Committee Administrator

NFP People
£37000 - £37000 Per Annum
08 Mar 2019
04 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

We have an excellent opportunity for a Committee Administrator to join our clients Governance Team in a senior role that will ensure good governance within the charity.

Our client is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. They are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. They are achieving this by transforming the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships.

Position: Committee Administrator

Location: Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”

Salary: £37,000 per annum

Duration: Permanent full-time, starting as soon as possible

Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 08.30 – 16.30

Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.

Closing date: 12.30pm on Thursday 4th April 2019

The Role

The Committee Administrator is responsible for providing comprehensive and high quality company secretarial support to the Board, Committees and subsidiary companies, in accordance with the charity’s governance standards. This is a senior role ensuring good governance within the charity, supporting the Head of Governance in a range of duties and with responsibility for the co-ordination of the work of the Executive Admin team.

About You

As Committee Administrator you will possess excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and be responsible for


  • co-ordinating Board, committee, trading subsidiary and general meetings (including preparation and arrangements)
  • agenda setting (with the Head of Governance), drafting, circulation and publication of minutes
  • maintaining complete and up to date statutory books and Trustee files,
  • conflict of interest statements
  • registration of gifts and interests and other regulatory documentation
  • ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory and statutory requirements, including the filing or notices and returns to the Charity Commission, Companies House and other government bodies as necessary


You will be able to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail while dealing with a number of conflicting demands and deadlines, together with line management experience. With exceptional communication, diplomacy, literacy and IT skills, you will have a thorough understanding of company law and directorial responsibilities. You will be proactive and self-motivated and hold, or be working towards, a Chartered Company Secretary qualification. Experience of working in the not-for-profit sector would be advantageous.

“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”

Our client is a Disability Confident Employer. They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

Other areas of experience may include Committee Administrator, Personal Assistant, Executive Administrator, Committee Secretary, Administrator, Secretary, Chartered Company Secretary, Chartered Committee Company Secretary, Chartered Committee Administrator