Executive Assistant to ERA Director
Islamic Relief , Birmingham, United Kingdom
Islamic Relief Worldwide are an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 35 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those effected by poverty, conflicts or natural disasters.
Islamic Relief Worldwide are currently recruiting for the position of ‘Executive Assistant to ERA Director’. In close cooperation with the other divisions of the organisation and the direct line reports of the Director of External Relations and Advocacy (ERA), the Executive Assistant will help the ERA Director achieve the Division’s agreed strategic aims and objectives.
The role involves providing confidential executive level support to the ERA Director; assisting in the smooth running of the division including travel and accommodation arrangements and regular managers’ and all-staff meetings; managing the calendar of the Director and assisting in the management of his social media platforms; providing effective reporting mechanisms; preparing reports and presentational materials on a regular basis; and completion of special projects and tasks agreed in consultation with the divisional management team.
The successful candidate must have or be:
· Significant previous experience of providing senior executive support
· Previous experience of budget monitoring and finance-related administrative
· Previous experience of analysis and research
· Previous experience of coordinating meeting agendas, minute taking and related skills
· Previous experience of project and process management
· Some knowledge of the social media landscape is desirable, coupled with some experience in creating social media content
If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s mission and values of sincerity, excellence, compassion, social justice and custodianship, please apply by completing our online application form.
PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on 08/12/2020
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:
· screening clearance
· proof of eligibility to live and work within the UK
· receipt of satisfactory references
Please note, for UK based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
IRW is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IRW engages. IRW expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme
In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.
By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief:
(Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship)
Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer