Executive Assistant to International Director, Michael Ramsden

£28 to £32k starting salary per annum plus benefits package
(Potential uplift for experienced candidates)

Oxford (37.5 hours per week)

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, email your CV and covering email outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, including current and required salary details to recruitment@rzim.eu. Previous applicants need not apply.

Job Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity for a professional executive assistant to join our UK-based team. The role is to provide a pivotal support service to the International Director of our Trust. RZIM Zacharias Trust is a UK registered Christian charity with a friendly, welcoming culture and a warm working atmosphere. Our organisational vision and mission is to help the thinker believe and the believer to think.

As a successful applicant, as part of the International Director’s (ID) team, where you would provide general administrative support to the ID and ensure effective and timely communication on his behalf and coordinating projects. You will also have the opportunity to become a member of a stimulating Christian community. Your key responsibilities would include:

  • Building and maintaining effective relationships on the Director’s behalf both internally and with key contacts outside the Trust, including those who invite him to speak, broadcast etc.
  • Providing administrative and communications support for the ID, acting as the first point of contact via email, telephone and in person, including financial administration and representing the ID where appropriate.
  • Diary planning and management, together with coordinating internal and external invitations, all travel plans (international and domestic), venues and speaking itineraries for the International Director, as well as a responsibility for associated administration.
  • Coordinate projects and events on behalf of the ID, as required.

To be successful in this role you will be someone who really enjoys administrative work, you will need to use your well-developed organisational skills and experience of dealing with conflicting and rapidly changing priorities and you must have a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

You will also have proven experience working as a personal assistant (or similar role) preferably for someone at senior management level. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, be proficient in managing significant levels of written and verbal communication at a range of organisational levels and have excellent interpersonal skills. Experience of diary management (using outlook), coordinating meetings and organising logistics is highly desirable. You will be a team player with a flexible attitude, but will also have the ability to work autonomously too. Experience of carrying out research and project work would also carry distinct advantages. You will be expected to occasionally be willing to work outside normal office hours/weekends.

Work Benefits:

In return we offer a pleasant working environment, a friendly and open team atmosphere, generous pension scheme and a range of other work benefits.

Occupational Requirement:

Please note: As a result of our Christian ethos, this post is covered by an Occupational Requirement (OR) under the Equality Act 2010. The successful applicant will be expected to be a practising Christian and to clearly demonstrate a personal commitment to the mission, principles, values and practices of the Trust. Applicants will also be expected to provide proof of their right to live and work in the UK as part of the selection process.

Applicants will also be expected to provide existing proof of their right to live and work in the UK as part of the selection process.