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Public Affairs Assistant - Board Of Deputies

  • Location: Kentish Town
  • Sector: Not for Profit
  • Salary: £22,000 - £23,000
General Description:
This is an entry-level post in public affairs and will be responsible for events management and administrative support for the Public Affairs Team, as well as the Chief Executive and President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Organising meetings/events, including venue, catering, invitations/RSVPs and guest care;
• Supporting management of ongoing programmes;
• Personal Assistant support for the President, Chief Executive and Director of Public Affairs, including managing diaries, travel arrangements and expenses;
• Providing clerical support to meetings, including note-taking;
• Providing a flexible administrative resource to support other administrators; and
• Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Director of Public Affairs or Chief Executive.

Person Specification
Essential:
• Well-organised with excellent time management, accuracy and prioritisation skills, particularly whilst working simultaneously on multiple items
• Ability to take the initiative and work independently
• Charm and an ability to deal with demanding situations
• A good ambassador for the organisation
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Numerate
• Excellent IT skills – including Word, Excel, databases and e-mail
• High levels of discretion and maintenance of confidentiality
• A first-rate team-player, able to support other colleagues where necessary
• Ability to work cross-communally and connect with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds
• Willing and able to develop new knowledge and skills quickly
• Commitment to ongoing personal development
• Commitment to the aims of Board of Deputies
Desirable:
• Office administration experience
• Knowledge and understanding of the Jewish community
• Interest in politics and public affairs

Additional Information:
• This role will require some work on evenings and weekends, and some travel around the UK
• This job description and person specification is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key tasks and responsibilities of the post. The key tasks and responsibilities are subject to change. Any changes will be made in consultation with the post holder. This Job Description is subject to alteration in response to changes in legislation or Board of Deputies operational procedures.