Executive Assistant to Director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement

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This role is based in our London office (with the opportunity to work from home on some days each week in line with Christian Aid’s hybrid working approach).  Applicants must have the right to work in the UK, we are unable to sponsor visa applications for this role.  

Early applications are strongly encouraged as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and this role may be filled before the advertised closing date. 

For this role, applications are invited by CV and supporting statement. Please upload a single file containing your CV plus a (max. 500 words) supporting statement about how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile and what motivates you to apply for the role.

About us

There’s never been a better time to join Christian Aid’s Fundraising & Supporter Engagement Department. We would say that, wouldn’t we? But we mean it. Thanks to excellent support from the trustees and CEO down and to our amazing supporters, we have returned unrestricted income to growth so are making a transformational impact for people in poverty, reaching more than 3 million people in humanitarian crisis and 18 million others. Your next career step could see you lead our passionate and energetic team of poverty-fighters. We inspire more than 250,000 supporters and thousands of supporting churches to raise £50 million annually to tackle extreme poverty. 

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and recognise the value this brings in forming strong, creative and high performing teams. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, and from those with experience from outside of the voluntary sector. And no, you don’t have to be Christian to work here – we encourage people of all faiths and none to apply. We just ask that everyone lives out our values of dignity, equality, justice and love. We value a good work-life balance, so we’re open to part-time and flexible working. We also offer hybrid working for our office-based colleagues and the option of being a homeworker for some of our roles too. 

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About the role

Are you a changemaker? Fancy working for an organisation creating a better world, free from poverty? How about learning the ins and outs of a leading development charity? If you’re a keen learner, an organiser and a relationship builder then this could be the job for you. As Executive Assistant to the Director of Fundraising and Supporter Engagement, this would be a great introduction to the charity sector, ensuring the smooth running of the department whilst enabling the Director to do their job effectively. You’ll develop and grow, taking the lead on key departmental comms and project work, and gain a strong understanding of fundraising and supporter engagement in the process. If this sounds like your kind of thing, we’d love to hear from you!


About you

You are a pro-active, dynamic keen learner who can take on projects under the guidance of a manager.   You are highly organized, detail-oriented and an excellent communicator.   You can think independently and work under pressure.  You have strong interpersonal, prioritization and organisational skills.  You are experienced in managing complex diaries, emails and travel planning.  You have experience as a first point of contact providing administrative assistance to Senior Management while maintaining confidentiality.   You have sound knowledge of Office programmes particularly Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel

We hope that this sounds like the right role for you, if so, we would love to hear from you. 

Further information

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams.

To discuss this role in greater detail, please contact hr@christian-aid.org

We participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

This role requires applicants to have the right to live and work in the country where this position is based and undertake the role that you have been offered. If you are successful and we make you an offer for the role, we will be required to conduct a right to work check on your immigration status in the UK. We will contact you regarding the documentation you will need to provide to evidence this.


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  • Location:
    Hybrid working in London
  • Closing date:
    25 July 2024
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  • Support and supervision from a named contact within Christian Aid
  • Appropriate induction and training for your volunteering role.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses as agreed.
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