International Development Executive & Travel Assistant to International Director

Salary: £40,000-43,000 plus benefits (experience dependent)

Oxford (37.5 hours per week)

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, please email your CV, together with a covering letter outlining your suitability, details about what your Christian faith means to you and motivation for the role, including current and required salary details to recruitment@zachariastrust.org

Job Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity for an International Development Executive & Travel Assistant to join our growing team. Your job will be to implement RZIM’s fundraising strategy and activities for major donors, stewarding a portfolio of major donors to the Trust and to partner with the International Director as he speaks, travels and leads the strategic direction of the global team.

The RZIM Zacharias Trust is a UK-registered Christian charity with a friendly, welcoming culture and a warm working atmosphere.  The Trust is part of a global organisation, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), with a vision to help the thinker believe and the believer think.  Our key aim is to engage with people’s heartfelt questions about the Christian faith and explain the hope that the Gospel brings.

This is the right opportunity for you if you want to play a pivotal role in meeting fundraising goals to support the work of RZIM. You need to be able to build and maintain effective relationships with key external organisations and RZIM supporters to encourage greater involvement in the work of the Trust. You also need to be able to build and maintain fruitful relationships with internal contacts and those who invite the ID to speak, write, train or broadcast. 

The successful candidate would also be expected to become a member of a stimulating Christian community, to support the International Director to ensure all the security, equipment and logistical details of his heavy schedule are taken care of and to liaise closely with his team to ensure effective communication.

Key requirements for the role are as follows:

  • Previous significant experience in dealing with major donors or organisational supporters.
  • Experience of and comfortable hosting events or meetings suitable for potential or established major donors, which are likely to include public speaking.
  • Qualified to degree level qualification or equivalent.
  • High level of emotional intelligence, including the ability to work closely and to build relationships with others with utmost discretion and diplomacy but also to be a connector (linking people, ideas and resources).
  • Knowledge and experience in the charity sector (highly desirable), and able to demonstrate ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the organisation’s management team.
  • Flexible attitude, willingness to take on a variety of tasks, including new challenges, weekend work and around 100 days’ travel in the UK and overseas as per requirements of the role.
  • Strong, effective written and spoken (English) communication skills and an ability and willingness to relate cross-culturally with a diverse workforce and external individuals from all walks of life.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision and as part of a small team.
  • Excellent organisational skills – must have the ability to set priorities and take initiative; must be able to work well under pressure and meet department objectives and goals.
  • Open, honest and in sympathy with the aims, ethos and work of RZIM and a willingness to take part in the devotional life of the Trust.

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.