The Samworth Foundation seeks an Executive Assistant to work with the Trustees, Grants and Research Managers, who are remotely based and their support functions.
As a funder, the Samworth Foundation seeks to bring lasting change to social and environmental issues, both in the UK and internationally, recognising equality of opportunities for all, and promoting the strong values of partnership working. We aim to build lasting relationships with our grantees through a commitment to fund those elements of work or organisational costs other donors are usually unable to fund.
The Foundation is passionate about making systemic change and we look to fund exceptional organisations who work to address the root causes of our strategic priorities: sexual exploitation and the environment, especially where there is a focus on giving people a meaningful voice to take action on the issues that greatly impact on their lives. We favour projects where the community sees a need and aims to encourage people to help themselves. We look for partners who demonstrate this same passion.
The post holder will work closely with the staff team and Trustees and play a lead role in ensuring effective and efficient systems for the operation and delivery of the Foundation’s remit work. The post holder will provide a responsive and efficient administrative service to meet the needs of the team. The post holder will use their reason, intellect and judgement to work on their own initiative to deal with matters on behalf of the Trustees and the team when necessary.
The post holder will be an effective communicator, who is able to prioritise own workload whilst responding to interruptions. The post holder will be able to deal with unpredictable work patterns and proactively deal with issues arising.
Flexible, weekly attendance in the office at Melton Mowbray is essential.
How to apply
If you would like to apply for the role, please send a CV and covering letter (maximum 1 page of A4) which outlines how you meet the requirements of this post, to: [email protected]