Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

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Job Description

Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, Full time, 35 hours per week, Permanent

Salary: £23,715 per annum (£13.03 per hour)

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to assist our Chief Operating Officer. At JRF we work to identify and address the root causes of poverty and injustice, whilst building resilient communities where people can really thrive. This role is central to the organisation, providing a proactive and accurate support service to the Chief Operating Officer as they lead the organisation.

You will take the lead on the administration of the Chief Operating Officerís diary, including arrangements for meetings such as travel and accommodation. You will have responsibility for the Contact Relationship Management (CRM) activity for your area, and be expected to support high level meetings with people both internal and external to the organisation. You will work closely with your manager and colleagues to ensure the smooth running of the office.

This is a fast paced, demanding role, requiring significant recent administrative experience. You will need the ability to use your initiative and prioritise your workload; high standards of presentation and accuracy; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a flexible approach; the ability to maintain confidentiality and sound Microsoft office and IT skills. In return we offer a supportive working environment where variety is guaranteed.

Request an application pack and further information at: or 24-hour recruitment answerphone: 01904 615943.

Closing deadline: 1pm Monday 9 February 2015.
Interviews will be held in York on Thursday 19 February 2015.

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