Assistant to the Director

£27,873 - £27,873 - Cambridge (North), Cambridgeshire - Full Time, Contract

Our client, the largest Christian charity dedicated to disability work in the world’s poorest countries, is looking for an Assistant for one of their Directors.

Job Description

Our client, the largest Christian charity dedicated to disability work in the world’s poorest countries, is looking for an Assistant for one of their Directors. Their offices are based in North Cambridge but they will be moving to central Cambridge mid-2019. This is a one year fixed term contract with a possible further 1 year extension.

This is an excellent position to gain further understanding, or work, within the International Development Sector, with excellent support and possible future opportunities, in a world recognised organisation, that also promotes professional development and training for its employees.

The primary role of the Assistant to the Director will be to support the implementation of one of our client’s initiatives through the provision of secretarial support to the International Director in particular and administrative support to the team in general. The Assistant will be responsible for communication, administrative and logistical tasks in a well-organized and timely manner.

Duties & Responsibilities

 

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or above, and will have the ability and willingness to undertake overseas travel. Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that candidates have experience of working at a distance from some members of the team and of developing and maintaining distance-working relationships. Candidates must have a strong working knowledge of IT including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and databases.  As this is a Christian charity, candidates must demonstrate sensitivity to working within a Christian framework and its various expressions across cultures; commitment to the core mission and values of the charity is required. Candidates must possess demonstrable interpersonal skills and will need excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience working in a multicultural environment would be beneficial and previous experience working in the disability field would be desirable. Understanding of project cycle management would be advantageous but is not essential. It is desirable for candidates to have fluency in written and spoken French and experience of working in, or with, the global South. An interest and/or understanding of international eye health, disability discourse and priorities would be beneficial but is not essential. The successful candidate will have excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise their workload, alongside proven experience of handling requests from multi-disciplinary areas.

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