Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

  • Job Reference: 00022763-1
  • Date Posted: 10 October 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £17,568
  • Sector: Administration, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

Over the past thirty years the Cardinal Hume Centre has seen substantial growth. Based in Westminster we work hard for homeless young people, insecurely housed families, and their children. Last year over 1200 people used our different services.

We have made real improvements in recent years, but we know we face challenging times. In Westminster, in nearly all its forms, homelessness is increasing and around a third of families live in poverty. People face some of the highest housing costs in the country, a challenging labour market and rising levels of violent crime. Some of those we support come from care or broken relationships which can limit access to the help most of us take for granted. Some are seeking asylum, safety, and support.

Throughout the pandemic we have kept our services open and we have helped 700 individuals and families since the lockdown began. We know however that the challenges of Covid-19 are not for the short term, and particularly now, our response is too important to be left to chance.
We therefore want to focus our efforts on young people, children, and families. To tackle homelessness, poor housing and poverty at a young age and break its cycle into later life. We want to see the value in each individual and nurture potential, helping young people and families to thrive. It is a team effort and everyone at the Centre plays a critical role.

The post is temporary as the Centre is reviewing its administrative services in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Centre’s new organisational plans. There is a high likelihood that there will be need for a similar role going forward, but it cannot be guaranteed. We will involve the post holder in this review, but applicants should be clear that initially this post is for a fixed term.

Executive Assistant Requirements:

Of course, we need someone with administrative skills and great levels of organisation, but equally important is someone who shares our values. We need people who are welcoming, see the value in each individual and will work as a team. People who are committed to our mission and are able to learn and improve for the benefit of all those who need our support

Essential Experience of:

- Providing administrative support to senior staff or teams in a complex setting
- Managing competing demands with evidence of a strong ability to work in a planned fashion
- Supporting contact and communications with significant and important stakeholders, with great verbal and written communication skills
- Taking minutes, writing emails and letters on behalf of others
- Suggesting and leading administrative improvements to support individuals, teams or organisations to work in a more efficient or client focused way
-Supporting the successful implementation of cross organisational projects through administrative or project management support
- Helping co-ordinate events for external or internal audiences.
- Working with sensitive and confidential information.
- Working with sensitive and confidential information


- Working in a charity or with organisations working with vulnerable adults or children
- Working alongside a fundraising or communications team

About The Cardinal Hume Centre:

Cardinal Basil Hume founded the Centre in 1986; we offer a diverse range of services for homeless young people, families in need and the local community on one site. The Centre enables people to gain the skills and support they need to overcome poverty and homelessness.

We have a person-focussed approach which encourages us to recognise that each human being is different with complex needs and so our response needs to be multi-layered. Therefore the organisation has six principal service packages: residential services for homeless young people; family support; housing and welfare rights advice; employment support; learning (English and digital inclusion); and immigration advice and advocacy.

Location: Westminster, London

Job type: Part time, 24 hours per week, 6 month contract

Salary: £17,568 per annum

We only consider applications from those that meet the essential requirements of the role. If you feel you fit these requirements, then please apply.

We reserve the right to close the role before the closing date, should we find a suitable candidate. Please make your application ASAP.

You may have experience of the following: Executive Assistant to CEO, PA to CEO, PA to Director, Personal Assistant, EA to CEO, etc.

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