support. This role supports activities including diary management, meeting support, event coordination and liaising with external stakeholders.
- Enabling the smooth running of the PPA team by providing high-quality administrative support for internal and external meetings, record-keeping, diary management and liaising with colleagues in the nations to support a UK-wide approach to our work.
- Coordinating the PPA team's diaries.
- Team inbox management.
- Working with colleagues in Procurement and Accounts teams, along with external suppliers, to raise purchase orders and ensure timely payments are made and categorised correctly.
We are looking for a highly organised, motivated individual who works well within a team and is committed to helping us achieve more for people with arthritis.
- Excellent organisational skills, delivering to deadlines.
- Experience of providing support in a busy team.
- High level of computer literacy, working with MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
- Good communication skills, and experience of adapting style for a variety of audiences.
- Flexible approach and ability to adapt to the needs of the organisation.
- Enthusiasm for transforming the lives of people with arthritis.
How to apply
To apply you MUST submit:
- a concise, up-to-date CV
- along with the completed supporting statement form demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification for the Policy and Public Affairs Administrator role
- please include where you've seen this role advertised.
Email your completed application by 22 December 2021.
Interviews expected: 6 January 2022 on Microsoft Teams.
There are 18.8 million people living with a musculoskeletal (MSK) condition like arthritis in the UK. Arthritis causes pain, fatigue and isolation every single day. It can impact on the ability to work, our relationships and take away our independence. We don't accept this.
Versus Arthritis exists to push back against arthritis stealing people's lives. We challenge the most common misconceptions about arthritis: that it is inevitable, only affects older people, or that it's 'just a bit of arthritis'. People with arthritis have a fundamental right to live independent and rich lives, whatever their age and their circumstances. We won't stop researching, campaigning and supporting them until we've achieved this for everyone.
Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.
Read more about what we do, working for us and what we offer on our website.
Promoting equality in the workplace.
Promoting and supporting diversity in the workplace.
Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156.