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Executive Assistant to the Directors

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City EJF offices in London or Bath, with some international travel
Salary Additional Information £28,000 – £34,000
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 05/03/2018
Company Name Environmental Justice Foundation
Contact Name
Email recruitment@ejfoundation.org
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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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 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 smooth 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 spec:

·    Proactive attitude, tenacious, resilient, outgoing and confident, able to work on 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:  5.3.2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

About the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF)

EJF’s Mission is to Protect People and Planet. 

EJF works to protect the environment, wildlife and natural habitats and defend the human rights of vulnerable people around the globe. We work with communities, governments and industry to document threats to environmental security and to promote sustainable, equitable solutions. Our work focuses on international supply chains for products including seafood and cotton, which have resulted in environmental degradation, poverty, and forced labour, and to address the environmental injustice arising from them. Current campaigns and projects include protection for oceans, with a focus on West Africa and Asia; ending human trafficking in fisheries; securing support for climate refugees; and the eradication of toxic pesticides. 

In the past 3 years, EJF’s work has expanded significantly – we now have offices in Ghana, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, Spain and Germany as well as the headquarters here in the UK. EJF is expanding the scale and scope of our campaigns and field projects and recruiting staff accordingly, to join the 35 people already working with us internationally.


Private healthcare package

Contributory pension

Cycle-to-work scheme 

Generous holiday entitlement (20 days per year (plus 8 public holidays), rising by 2 days for each year of service and extended leave at Christmas) 

One personal day per year. 

CONTRACT: Full-time (40 hours per week), Permanent

REPORTING TO: Executive Director and Director

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