Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

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Job Description

Executive Assistant to the Director of Communications & External Affairs

Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Salary: £23,715 per annum (£13.03 per hour)
Location: The Homestead, York

JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive social change in the UK. Communicating and influencing effectively in the external environment is integral to the success of both organisations in order to bring about positive change for all of us affected by poverty and social problems in the UK. This post plays a vital role in enabling the Communications and External Affairs Director to lead the department to achieve its objectives.

You will provide effective support to the Director and a confidential, positive and efficient interface with internal and external colleagues. The successful candidate will ensure that the Directorís time is used effectively to prioritise strategic objectives and advise the Director on internal and external liaison, identifying connections that would be beneficial to advancing the organisation's strategic objectives.

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.

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail, please contact Michelle Ong on 01904 615932 or email

Request an application pack and further information at: or 24-hour recruitment answerphone: 01904 615 943.

Closing deadline: 1.00pm on Friday 24 April 2015.
Interviews will be held in York on Wednesday 6 May 2015.

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