Executive Assistant

  • Role: Executive Assistant
  • Location: From home and/or Westminster, London
  • Hours: Full or part-time (up to 37.5 hours per week, 9am - 5.30pm)
  • Start date: April 2021
  • Contract length: Six months, with strong possibility of renewal
  • Reporting to: Director of Operations
  • Salary: £25,000 - £27,000pa (pro rata), depending on experience
  • Closing date: Midday Wednesday 31st March (interviews may take place before the closing date)

How to Apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to Cary Mitchell at [email protected]

Include your reasons for applying, and explain how you meet the person specification, below.
Please also provide the names of two referees who we can approach.

Please put the job title in the subject of your email.

 

 

About Best for Britain

Best for Britain is working to keep the UK closely aligned to Europe and to provide scrutiny of Government and Parliament as the UK navigates its post-Brexit role in the world. Our team comprises people from all political parties and none. We take pride in our all-party approach to political campaigning and the leading market research and polling that we produce. Our work is more vital than ever before as the UK deals with the double challenges posed by Coronavirus and life outside the EU.

The Role

You would work closely with our CEO to support their work, managing their diary as well as coordinating with the rest of the team and stakeholders to make sure they have everything they need at their fingertips. This is a role that would suit someone with an interest in politics and campaigning, who is ready to get involved with all aspects of a busy political campaigning organisation. You would be a point of contact for a wide range of stakeholders and partners as well as taking an active part in the day to day processes of running the organisation. It would be a great vantage point from which to learn how politics works, and a unique opportunity to work closely with our senior team and board members. 

We are open to considering both part- and full-time candidates for this position.


Core responsibilities 

Job Context & Purpose:

  • Energetic, organised Executive Assistant needed to provide administration, information and support service for the CEO and other senior staff. 
  • In this crucial role you will provide proactive support from managing the prioritisation and delegation of time and tasks through to coordinating logistics.
  • The role will include sensitive information in a political environment, and candidates will be expected to work with discretion and good judgement.
  • This is a wide ranging, though admin-heavy role, suitable for someone wanting to learn more about political campaigning in the UK

Key responsibilities: 

  • Proactive diary and time management – maintaining a strategic oversight of short and long term diary management and prioritisation;
  • Management of briefing materials for all appointments ensuring this is prepared for all meetings in a timely manner;
  • Inbox, call and correspondence management – proactive inbox management including the drafting of correspondence and effective prioritisation of incoming correspondence;
  • General research including the production of PowerPoint presentations, reports and documents as required;
  • Management of all travel (including international);
  • Facilitation of regular meetings, including meetings of the Board of the organisation, preparing any information packs, agendas, taking minutes and distributing as required; and for other internal meetings as required;
  • Event organisation;
  • Other general administration duties and responsibilities as may from time to time be required by the wider team;
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Person specification 

Essential Skills:

  • Professional and calm with the ability to think quickly on your feet in an ever-changing environment – the ability to meet changing and challenging deadlines while maintaining a rigorous attention to detail;
  • Assertive and pro-active, with the ability to work on own initiative with limited supervision and the ability to work under pressure;
  • A confident and determined approach is necessary, as well as being easy to work with;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to short timeframes essential;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including the ability to persuade, motivate and negotiate effectively;
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to identify key points from complex material or information;
  • Ability to effectively create good working relationships with diverse range of people and stakeholders and encourage collaboration between them;
  • Attention to detail and the ability to follow tasks and ideas through to completion;
  • Discretion, confidentiality and experience working in a media-aware context;
  • Project planning and coordination experience;
  • Interest in UK politics and belief in the aims of the organisation

Desirable

  • PA/EA experience and experience of working in a sensitive environment

Application Details

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter to Cary Mitchell at [email protected] before midday Wednesday 31st March 2021. Please include the job title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Please include your reasons for applying, and explain how you meet the person specification. Please also provide the names of two referees who we can approach if your application is successful.

Interviews may take place before the closing date, and we may decide to appoint a successful candidate ASAP.

Equal Opportunities

Best for Britain is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we believe that this makes us a dynamic and effective organisation. We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, class or any other protected characteristic.

Our roles and culture are inclusive and we can make reasonable adjustments throughout the application process and on the job. If you have any particular requirements, do get in touch.

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