Executive Support Assistant

World Animal Protection Animal Admin/Secretarial
Junior Permanent Salary: £20,000 - £29,000 Closing date: 30 April 2017

Executive Support Assistant – About the Role
As Executive Support Assistant, you will support our Australian based Global Programme Director and programmes team to achieve long-term sustainable solutions for animals worldwide by developing and maintaining effective support administration.  

This will be a varied and rewarding role, which will involve the taking detailed minutes of meetings, extensive diary and email management, formatting documents and making travel arrangements.  Central to the success of this role will be your excellent organisational skills and your ability to work in a global environment, across multiple time zones.

You will maintain effective systems and procedures as well as identify areas for continuing improvement.  You will also support our Executive Assistant to provide administration and organisation support to senior management.  Important will be the ability to maintain effective systems and procedures as well as identify areas for continuing improvement.  

Executive Support Assistant – Requirements
You must have executive support experience including minute taking, electronic diary management and completing general administrative duties to high standards.

You will be highly organised and have a keen attention to detail.  Capable of using your initiative and prioritising your workload, you will possess excellent communication, decision making and relationship building skills.  Proficient in using MS Office, you will thrive in a busy environment and are comfortable meeting deadlines. You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and improve processes.  

As our Executive Support Assistant you will have a natural passion for animal welfare and the health of our oceans and a strong commitment to the aims and values of World Animal Protection.

Who are we?
We are World Animal Protection.
For over 50 years we have moved the world to protect animals.
We protect animals because we believe a sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution.

We stop the exploitation of wild animals for entertainment and profit. We protect pets and working animals in communities across the globe. We campaign for better farm animal welfare and fight against factory farming. We also help animals when disaster strikes.

Our vision is a world where animals live free from suffering. We are working to help people to see how important animals are to all of us.

We are determined to influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda and inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. Today we’re working on projects to end animal suffering by helping governments and communities to protect and care for their animals.

Join us and together we can move the world for animals.

Executive Support Assistant – How To Apply
If you want to be part of a dynamic organisation that values people as individuals, as well as inspires and motivates its employees to succeed and expand their talents, then please send a copy of your CV and cover/motivation letter to:
[email protected]  

On your motivation/cover letter please outline your relevant experience in minute taking and diary management.

Please note that all candidates must have the right to work in the UK.  We will not be able consider candidates who do not have the eligibility to work in the UK.   

As we often receive a large number of applications from experienced and qualified candidates we will generally give priority to those who can demonstrate that they meet all of the essential criteria listed.  It is important that you show how you meet all the essential criteria and your application will be stronger if you show that you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we will not be acknowledging receipt of your application.  If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

World Animal Protection is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background.  We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the communities.  We kindly request Recruitment agencies should not approach us for this role as we will be considering direct applications.

Our new name is World Animal Protection. We were known as WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals).

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