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- Executive Assistant International Affairs, UK PDF Print E-mail

Executive Assistant International Affairs

Catholic Trust for England and Wales

Salary £25,000 + Benefits

Location City of London, London, Greater London


Category Admin , Communications, PR

Sectors Faith-based

Job Reference : SR5315876f00b9297c

Job Description


The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales is a permanent assembly of Catholic Bishops in these countries. The Catholic Trust for England and Wales (CaTEW) is a Trust established by the Bishops’ Conference to be the instrument required by civil law to enable financial and juridical actions to be legally carried forward.


We are currently advertising for an Executive Assistant to work in our International Affairs department. The Executive Assistant will be responsible administratively for a range of international public policy issues. There will be a particular focus on migration, refugees, and human trafficking, especially through supporting the Santa Marta Group. The role, as part of a small team, will also involve some policy work and it is expected that the Executive Assistant will have the opportunity to develop skills and experience in the Department’s work areas.


Duties include:


1 Provide administrative and organisational support to the Department for International Affairs and the Santa Marta Group, including organising conferences and meetings in the UK and abroad, preparing documents, department projects, agenda preparation, minute taking and report writing, maintaining diaries, welcoming a diverse group of visitors and arranging travel and accommodation


2 Ensure the written and digital output of the work of the Department is up-to-date under the guidance of the Assistant General Secretary and the CBCEW media team


3 In collaboration with the Parliamentary and Public Affairs team, keep abreast with, and provide advice and appropriate responses as required by producing documents, briefing papers and reports especially with the International Affairs Department’s work on migration and refugee issues, human rights, religious freedom, peace and conflict, human trafficking, the Holy Land Co-ordination group and in other areas as requested


4 Work closely with the Parliamentary and Public Affairs team on advocacy work relating to IA’s policy responsibilities


5 Assist with developing effective networking and communication amongst organisations and in liaising with appropriate UK and international government departments, legislatures and agencies.


The Right Candidate will:


•  Be sympathetic to, and have an understanding of, the Catholic Church and its culture

•  Have demonstrable experience of working at a similar level and proven administrative and office skills

•  Have access to confidential information, requiring absolute discretion at all times

•  Demonstrate a high level of ability to organise and prioritise work

•  Be able to plan, organise and anticipate requirements well in advance to support the smooth running of the Department

•  Have sound judgement and the confidence to take independent action – this requires a high degree of initiative and persistence combined with a high level of discretion and diplomacy

•  Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be experienced at dealing with a range of external contacts including Bishops and other leading members of the community

•  Ideally have a second language


The role will be based in our Eccleston Square office in Victoria, London SW1 but may occasionally require travel to other areas within England and Wales.


Role: Executive Assistant International Affairs

Location: Victoria, London

Salary: £25,000 + Benefits

No Agencies please


Please apply online for this Executive Assistant International Affairs role with your CV and covering letter.


Please check your email for confirmation that your application has been received and to follow further instructions if applicable.


Job posted on 10 May 2017.

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