British Future is recruiting for a new Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Salary band: £32,000 – £35,000 pa.
Reporting to: Director
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 the last 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 communication skills are key, as well as confidence in the use of IT. A commitment to social inclusion and fairness, given the nature of the 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 and who would welcome being trained up in this aspect of the role before taking on full responsibilities.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 14th February
To apply: Please apply through Charity Job including your CV and a covering letter
Any offer of employment will be made subject to references, confirmation of right to work in the UK, and a probation period.
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.