ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Executive Assistant (Northern Ireland)


Contract type: Initial Two-Year Fixed Term Contract

Application Closure Date: 21 May 2022

Salary: Competitive

Location: Thiepval Barracks, Northern Ireland

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the National Charity of the British Army.  The Soldiers’ Charity began in 1944 as the Army Benevolent Fund and rebranded in 2010 to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.  With help from the public, we support each and every soldier, former soldier and their families who need our help, either by supporting individuals directly or through our partner delivery charities.

The Soldiers’ Charity is now recruiting for an Executive Assistant role for our Northern Ireland Region, a similar post to 11 other positions located throughout the United Kingdom.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to start in June, for an initial two-year fixed term contract.  The role is jointly responsible for the day-to-day running of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s Northern Ireland Regional Office, located in Thiepval Barracks.  The role encompasses two main areas of activity: supporting regional fundraising, developing our volunteer fundraising and initiating and delivering regional fundraising events as part of the Regional Office ‘team’; additionally, the provision of dedicated administrative, database management and accounting support to the Regional Director (RD) for your own geographical area of responsibility.

The post requires the individual to operate comfortably within both the military and civilian communities using their well-developed communication skills.  For this post candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills, be well organised and have an easy yet confident manner to be able to establish and maintain successful relationships with all military ranks and a wide range of volunteers. You will be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a regional team whilst applying your persuasive, engaging character.  The role will be based primarily out of our office location in Thiepval Barracks.

Candidates should be IT literate, in particular, experience in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Office 365 and social media tools are desirable.   A good working knowledge of book-keeping and elementary accounting procedures is key for this post.  Experience of fundraising and/or the voluntary sector is desirable.

This is a full-time post for 35 hours per week, however 21 hours would be considered for the right candidate, 26 days annual leave and additional benefits after 6 months’ probation period.  Salary competitive.  Closing date for applications is 21 May 2022 with an interview date of 1 June 2022. Interviews will take place at Thiepval Barracks.

If you wish to apply for this post please send your current CV and strong supporting statement to Tina Wick, HR Manager – twick@soldierscharity.org, for an informal discussion relating to this post please ring 0207 811 3219.

Interview date: 1 June 2022.

For postal applications:

Tina Wick, HR Manager, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Mountbarrow House, 6-20 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9RB

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