Chair and Executive Support Officer (0109)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have great interpersonal and communication skills, a proactive approach to problem solving and a positive ‘can-do’ attitude?


Do you have experience giving high level business support to senior stakeholders – including diary management and organising agendas, papers and minutes for high level meetings?


If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you.


The Role


We are looking for a Chair and Executive Support Officer to be part of the Chief Executive Office team – a dynamic, busy team right at the heart of Oxfam GB.  You’ll give high level business support to our Chair of Trustees and Head of Governance – playing a vital role in ensuring Oxfam GB runs efficiently with a clear strategic direction and robust plans to achieve our goals. 


You will deal with a wide range of external and internal contacts, using good judgement and diplomacy. The role offers plenty of variety from project managing the regular Board and Leadership Team meetings and organising Trustee recruitment and induction to arranging Trustee visits to some of the countries where Oxfam runs humanitarian and development programmes.


What we are looking for


Our next Chair and Executive Support Officer will need a proven track record in the successful provision of support services working with senior stakeholders, including diary management and experience of organising meeting agendas and papers, attending meetings to record minutes including decisions and actions agreed, and basic meeting management.


You’ll have the ability to organise multiple tasks and prioritise to meet multiple deadlines.  You’ll also be able to build effective working relationships across the organisation at all levels – with strong communication skills, both written and verbal. 


We offer


This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in a small, busy team at the heart of Oxfam GB – working closely with our Chief Executive, Chair of Trustees and Head of Governance.  We offer flexible working (including the ability to work from home as appropriate), fair pay and a competitive benefits package.


Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


How to apply  


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

About us


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


  • Location:
  • Hours:
  • Salary:
    Up to £27,000 gross per annum, depending on experience
  • Region:
    CEO Office
  • Job Family:
    Business Support / Admin
  • Division:
    CEO Office
  • Job Type:
    Open ended
  • Closing Date:
    11 August 2019
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