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THE READING AGENCY

Executive Assistant to CEO

Full time, £26,000 – £29,000 per annum depending on experience

About:

The Reading Agency is a charity whose mission is to inspire more people to read more, encourage them to share their enjoyment of reading and celebrate the difference that reading makes to all our lives. They support people at all stages of their reading journey. Because everything changes when we read.

Purpose of the role:

The Reading Agency is looking to recruit an experienced Executive Assistant to provide first class, comprehensive support for their Chief Executive, Board of Trustees and Senior Management Team. You’ll need to be calm and methodical with a flexible approach to manage changing priorities and deadlines.

The role is based in our office in Central London.

To find out more:

For further information and details of how to apply, please see The Reading Agency’s website.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 24 May 2018

First interviews will be held in Central London on Thursday 7 June 2018

Second interviews with the CEO will be held in the afternoon of Monday 11 June 2018

 

APPLES AND SNAKES

Head of Administration & Finance

Full time, £38,000 per annum

About:

With a core mission to champion poets and poetry, amplify unheard voices and challenge expectations of what poetry can be, Apples and Snakes is the leading organisation for spoken word poetry in the UK. Our artistic vision calls for two incredible new people to join our team as we move into our next exciting phase.

Apples and Snakes is dedicated to increasing the diversity of its workforce, reflecting the artists and communities that we work with. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and individuals with disabilities.

Purpose of the role:

Dynamic and forward thinking with a positive attitude, the Head of Administration and Finance will work as part of the SMT in the successful delivery of the organisation’s mission, vision and business plan and the development and implementation of detailed strategic business plans. With a track record in ensuring the smooth operation of company business, the postholder will have particular responsibility for:

  • financial management
  • operations and administration
  • monitoring and evaluation systems
  • governance

Financially astute, the postholder will be excited by the opportunity to overhaul administrative systems, and create effective new strategies for measuring impact.

To find out more:

For further information and details of how to apply, please see the Apples and Snakes’ website.

Deadline for applications is Monday 11 June

1st interviews: w/c 18 June

2nd interviews: w/c 25 June

APPLES AND SNAKES

Administrator

Full time, £21,000 per annum

About:

With a core mission to champion poets and poetry, amplify unheard voices and challenge expectations of what poetry can be, Apples and Snakes is the leading organisation for spoken word poetry in the UK. Our artistic vision calls for two incredible new people to join our team as we move into our next exciting phase.

Apples and Snakes is dedicated to increasing the diversity of its workforce, reflecting the artists and communities that we work with. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and individuals with disabilities.

Purpose of the role:

Brilliantly organised, efficient and effective, the Administrator will work across the organisation to ensure the smooth running of activities, making sure that the organisation’s programme is supported across the country. They will act as the office manager for the Albany office, alongside supporting the national team. A varied role, the postholder will work across administration, programme, and communications.

To find out more:

For further information and details of how to apply, please see the Apples and Snakes’ website.

Closing date for applications is Monday 11 June

1st interviews: 4 July

2nd interviews: 11 July

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