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Head of Chief Executive s Private Office

Harris Hill
£48,683 - 53,794 per year
Closing date
15 Dec 2020
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A health charity based in Central London are looking for a Head of Chief Executive's Private Office. The successful candidate would need to ensure the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive are equipped with the support, information, insights and processes to enable them to operate with maximum efficiency, effectiveness and impact in leading the organisation and to enable the Chief Executive to work effectively with the Trustees in ensuring the good governance of the charity.
Key responsibilities
To manage key business processes and projects to ensure the smooth running of the Board of Trustees, Trustee Committees, Chief Executive's Office and the Senior Management Team.
Line management of the Executive Assistant
Proactive management of busy and complex diaries of the Chief and Deputy Chief Executive, and ensuring key relationships are effectively facilitated
Working with colleagues from across the organisation to ensure the Chief and Deputy Executive have full briefing, speeches and advisory support on all meetings, visits and events. Participating fully in those briefings
Respond promptly to letters or enquiries by gathering information, coordination with staff or others, drafting responses, and discusses such requests, complaints or inquiries with the Chief Executive.
Research and follow-up on status of relevant projects or pending issues.
Work closely with the Heads of Corporate Informatics, Programmes and Risk, Health Influencing, Social Policy, Campaigns, Media, Comms and Integrated Governance, in addition to various managers particularly Public Affairs
Monitor the budget, including monitoring variances in the Chief Executive Department budget.
Comply with policies and procedures, including Health and Safety policies, for which all employees owe a duty of care both to themselves and others, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Person specification
Extensive experience supporting a high-profile Chief Executive, Director or Board Chair
Excellent communication, interpersonal and written skills with the ability to influence and negotiate when required, liaising effectively at all levels internal and externally.
Excellent administration skills, including minute-taking, presentation and preparation
A positive assertive and resilient approach to prioritising and juggling varying pressure and conflicting priorities.
Track record of providing in-depth and timely political, policy, donor and other briefings to a chief executive
Experience of project management
Experience of managing and preparing a budget
Experience of giving presentations.

Closing date: 9AM, Friday 4th December 2020


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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