SSAFA – Executive Assistant


£30,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week

Central Office, London EC3R

This is a fixed term maternity cover for up to one year

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Executive Assistant at SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national tri-service military charity. This is a fixed term maternity cover contract for up to one year commencing October 2018.

About the role

This role provides one to one executive assistance to the Directors of Finance and IT. It also provides support to the Governance and Quality Team, working collaboratively with different Health and Social Care teams, including the RAF Personal Support & Social Work Service, Adoption and overseas business support staff.

You will lead the administration and organisation for senior management meetings. In addition, the post holder will manage and co-ordinate the vetting processes in line with legislation and agreed time scales working closely with the Head of Quality Assurance Social Work.


To carry out this role successfully you will have the ability to use your own initiative as well as working as part of a team. You must be able to maintain confidentiality and pay attention to detail.

Working across disciplines requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, flexibility and a proactive approach to work. We are seeking someone with exceptional IT skills and experience of management information systems.

Please note, we are looking for someone who can start the role in the first half of October 2018.

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Deborah Toni, Head of Quality Assurance Social Work on 0207 463 9229 for an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV.  Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission.  Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement.

Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday 12 September 2018

Interviews: 20th September 2018. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test as part of the selection process.

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

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