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Executive Assistant to the Director of Engagement and Fundraising

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Executive Assistant to join our very busy Engagement and Fundraising Department for a 12 month maternity cover. You will have a pro-active can-do attitude, be a great relationships builder, have exemplary planning and organisational skills, be confident in influencing senior colleagues and thrive on solving problems and seeing things through.   You will also be able to work autonomously and on your own initiative.

Interview Date: Week commencing 23 September 2019

Role Responsibility

This is a key role in the department proactively providing all aspects of executive assistant support to the Director of Engagement & Fundraising.  This includes acting as first point of contact internally and externally, managing a busy diary and inbox, managing internal communications in the department, taking minutes, maintaining and managing the administrative processes and systems for the Director, producing and commissioning reports, drafting responses and managing travel and accommodation arrangements.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be a highly organised and flexible individual with experience of providing administrative support at Director level and/ or managing projects. You will have great written and verbal communication with the ability to work under pressure to agreed deadlines and adapt quickly to change.

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - Click here

Diabetes UK

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