Closing date for applications: 10am on Wednesday 27th October 2021
Salary band: £32,000 – £35,000 pa.
Reporting to: Director
About this role
This is an exciting role, running an efficient office for a small but ambitious think-tank that has established a significant reputation in policy making over 10 years. The role is essential to the daily running of the organisation, its administrative and financial functions and its wider governance. It would suit someone who wants to develop their expertise in charity governance and finance.
British Future is an independent, non-partisan think-tank which has charitable status. Our vision is of a confident and inclusive Britain, welcoming and fair to all. British Future has built a strong track record on understanding public attitudes, forging public narratives and promoting policy solutions on immigration and integration, race and identity. The organisation works cross-party with multiple stakeholders from politicians and NGOs to business leaders in order to strengthen the common ground on these challenging issues.
Joining this team of seven, you will be responsible for the day to day management of the office, HR, governance and processing of the charity’s finances. You will also provide Executive Assistant support to the Director, Sunder Katwala, and organise our quarterly charity board meetings. Our London Living Wage intern will assist with the administrative tasks and you will have the opportunity to line-manage the post-holder.
What we are looking for
This role is ideal for an individual with previous experience as an Office Manager or EA/PA to a senior manager. You will be a confident self-starter and strong team player, with experience in office and financial management preferred. You will have experience facilitating senior level meetings, liaising with various stakeholders and prioritising a busy workload. Strong organisational and communication skills are key, as well as confidence in the use of IT. A commitment to social inclusion and fairness, given the nature of organisation’s work on diversity, is also important.
Training and Support
Training and development is crucial to the success of our organisation. The post holder will be encouraged to build their financial aptitude, with guidance and ongoing support from the charity’s Treasurer and through external training. We are open to candidates with less experience in finances but who have good numeracy skills, a willingness to learn and who would welcome being trained up in this aspect of the role before taking on full responsibilities.
Flexible for you
This role is normally based in our Covent Garden office, in London, though currently the team is gradually moving from remote working to a more regular office presence. While we are advertising the post as a full-time permanent contract, 35-hours a week, we are willing to consider requests for job-share and are open to flexible working hours for the right candidate.
Job specification: Download the full job specification here
Deadline for applications: 10am Wednesday 27th October 2021
To apply: Please email your CV, together with a 1-2 page cover letter detailing your experience and addressing how you meet the requirements of the person specification and why you would like to work for British Future, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email the relevant materials with the subject header ‘Application: Office Manager and EA’
Any offer of employment will be made subject to references, confirmation of right to work in the UK, and a probation period.
Our rolling internship programme offers a six-month internship placement, paid at the London Living Wage.
The Intern supports the organisation in the delivery of projects across communications, strategy and relationships, research, administration and events.
The post enables our interns to gain experience delivering projects while learning about a range of issues in the not-for-profit sector. The intern participates in activities including social media, media communications, event support, research and supporting a variety of administrative needs across the organisation, with opportunities for engagement with organisations and programmes across the sector.
We are not currently recruiting to the internship programme. Please watch this space for an update when applications next open.
Meet our trustees. Our experienced Board of Trustees ensures the good governance of British Future and offers valuable insight and experience to the staff team.
British Future’s research into public attitudes on issues such as immigration, integration and identity helps us and our partners develop effective messages that reach and persuade new audiences. We offer constructive policy solutions and work to find common ground that can bring people together.