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Job Description – Executive Assistant

Purpose of the role

To provide high level and efficient administrative and operational support to the Director/Board of Trustees/Management Team and to provide fundraising and monitoring support.

Line manager: Director

Salary: £24,000

Hours: 37.5 weekly

Annual Leave entitlement: 25 days plus bank holidays.

Pension: Matched contribution up to 5%

Term: Permanent

Probation: 6 months

Key responsibilities

• Office admin and infrastructure management

• Board Secretary duties

• Monitoring and reporting coordination

• Provide fundraising support to the Director and the management team

• Donor and partner relationship management

• Adhoc project management

• Supervise cleaners/keyholders x 2

Specific responsibilities

• Back office and infrastructure tasks – basic HR, basic Finance, point of contact for IT, phones, database; manage facilities and utilities – rents, rates, waste, cleaning, licenses, insurance, security, stationery purchasing, printing/copying

• Support to Board of Trustees and Sub-Committees, including finalisation of Board papers; arranging and co-ordinating all Trustee and subcommittee meetings ensuring that all papers are sent out, booking meeting rooms, chasing outstanding actions and taking minutes.

• Monitoring and reporting – create a consistent reporting mechanism for proactive fundraising and donor management to support the management team

• Fundraising Support – assist the Director and management team with bid writing, monitoring and reporting; set up and maintain a rolling small donor programme (logging and thanking small donors promptly, researching additional target donors, producing requests for donations and ensuring repeat requests).

• Donor and partner relationship management – support the Director in engaging new stakeholders and managing relationships with existing ones (diarising meetings, updates etc)

• Adhoc project management – such as coordinating repairs, decorating/refurbishment/other building works in the Centre and its grounds


Additional Requirements

• Participation in evening and/or weekend events and meetings

• Ensuring adherence to necessary legislation e.g. Data Protection Act, Health and Safety Act

Person Specification


• Experience of working in an administrative, customer facing environment

• Excellent IT skills with fast and accurate typing abilities

• Highly organised with excellent attention to detail

• Good levels of patience and a methodical nature

• Strong multitasking abilities

• Ability to work collaboratively

• An understanding of the need for confidentiality

• A willingness to be involved in wider team initiatives such as fundraising events and recruitment

• Friendly, positive and personable manner with a high level of energy and enthusiasm


• Technical knowledge of Office 365 and databases

• High level PA and administrative experience, including diary management and dealing with correspondence

• Experience of board governance, the preparation of papers and minute taking

• Experience of, or demonstrable aptitude for, successful small-scale fundraising

• Experience of, or a demonstrable passion for working in a community setting, with people with a wide range of needs and abilities.


Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EN
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Contact us

020 7708 4497

Find us

Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45