Exciting and challenging opportunity to be much more than a PA
Advance is a pioneering charity with an excellent reputation. We support women at high risk to cope and recover from experiences of domestic abuse and we support women who are at risk of committing crime or with short term sentences to reduce offending. Established in 1998, Advance is undergoing a period of growth and innovation, leading a partnership of nine organisations across west London to offer a range of services to protect girls and women from violence. This programme of work, called Angelou, is gaining a high profile and is very successful. We are also negotiating to make our work with women offenders pan London and to lead the London Women’s Consortium to offer a range of rehabilitative services in prison and in the community. This will be a three year programme of work. Advance is developing a media profile, working to gain corporate support and will be growing in the next three years. We need a bright, pro-active, organised and self motivated person to step up to the role of Executive Support and Communications Officer, offering support to a busy but approachable management team and putting Advance on the map in the media and spotting local and regional opportunities.

Female* Executive Support and Communications Officer
Contract: Permanent
Salary: NJC Scale 5 22-25 £23,116-£25,033 inc London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
The job may involve working out of hours and time off in lieu will be taken by arrangement with the Manager.
This is an exciting, interesting and challenging role working to support the work of the Chief Executive, Board and Senior Management Team of this innovative and leading charity. The Executive Support and Communications Officer will provide administrative and IT support to the management team and staff assistance to the CEO and Board. She will also oversee the communications function of Advance, organising events, overseeing the development of new and existing material liaising with the media and CEO and managing Advance’s profile through traditional and social media. She will ensure a high standard of professional support is provided and administrative systems are established and maintained to ensure the CEO is able to maximise use of her time to efficiently lead the organisation. Excellent communication and organisational skills, a flair for design, strong IT skills and a proactive approach will enable the post-holder to deal with internal and external communications, produce high-quality written work, organise and process information and co-ordinate meetings and events. You will be working within a strong learning culture and be able to use your initiative, bring forward ideas and see the contribution you are making to the organisation and the lives of girls and women. You will need to be committed to our aims and objectives.

ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and particularly welcomes applications from BME groups and the LBT community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Benefits include 30 days holiday and a non-contributory pension scheme.
Closing date: 11th March at 12pm Interviews: 21st March

To apply: Download the application form and Job Description from our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/
Completed applications should be emailed to althea.k@advancecharity.org.uk or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:

Althea King
ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
Unit 6 The Lanchesters
162-164 Fulham Palace Road
London W6 9ER