Executive Assistant

  • Position: Executive Assistant - Full time (some flexibility considered)
  • Salary band: £24-27,000 pa
  • Closing date: 13 February 2023

About the role

This role provides a unique opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team working in one of the country’s finest and most accessible protected landscapes.

The Chilterns Conservation Board (CCB) is an independent statutory body established by Parliamentary Order in 2004 to conserve and enhance the Chilterns AONB. It is one of two conservation boards in the country, as set out in the Countryside and Rights of Way (CRoW) Act 2000, and its staff team of 28 is based in our office in Chinnor, Oxfordshire.

We are seeking an experienced professional with a track record of providing high quality administrative support in a fast-paced environment. You will be organised, resourceful, and proactive, with the ability to work independently and make decisions under pressure.

Job Purpose

You will be responsible for providing key administrative and general business support to the CEO across a range of organisational disciplines. Working closely with the CEO, you will carry out a range of tasks including diary management, responding to correspondence, coordinating and managing meetings and events, and preparing reports, briefings and other documentation. You will also occasionally be asked to provide administrative support to the senior leadership team and members of the Board.

The post holder will also be required to assist with fundraising and development work targeted at a range of grant giving bodies, commercial organisations and government departments. This will include supporting the CEO and other staff to research and prepare funding bids as well as maintaining a centralised system to monitor fundraising activities across the organisation.

The CCB is a busy organisation, and the dynamic nature of this role means that you must have exemplary time management skills, the ability to understand and anticipate the CEO’s needs, and the confidence and interpersonal skills to liaise with and coordinate members of the Board, the staff team, and external stakeholders. You will also be required to handle sensitive and confidential information while exercising professionalism and discretion at all times.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please download the application form, together with the equal opportunities monitoring form here.

Completed forms should be emailed to: office@chilternsaonb.org

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 13th February 2023.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview on 27th February 2023. Second interviews are scheduled for 10th March.

Applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact: Dr Elaine King, Chief Executive, Chilterns Conservation Board elaineking@chilternsaonb.org

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