Executive and Project Assistant to Managing Director for Education and Skills

Nationwide

This vacancy is now closed

 
Job Category
Administration | PA
Location
Nationwide
Salary
£38,118- £43,269
Closing date
08/08/2021
Ref
22862
Contract type
Permanent
Total hours per week
37.5
Description

About Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is one of the largest charities in the UK. We believe that everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility. Our co-created services include large scale employability programmes, specialist services for communities, residential care for children, targeted support for young people, on-the-job learning and training and individual guidance and support. Our work is commissioned by government departments, regional and local authorities, the NHS and employers and is delivered through a people centred approach.

The role

As Executive and Project Assistant you will provide high-level proactive support to the Managing Director for Education and Skills, ensuring the effective coordination of all meetings, minutes, papers, and supporting information relating to all governance activity for the Division and for the Ixion Holdings and Optimus legal entities. You will take a proactive role in ensuring actions and priorities are driven forward, liaising confidently with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and gathering and preparing required information. You will undertake some project activity, liaising with the Change Office and stakeholders within the division to keep activities on track.

You will be extremely organised and efficient, able to plan effectively to anticipate business need with outstanding communication skills, a professional, confident approach, and you will be comfortable using your initiative.  

 

Locations

Home based (with UK-wide travel)

Employee Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary and being part of an organisation which makes a positive difference to people’s lives, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will receive: 

Paid leave

  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 3.5 days paid leave at Christmas
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year

Opportunities to connect

  • Join one of our employee networks: LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disabled Employee Network 

Opportunities to progress your career

  • Access to an online learning platform
  • Access to internal apprenticeships
  • Cross organisational career paths

Health and wellbeing

  • Healthcare cash plan, giving you money back for health care costs including dentistry and eye care, and access to wellbeing apps
  • Health and wellbeing programmes including counselling via our employee assistance programme
  • Discounted gym membership

Financial wellbeing

  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Online shopping discounts including supermarkets and DIY stores

 

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: https://www.shawtrust.org.uk/content/uploads/2020/09/Vision-2030-Strategic-Directive-5-9.pdf 

 

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.  We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. Living our values we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived-experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion. If you have accessibility requirements and would like information in a different format, email: HRService.Centre@shaw-trust.org.uk to make alternative arrangements.