Executive Assistant

Ekaya is a dynamic Housing Association, whose main objective is to provide good quality housing and support services primarily to black and ethnic minority (BME) women, their families and others with similar needs in South London Boroughs. Ekaya also manages a 43-unit community nursery in Tulse Hill, South London. We strive to adopt a customer-centred and collaborative approach in all we do and create flexible teams that deliver.
With a view to improving our service provision to our customers, we are currently looking to appoint an Executive Assistant.

Executive Assistant

 37.5 hours / week (9.00am – 5.30pm)

Salary: £30,615 / annum

Location: Borough, London

We are looking for an extremely well organised and competent Executive Assistant to be the primary support for our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and to ensure that our CEO, Senior Management Team and Board are fully supported, plus providing administrative support across the organisation.

This role demands a strong sense of urgency and the ability to work independently on assignments with sound judgment. The successful candidate must possess excellent administrative, organisational, communications and planning skills, with a strong bias for action and the ability to multi-task effectively.

You will have a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information and professionalism in dealing with both internal and external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will enjoy a varied and busy workload and will ensure that the organisation’s corporate services admin tasks are performed to a high standard along with providing excellent professional and confidential administrative support to the CEO, Senior Management Team and the Board.

Some occasional evening meetings attendance will be required.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Providing excellent personal and executive assistant support to the CEO, including managing the CEO’s diary.
  • Being the first point of contact for customers before they make contact with the CEO.
  • Supporting the Senior Management team and the Board with administration tasks they require.
  • Attending Board meetings and away days and taking minutes of meetings, where required.
  • Preparing packs for Board meetings.
  • Being responsible for office organisation, dealing with correspondence and scheduling meetings/events.
  • Contributing to developing, communicating and enacting the strategies and priorities for the Association.

Other Requirements

  • Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK

Our Expectations

At Ekaya everyone is expected to make a difference. You must be adaptable, show initiative, have strong problem solving skills and confidence in your own ability. Above all, you must have the desire to grow with us as we move forward. If you are up for the challenge, are determined and focused, a natural at building relationships then this could your ideal role.

Come and work with Ekaya

Ekaya offers an excellent Benefits Package including…

  • the chance to join our great team and play a key role in delivering a high-quality property and housing service to our residents
  • the opportunity to develop in an exciting, growing business
  • 25 days’ holiday plus public holidays
  • Health Benefits
  • 24hr access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Training & Development

Ekaya is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding.

Closing Date: Friday, 27th April 2018 at 5:30 pm
Interview Date for shortlisted Candidates: Wednesday, 9th May 2018

How to Apply

If you are interested in the above post, please apply by submitting an application form and a cover letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and requirements of the roles. We recommend that you refer to the job description, person specification and competency framework, which can be found by visiting www.ekaya.co.uk/join-ekaya.

Applications may be sent to Human Resources, Ekaya Housing Association, First Floor, 291-299 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JG or via e-mail to recruitment@ekaya.co.uk

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Nana Amfo, Corporate Services Manager on 02070911804


Ekaya Housing Association reserves the right to amend the closing date.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Ekaya Housing Association is a diverse organisation that respects differences in race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, background or personal circumstances – we welcome all applicants. We want everyone to feel valued and included at Ekaya and to be able to achieve their full potential. Ekaya is opposed to any form of unlawful discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action, where appropriate.

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Our Competency Framework

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