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Governance and Executive Officer

Employer
MS Society
Location
Office-based contract with flexibility to work fully remotely with occasional requirement to travel
Salary
£30,010 - £34,577 per annum plus excellent benefits
Closing date
2 Nov 2021
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The MS Society are looking for an efficient and methodical self-starter to join our Governance and Executive Office (GEO) team in this varied and unique role.

Position: Governance and Executive Officer
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: Office-based contract with flexibility to work fully remotely (with occasional requirement to travel for team meetings in person and also 4 times a year to attend meetings in our Nations offices)
Salary: £30,010 - £34,577 per annum plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band E1
Department:
Governance and Executive office

At the MS Society, we make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

Taking on a proactive and engaged role delivering high-quality, executive-level administration, you’ll be a core part of the team supporting our Executive Group, National Councils and Board of Trustees, enabling them to operate effectively and continue to drive forward our work for the MS Community.

Liaising closely with senior colleagues across the MS Society, as well as the Chairs of our National Councils and other volunteers, you’ll be central to ensuring our National Councils have the support they need, and will provide direct support for the lead Director for National Councils (currently the Director of Scotland).

You’ll have experience of a range of administrative tasks, including providing support for meetings and minute-taking, as well as delivering executive-level secretarial support.

As a key member of the GEO team, you’ll undertake specific projects relating to the requirements of the Governance and Executive Office and contribute to the overall delivery of the Governance and Executive Office team’s objectives.

We offer 35 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) including bank holidays, travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

The MS Society is in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on our great history and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our Every MS Story strategy.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 2 November

In order to apply for this role, please submit an updated CV and supporting statement indicating how you meet the criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description.

The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If we do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.

The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make. 

We’re a Disability Confident Employer. We’re committed to promoting equality and diversity.  We’d be grateful if you could complete the equality and diversity monitoring form on our website and submit it with your application.

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, the HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel.  

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where we’re looking to build stronger and better representation among our staff.

No agencies please.

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