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Executive Assistant to Deputy CEO and Leadership Team

Executive Assistant to Deputy CEO and Leadership Team

This is an exciting time to join UK Youth in the newly created role of Executive Assistant to Deputy CEO and Leadership Team.

You will have a strong track record of supporting the organisational leadership with their day to day administration and logistics . We’re looking for someone who is passionate about supporting young people and wants to work in a dynamic, ambitious and creative organisation.

About UK Youth

UK Youth provides young people aged 8-25 with high quality services, delivered through a network of 3,536 local youth organisations across the UK. Together we offer support, advice and training to over 1.5 million young people to equip them with skills for the future and help them engage in education, volunteering and employment.

About the role

UK Youth are recruiting a personable, organised and highly efficient Executive Assistant to support Deputy CEO assisting with all aspects of their day to day organisation, administration and logistics. You will also be required to provide ad- hoc support to other member of the Senior Leadership Team.

This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate about supporting children and young people and seeking to build up their knowledge of the charity sector. You will use your initiative, sound judgement and drive to provide proactive and reactive support. You will be determined, driven, pragmatic reliable and have a positive approach to your work. You will be tactful, eloquent and able to confidently handle information of a sensitive nature effectively. You will be able to quickly develop a good understanding of different stakeholders and liaise with them in positive and professional manner. The ability to juggle competing priorities, manage diaries and write professional emails and reports is vital.

This newly created role provides an excellent opportunity for a high energy, ambitious applicant seeking to develop their skills and experience to really make this role their own. To succeed you will need a positive, can do attitude, a flexible approach to work and a willingness to work irregular hours on occasion. Above all, you will have an interest in changing young people’s lives for the better and providing effective support.

Why work at UK Youth?

We are a passionate and committed team offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising with colleagues through activities such as office yoga, lunch and learn sessions and potluck lunches; as well as optional out of work social events such as bowling, tennis, baking and karaoke.

This role will be located at our new Head Office in Westminster. With multiple public transport links, a bright, modern and engaging working environment and access to local green spaces, the river Thames, cafes, bars and shops. We also benefit from a staffed reception, 24 hour access, showers and cycle storage, with a modern kitchen and communal spaces as well as free fruit and breakfast provided for all staff.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, which include race, age, disability, gender, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. We can offer flexibility through the interview process and endeavour to accommodate candidate’s needs.

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.

How to Apply

To apply please forward a CV together with a one page supporting statement to . Please ensure you fully addresses the criteria in the person specification and to state your salary expectations. Full details of the role can be found in the person specification below.

Closing date for applications will be the 19 August 2019. Interviews taking place in the Week commencing 26 August 2019

Position: Executive Assistant to Deputy CEO and Leadership Team

Thank you for your application for the Executive Assistant to the CEO role at UK Youth. I confirm your application has been received.

You are also invited to complete and return the attached Equality & Diversity Monitoring form. The information on the form will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes. The form will not be treated as part of the application. Please return this to

Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered. If you have not completed a supporting statement but would like to submit one you can email this to and we will consider it as part of your application. Due to our limited resources if we have not contacted you within 21 days after the closing date unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion. We would like to be able to write to every UK Youth applicant individually, but must use our limited HR resources carefully. We hope you understand our policy on this matter.

Please note that successful applicants for vacancies with UK Youth will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check as a condition of employment

Deborah Woolf
Head of People

Base Salary
£ 28,000 - £ 32,000, dependent on experience
Other Benefits

27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)

Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)

Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay out up to 4 times your salary

15% off at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery.

Employee Assistance programme to support employees both professionally and personally

We are committed to investing in the personal and professional development of everyone at UK Youth. Every staff member is entitled to 1 days paid development per calendar year in addition to the 2 days charity wide staff training days as well as volunteering leave one full day or two half days per calendar year.

Working Hours
We are a flexible employer and will to consider applicants applying for this role on working on a part time, flexible basis or job share basis, this will be subject to operation need. Occasional evening and weekend work will be required as part of this role.
Job Location
London, some travel is required across the UK, London, London, UK
Employment Type
Closing Date
August 19, 2019