Location: Birmingham, UK

Closing date: 8th August 2014

Ref:  EA-CEO/CEO/0714

Contract: Fixed Term 12 months (Extendable)

Salary:   £27,540 per annum

We are currently looking for an Executive Assistant (CEO Office) to be based in Birmingham, UK. The Executive Assistant will provide confidential executive and administrative support to the CEO, with an emphasis on research, analysis and communication, as well developing clear channels of communication with internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate should have a sound understanding of the voluntary INGO sector and the business support needs that flow from this together with strong communication skills which delivers complex information accurately and with clarity. Strong organisational, writing and interpersonal skills are a must, with the flexibility, positivity and energy that is required to reach the goals and targets that are set in a dynamic organisation.

You will be required to be fast thinking, proactive and have the ability to work on your own initiative under pressure and to tight deadlines. You should have a good command of MS Office. The successful candidate will have skills and experience in briefings, analysis and exercising sound judgement and decisions when dealing with unexpected issues. The job-holder would be at an advantaged if qualified to a Masters Level (preferably in field related to International Development, or Business Administration).  A working knowledge of Arabic is essential; the knowing of a European language in particular French or German or from the Indian subcontinent e.g. Urdu is desired.

If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and beliefs, please apply by downloading the application pack below and forward the completed form to recruitment@irworldwide.org on or before the closing date.

Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.

Please note, for UK based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer.
Only applications from those who already have the right to live and work within the UK will be considered.

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For further details, please contact recruitment@irworldwide.org