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Join the Team

We are a UK registered Christian charity with a friendly, inclusive culture and a warm working atmosphere, whose aim is to engage with people’s heartfelt questions about the Christian faith and explain the hope that the Gospel brings.  Successful candidates would be expected to take part in the devotional life of the organisation and to be in sympathy with our aims and ethos.  Due to organisational growth and development the Trust are currently recruiting for:

  • Personal Assistant to EMEA Regional Director (full time – 37.5 hours per week, attracts an annual salary within the range of £18,000 to £24,000 plus other benefits)

We have a wonderful opportunity for a highly organised personal assistant to join our UK based team. The role is to provide a support service to the Regional Director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East and support for Regional Associates.

Your main responsibilities would include:

  • Day-to-day complex diary management and coordinating international travel, venues and itineraries
  • Managing email and other communication on behalf of the Regional Director, with internal and external contacts
  • Providing support in research, engagement in social media appropriate with the Regional Directors work
  • On-going and new projects as agreed with the Executive Director

To be successful in this role you will have experience in an office environment and it is highly desirable that you also have experience as a Personal Assistant or similar role.  You will also have excellent organisational skills with experience of dealing with conflicting priorities.  Experience of diary management, coordinating meetings and organising logistics would also be highly advantageous.

You will be expected to work on your own initiative, therefore the ability to work with minimal supervision  is essential for the role and  experience of using social media in a work based environment  would also be an significant advantage. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, be well versed in managing significant levels of communication with a broad range of individuals and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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  • Personal Assistant to Executive Director (full time -37.5 hours per week, attracts an annual salary within the range of £20,000 to £24,000 plus other benefits)

We also have an exciting opportunity for an experienced personal assistant to provide a support service to the Executive Director and for the international operational activities.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating projects and the delivery of strategic objectives
  • Providing operational support to the Country Directors
  • Financial support including budgets, forecasts and regular transactions.
  • Arranging Board meetings
  • Coordinating international travel, venues and itineraries
  • On-going and new projects as agreed with the Executive Director

To be successful in this role you will have experience in an office environment and it is highly desirable that you also have experience as a Personal Assistant or similar role. Experience of diary management, coordinating meetings and organising logistics would also be highly advantageous.

A high level of numeracy and database experience is essential for the role and experience of Oracle PeopleSoft would also be an advantage. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, be well versed in managing significant levels of communication and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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  •  OCCA Tutors’ Assistant (full time – 37.5 hours per week, attracting an annual salary within the range of £18,000 to £22,000) to Start  in Summer 2015

We have a unique and exciting opportunity for a candidate to join our team, providing administrative and research support for our Tutors in the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.  The postholder  assisting at our Tutors as speaking engagements and events run by the Trust and by its academic arm the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.  They will also provide day to day more general administrative support to the tutors and will be expected to get involved in research too (this will account for about 5% of the role).  Sympathy  with the Trust key aims, values and ethos are therefore essential for this role as you would be expected to represent OCCA and the Trust at public events.

It’s a role which requires a good level of education to graduate level, ideally with some previous experience of research, good writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills.     The successful candidate is likely to be an enthusiastic individual who has experience or an understanding of an academic setting.  They will be highly organised and efficient in their approach to prioritisation and able to use their own initiative to problem solving: the role will require them to work with minimal supervision and dealing with conflicting priorities. Experience in the use of social media and website content editing would also be highly desirable.  A willingness to travel and a driving license would also be very advantageous.

And in return for your skills and commitment? We offer a friendly and welcoming team atmosphere in refurbished offices in a central Oxford location and offer excellent benefits including pension, childcare vouchers and generous annual leave.

 

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Applications/Further Information:

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@rzim.eu or to the postal address below, explaining your reasons for applying and how your skills, knowledge and experience match the role requirements.  You should also include the full contacts for two referees; please note that unless you state otherwise in your letter or CV, we will assume that you are happy for us to approach your referees at any stage.  Please also be aware that as part of the recruitment process all candidates would be expected to provide evidence of your existing right to work in the UK, in line with current legislation.

For further enquiries about the role please call 01865 302900 in the first instance.

Postal applications:
Kate Shawcross, HR Coordinator, RZIM Zacharias Trust, 76 Banbury Road,
 Oxford, OX2 6JT