Vacancy for Executive Administrator

The Makaton Charity is looking for an experienced Executive Administrator to join our small and friendly team based at the Charity’s busy offices in central Farnborough, Hampshire.

Person specification

Charity/not for profit experience is vital particularly in supporting senior management and the Board of Trustees

This is a very varied role requiring a flexible, proactive and “can do” attitude. Strong time management skills are a must as is the ability to multi task without losing focus on key priorities.

As this is a small and busy office you will need to be a real team player, but also tactful, discreet and able to handle confidential information appropriately.

You will possess excellent administration skills including good attention to detail, a logical and consistent approach to following and developing processes, filing documents (paper and electronic) and data management.

You will have experience of planning and co-ordinating arrangements for Board and committee meetings as well as preparation and circulation of papers, taking and writing up minutes, organising venues, catering and logistics.

Proficiency in Outlook and managing multiple diaries, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop relationships with a diverse range of people including parents on the phone, suppliers, the auditors, tutors, colleagues, external partners (e.g. the CBeebies production team), the senior management team and trustees.

Job description

Executive Assistant Job Description (pdf file, 99kb)


Salary band £27,000-£30,000

Full time, 35 hours per week Monday to Friday. Some evenings and weekends. 25 days holiday per annum

Closing date: Midday, Thursday 31st May 2018
Interviews: Afternoon, Tuesday 5th June 2018
Anticipated start date: Monday 9th July 2018

To apply

To apply please send your CV and a brief covering email detailing your reasons for applying for the role and your relevant skills and experience to

No agencies please

17th May 2018

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