Senior Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer (SEA to CEO)

We are seeking an exceptional and talented individual to carry out the critical role of Senior Executive Assistant to the CEO within a well-established, dynamic, global conservation charity. You will join us at a time of transition, with FFI’s current CEO stepping down midway through 2023 and recruitment for FFI’s new CEO now underway. Your responsibilities will include providing comprehensive executive support to the CEO, supporting the CEO in the management of key relationships, managing CEO projects, and facilitating the nexus between the CEO and all facets of the organisation. You will play a key role in ensuring a cohesive and effective CEO team, and will provide oversight of the CEO office.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills enabling you to develop positive, productive work relationships, as well as the ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and act with tact and diplomacy at all levels. You will have the ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and have sound judgement on sensitive, confidential, urgent issues, whilst working under minimal supervision and in a fast-paced environment. You will be used to joining the dots and making appropriate connections, ensuring that people have the right information at the right time. Outstanding organisational and time management skills, a methodical, efficient approach, and a real attention to detail are essential for this role. International experience and good experience working in a similar role at a similar level are essential, as well as a commitment to FFI’s values and mission.

In return, we offer the opportunity to work for a ground-breaking organisation at the forefront of global conservation, with generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance, life insurance and salary exchange schemes.  Our offices are located in The David Attenborough Building in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.


This job is closed on 26 February 2023.

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