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Office Co-ordinator and Variety Great Days Out Administrator

  • Full time, permanent
  • Salary £20k
  • Based in Camden, London 

This varied and exciting role is at the heart of our Head Office team.

The Variety Great Days Out (VGDO) Programme offers thousands of disabled and disadvantaged children and young people the opportunity to experience trips and activities which help them to learn, socialise and have fun. Our Office Coordinator and Variety Great Days Out Administrator plays a key role in ensuring that children across London and the South East have access to these memorable experiences while also making sure that our Head Office runs smoothly  Acting as our receptionist you'll be the first port of call for calls, visitors and and enquiries from potential beneficiaries. 

We're looking for an experienced administrator to provide excellent customer service to internal departments and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will need to be skilled at multi tasking and have an excellent eye for detail. From overseeing stationary supplies and fire alarm tests to taking bookings for Great Days Out and distributing tickets through the post, you'll need to be well organised and maintain a calm approach in all situations. 

This job is suited to someone who has some experience in an office environment and is looking to develop their skills further. You'll need excellent communication skills and a passion for supporting children and young people living with disabilities, long-term illness or disadvantage.

This is a new post which will support the growth of our Variety Great Days Out programme over the next few years.

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To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to: dave.king@variety.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 5 November. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and so the job may close earlier if sufficient applications are received.

Executive Assistant

  • Full-time/ Permanent
  • Salary £30-35k
  • Based in Camden Town, London

In the UK there are more than one million disabled children and nearly four million children living in poverty. Variety, the Children’s Charity, exists to improve the lives of those children. Since our inception in 1949 the Charity has raised over £200 million and supported more than 800,000 children affected by ill health, disadvantage and disability across the UK.  When statutory funding cannot adequately meet a child’s needs, Variety steps in.

Variety has recently appointed a new Chief Executive who, along with the Chief Barker (Chair of the Board of Trustees), requires a highly skilled, professional and dynamic assistant to support them in delivering their objectives. The role involves supporting both executive leaders with day to day administration such as diary management, correspondence, internal communications, preparing reports, presentations and organising board meetings.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in both supporting a senior executive and a board of Trustees/ Directors (or senior committee) within the Charity Sector. They will be skilled at building relationships at all levels of the organisation and show discretion and tact when dealing with matters of a confidential nature. The candidate will be proactive at driving deadlines and forward planning which is particularly crucial in supporting the Chief Barker which has an annual change of office. 

This is a unique opportunity to join the Charity at an exciting time and be part of a small team making big changes for its future.

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To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to: louisa.gartrell@variety.org.uk

  • Deadline for applications: Monday 22nd October
  • Interviews will take place in the week beginning 29th October.