Job descriptionEnglish Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of the empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. As Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and Chairman, you will take on a key supporting role with a high level of responsibility and impact. You will be responsible for supporting the CEO and Chairman in line with our priorities and strategic objectives, ensuring the smooth running of the CEO and Chairman's office. Your role will include diary management, management of incoming and outgoing correspondence, support at internal and external meetings and planning ahead to ensure that effective use is made of the time available. As a registered charity, English Heritage is governed by a board of trustees who delegate day-to-day responsibility for the running of the organisation to the senior management team. You will work closely with the Head of Governance to support the CEO and Chairman with Trustee Board and Committee meetings and visits. To be considered as an Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and Chairman, you'll have high level administration experience for a senior executive director, including organising meetings, conferences and frequent travel. You'll also have worked with non-executive boards and have knowledge of the workings of a charity. You'll be based at our Wood Street office, situated in the heart of the City of London. Although you'll be mostly working in the office, there will also be the opportunity to travel to some of our stunning historic sites as part of your role. We would be delighted to hear from you, if you would like to talk to us about this role before you apply, please contact [email protected]. Everyone is welcome at English Heritage and we are always looking for people who reflect the diversity of the country today, to help us make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve. From remote sites to inner city monuments, from regional teams to our Head Office, the diversity of our teams is critical to making sure our heritage is inclusive, exciting and accessible. We continually look for new ways to promote the past in a way that is inclusive to all and that celebrates the cultural diversity of England's heritage. By joining English Heritage, you will be part of a charity that is already on an exciting journey to tell everyone's story. You can find out more about us and what we do here, https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/ here. Meet some of our People and hear about why they enjoy working with us here https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/jobs/working-at-historic-places/. You'll find it's a workplace like no other - taking you behind the scenes of these extraordinary sites and supporting you to share your ideas, inspire others and make a difference. By joining us, you'll enjoy the rewards of a great team environment in inspiring locations, helping to make our sites a wonderful place to visit. You'll also be joining our charity, which through our 400+ historic monuments, buildings and sites, brings the story of England to life for over 10 million visitors each year. Benefits include: The opportunity to progress your career within the heritage sector; Apprenticeship opportunities Subscriptions to professional bodies Free access to all English Heritage sites for you another adult and up to 6 children (under 18 in the family group) 25% discount in our shops and cafes; Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Shared Parental leave 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays pro rata rising to 28 days after 3 years, with the option to buy additional leave Matched pension contributions up to a maximum of 10% which can be paid via salary exchange or salary deduction Flexible hours We reserve the right to close this advert early should suitable applications be received. The selection process for this role will consist of a first-round interview, which will be held remotely, and a final interview with our Interim Chief Executive at our London office. Appropriate notice for interviews will be provided.
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