The Seafarers Charity – Executive Assistant

Based at our office in London

Deadline for applications: 9am 24 April

Role:   Executive Assistance to CEO

Salary: 35,000.00

Hours: Part time – 21-28 hours per week, Permanent Contract Hybrid working

Reference: EA2024

About Us

The Seafarers’ Charity has been improving the lives of those who work at sea, and their families, for over 100 years. Established in 1917 as The King George’s Fund for Sailors, to support the families of seafarers lost at sea during World War One, we support seafarers throughout their seafaring careers and beyond. We are the largest independent grant funder of maritime welfare charities – with at least £2 million in funding injected into supporting the safety and welfare of seafarers each and every year

The Role

The role is an integral and trusted role, supporting the Chief Executive to be as effective as they can be. You will have previous experience, performing a broad range of both strategic and administrative duties.

You will be responsible for organising and minuting of meetings including Trustee and management meetings as required.  The role will also involve providing diary management, including organising travel and accommodation; ensuring the Chief Executive has appropriate briefings for meetings, speeches, conferences, and events as well as coordinating high level and sensitive correspondence as required.

We encourage applications from all regardless of age, sexuality, socio-economic background, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, or beliefs. We are committed to building a culture of belonging and inclusion and this is reflected in our policies, practices, and diversity in maritime networks and supported by our inclusion as a Maritime UK Diversity Charter organisation. We are a family friendly organisation, and we encourage flexible working as we want our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance. Currently our employees are working hyridly with full time staff working 3 days per week in the office.


  • 30 days paid holiday plus bank holidays.(Pro Rata)
  • Competitive group pension scheme
  • Health cash plan (HSF) or Healthcare Membership scheme (Benenden)
  • Season ticket Loan
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Hybrid working options
  • Death in Service Scheme

For more information visit our website

If you are interested in applying, please send a current CV and supporting statement – which should outline your suitability in relation to the Job Specification, your motivation for the position to by 9am 24 April 2024 Please Reference EA2024

Download the candidate pack here.

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