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Executive Assistant to the CEO

City of London, London (Hybrid)
Bristol, Bristol City
£34,386 (Outside London) £36,677 (London)
Job description


Contract: Permanent, full-time
Salary: £34,386 (Outside London) £36,677 (London)
Base: Hybrid Variable – with either tie to Farringdon and / or Bristol office or Home based

Closing date: Wednesday 21st December 2023

When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. Join us and your skills will make a real difference to the lives of young cancer patients.

About the role

We are seeking a dedicated and motivated Executive Assistant to the CEO to join our team and play a crucial role in the support of our corporate management.

The EA to the CEO is responsible for providing high quality executive assistance support to the Chief Executive and managing small projects on behalf of the Chief Executive. This role requires a proactive and detail-oriented individual that comes with substantial PA experience at Director/CEO level, with a high degree of autonomy and highly developed administrative and organisational skills.

You will:

• Provide administrative support to the Governance manager including supporting with corporate administrative processes, ensuring compliance and best practice
• Manage and administrating the organisational Executive calendar, meetings, agenda production and circulation and other procedures
• Support the development of trustee recruitment and manage and oversee trustee induction programme
• Develop and manage Executive Team work-plan           
• Develop and maintain effective information sharing systems for Executive Team and Board of Trustees including the Executive SharePoint site.

Young Lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at interview stage with you.

This role is a Hybrid Variable – with either tie to Farringdon and / or Bristol office or Home based. Occasional travel within the UK may be required.
Diversity declaration  

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we recognise that opportunities for too many people remain a condition of their race, class, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation – or a combination. This has never been acceptable to us as an organisation.   

We are committed to taking anti-oppressive action and removing barriers in our recruitment practices. We particularly welcome applications from members of minoritised communities and creating equitable opportunities for all. We are passionately committed to taking actions and making changes to be a truly diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation, as well as reflective of the diverse children and young people we support. Click here to find out more about our Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging strategy.   


We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll always endeavour to be as accommodating as possible.  Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss any specific requirements.

What we offer

Every quarter we offer a wellbeing and development day where no meetings are held. It’s a day for everyone to spend time on whatever supports their own personal wellbeing and professional development – whether that’s catching up with training, life admin, exercise or reading. There is no prescription to these days as we know everyone is unique.

You may have experience of the following: Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant, Secretary, Office Manager, Executive Secretary, Administrative Manager, etc.

REF-210 206

Posted on: 30 November 2023
Closed date: 21 December 2023 at 00:00
Job ref: REF-210206
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