Saving nature is going to take communication, problem solving, organisation, proactivity and cross team working. Are these skills you can bring to the role as PA the Deputy Director of Engagement?

PA to Deputy Director of Engagement – Secondment
Closing date: 23:59, 16 April 2021
Location: Flexible
Salary: £22,986.00 – £25,500.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Annual Leave, Life Assurance
Duration: 9 Months – Full Time

Your role in saving nature

We are recruiting a Principal Administrator to support the Deputy Directors of Engagement within the Fundraising and Communications Directorate for 9 months. This role will provide first line response and dedicated PA support to enable the Deputy Director of Engagement to carry out their role as efficiently as possible.

You’ll develop a strong understanding of the requirements of this senior leadership role to be able to pre-empt and manage demands. You’ll see potential issues on the horizon and be proactive in solving them as well as dealing with confidential and sensitive information appropriately.

You’ll be motivated to work as part of the network of PA’s across the RSPB, providing comprehensive administrative support and making links across the Directorates. Developing and establishing relationships with colleagues at all levels will really motivate you along with representing the RSPB with external partners, agencies and other third parties. Great communication skills via phone, email and face to face will therefore be key.

There’ll be a variety of administrative tasks including, managing a complex diary, organising and facilitating large meetings and providing support to the Engagement Senior Leadership Team. The day will bring variety and pace, so you’ll be hungry to develop new ways to do things, look for efficiencies and improvements and bring an organised approach to competing priorities. Above all else, you’ll be an advocate for saving nature. Nature’s in big trouble – the climate crisis and loss of habitat are pushing some of our best loved species towards extinction. We won’t let nature fall silent. This role is your chance to help in that mission. What do you say?

What we need from you

  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences whether by phone, email or in person
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), plus the ability to impart this knowledge to others.
  • Able to make the best use of time particularly when under pressure from competing priorities, prioritising and delegating tasks effectively, during periods of both low and high demand
  • Able to identify and act on opportunities for continually improving ways of working
  • Experience in providing dedicated personal administrative support to senior staff
  • Able to deal with confidential and sensitive information appropriately
  • Friendly, positive, and can-do attitude
  • Knowledge of current conservation issues and priorities

Closing date: 23:59, 16 April 2021