Closing date: 28 October 2020 at 11.30 pm
Are you well organised, with lots of initiative and admin experience that’s seen you work with people at various levels of a business, as well as externally? Then join Shelter as an Executive Assistant - Retail and you could soon be playing a vital support role within our flourishing Retail team.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
About the Role
You’ll be part of the Retail team that sits within our Income Generation Directorate. We manage Shelter's shop chain and aim to raise as much money and awareness as possible for our work through around 100 local Shelter charity shops and furniture and boutique stores. As an executive assistant you’ll be a key member of the Retail Leadership Team that work closely with our shops, supporting them with their requirements, ideas, activities and challenges. Providing admin support predominantly for the Assistant Director will be a key aspect of the role, however, we’ll also rely on you to occasionally support the Heads of Retail, Area Managers and Shop Support Team too. Managing diaries, making travel arrangements, drafting retail communications, updating our internal webpage, coordinating shop video updates and liaising with the Property & Facilities team about contracts – these are just some aspects of this interesting and varied role.
Positive, enthusiastic and confident about joining a team and diving right in, because you’ll be working with lots of different people, the ability to build positive relationships from day one is also essential. A proactive approach is important too and you’ll need to enjoy being busy using your excellent time management skills to tackle a variety of work streams. Experience of producing high quality Word and PowerPoint documents quickly is another must have, including identifying alternative ways of visualising or formatting documents to improve layout. Above all, you need to be open-minded and willing to learn, knowing that you’re an important ‘link’ in the workings of our retail operations.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities),gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.