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British Future is recruiting for a new Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Date: 05/01/2022

British Future is recruiting for a new Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Salary band: £32,000 – £35,000 pa.

Reporting to: Director

Role purpose

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 13th January

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.

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2022 Internship Programme

Date: 30/03/2021

Independent, non-partisan thinktank British Future is looking to recruit an ambitious individual for a six-month paid intern position. The successful candidate will join our small, friendly and dedicated team working on projects that seek to engage people’s hopes and fears about integration and migration, race and identity, so that we share a confident and welcoming Britain, inclusive and fair to all.

This is a well-established internship programme that has run for nearly ten years: previous post holders have gone on to work in the civil service, public affairs, research, media and for other leading charities.

For full details, please click here to download the job application pack.

How to Apply

To apply for the internship programme, please submit the following materials to Lucy Buckerfield at Lucy@britishfuture.org

  • A one-page CV (including references).
  • A one-page covering letter.
  • A 600 word blog post intended for the British Future website answering the following question: ‘How could British Future help ensure that major events of 2022 – such as the Jubilee, the World Cup or Windrush Day – help to broaden the coalition for race equality in the UK?’ Please consider the presentation of the document as well as the content.

Closing date for applications: 23:00 Sunday 9th January 2022

British Future is an equal opportunities employer and we strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, social class, colour, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Interviews will be recorded & stored securely during the recruitment process, then destroyed once no longer necessary.

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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.

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