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Executive Assistant to CEO (Maternity Cover)

Exciting opportunity to use your Executive Assistant skills to support the CEO of leading Christian children’s charity Compassion UK.

About the role

As an Executive Assistant your primary focus will be to provide confidential and comprehensive professional support to the Chief Executive Officer, to maximise their effectiveness and undertake project-based work as required.


 Actively maintain and promote Compassion UK’s Christian ethos and values;
 Actively aid and maximise productivity and time for the Chief Executive Officer;
 Assist the effective working of the CEO.

About you

To flourish in this role, you’ll need:

 Good project management skills. You must be a well-organised person, able to show your ability to initiate, monitor, and complete projects. 
 High level administrative skills. You must be fluent in English and competent in both written and numerical work. You will need proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint.
 Proven organisational skills with demonstrable strategic planning ability.
 A level standard and / or be able to show relevant work-based experience.

It would help (but isn’t essential) to have:

 Experience working with Directors / Board of Trustees and Committees.

We need you to be:
• Personally committed to the Christian faith. There is an occupational requirement for the holder of this role to be a practising Christian, in order to promote Compassion’s ethos and help others to experience, explore and express the faith-based motivation of our work.
• Deeply connected to Compassion’s ministry to children.
• Aligned to Compassion UK’s cultural attributes.
• Able to work independently.
• A ‘people person’.
• A great listener and communicator.
• Creative, innovative and flexible.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Able to meet the requirements of the post with or without reasonable adjustment.

This is a Maternity cover office-based role of up to one year, 35 hours per week Monday – Friday at our modern, agile office in Fleet, Hampshire just a 15-minute walk from Fleet station. Free parking available on site.
Generous benefits include 10% employer pension contribution, 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, Group Life and Income Protection cover on appointment and private healthcare and dental cover on successful completion of probationary period.

Welcome to Applicants

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The closing date for completed applications is Friday 6th September 2019 at 11.00 am. Interviews w/c 16th September 2019.
Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies. Late applications may be considered.
Please note that we can only consider applicants who presently have the right to work in the UK.

Child protection
Compassion is a child-focused ministry; we believe every child should be known, loved and protected. One area of the interview will explore your personal commitment to child protection. A satisfactory basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be a requirement once a conditional offer of employment is made to successful candidates.


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