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Title

Executive Assistant to the Directors

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Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate Change, EMS & Audits
Location
Town/City EJF OFFICES, LONDON WITH SOME INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Salary Additional Information £28,000 – £32,000
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 11/12/2015
Company Name Environmental Justice Foundation
Contact Name
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : EJF campaigns internationally on the issues our grassroots partners work locally to solve including cotton production, pirate fishing, shrimp farming, pesticides, wildlife and climate refugees.
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Description
IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.

 

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Environmental Justice Foundation’s international team. This full time role will provide direct assistance and support to the EJF Executive Director and Co-Director across all areas of the organisation’s operations to build the profile of EJF and its campaigns, raising public, corporate and political awareness of environmental degradation and associated human rights abuses.

 

This is a challenging and demanding role that requires the skills and determination to deliver on ambitious plans. We are looking for an experienced, reliable and loyal team member, able to work independently as well as part of a team, and above all, dedicated to protecting the global environment and human rights. You should have the ambition and core skills to fulfil this demanding role and be able to demonstrate first class written communication and presentational skills, the ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and varied requirements, and outstanding organisational abilities.

 

This is a highly rewarding and central role to the organisation, which will allow you to assist and participate first-hand in elements of EJF’s work across all campaigns and projects. You will be key to policy engagements and events, and play an important role in supporting EJF’s international advocacy with private sector, governments and the general public.

 

EJF places a high priority on the development of its team members and on providing learning opportunities. This is directly linked to the consistent and harmonised evolution of work programmes and the growth of your experience and responsibilities over time, in line with your commitment and achievements.

 

To support the agreed strategy and ambition for the charity over the next 5 years, the Directors are looking to recruit a professional, experienced and highly dedicated Executive Assistant to assist them with their work and long-term delivery of EJF’s goals.

 

Key Deliverables:

 

  • Provide administrative and P.A. support to the Directors
  • Acting where necessary as a spokesperson for the Directors identifying new and potential opportunities to engage with industry and other key decision-makers
  • Maintaining the EJF database and ensure that this is regularly updated
  • Play a key role in UK-based research, planning, logistics and other support related to overseas trips
  • Support the Directors in monitoring security and safety protocols for staff on field trips
  • Organise EJF events and support public outreach activities to increase our supporter base and secure sponsorship and support from key stakeholders
  • Represent EJF and the Directors in conferences, political meetings and funder meetings
  • Participate in trips to engage with partners and build relationships with stakeholders
  • Ensure the Director’s diary and schedules are well organised, structured and up to date, and colleagues informed of key dates and planning
  • Support the pre-planning of meetings for the Directors, arranging required presentation and campaign materials, and ensure follow-up
  • Monitor and draft correspondence for the Directors and schedule appointments
  • Ensure administrative support for the Directors as and when required
  • Support the Directors in the internal management of the organisation, and help ensure effective coordination between staff members
  • Provide support to the development and communications teams as directed
  • Support the production of campaign materials such as reports, briefings and presentations that will entail detailed and rigorous desk-based research, as well as the letters and communications to accompany such materials

 

Key experience and skills required

 

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience
  • Degree-level education
  • Superb communications and inter-personal skills - ability to give winning presentations in writing, face to face and as a public speaker to multiple and varied audiences
  • High calibre project and budget management skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks and monitor progress
  • Excellent organisational skills and strong ability to meet deadlines and under pressure
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise work, including with unforeseen tasks and events and varied requests that arise

 

Person specification

 

  • Proactive attitude, tenacious, resilient, outgoing and confident, able to work on your own or in a team
  • Highest degree of professionalism and loyalty
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Proven ability to work on and deliver strong results on multiple projects or activities

 

Preferred skills/experience

 

  • A higher degree in a relevant discipline
  • Foreign languages
  • Experience of camera work (film and photography) and / or media
  • Work experience as a PA / EA  or similar role
  • Experience of staff management

 

Application Details: Please apply in writing including your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the best person for this role to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org  

 

Closing Date:  5pm 11th December 2015

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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