Executive and Communications Assistant

Reference number: 45257

Title: Executive and Communications Assistant

Location: King's Cross, London

Salary: Circa £29,300 per annum (Inc. London allowance)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time

Closing date: Sunday 16 May 2021

Interview date: Monday 24 May 2021

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense International has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team as an Executive and Communications Assistant. This full time position will initially be homeworking, but will be based at our head office in King’s Cross, London, post pandemic. 

In this new role, you will work with our Director and Head of Fundraising to support Sense International's global team. This will include:

  • Diary management, travel and meeting arrangements, organising and preparing meetings, and taking minutes.
  • Developing communication materials and digital content, including case studies, online newsletters, website copy and social media to promote the impact of projects.
  • Supporting the development and delivery of events, including parliamentary meetings, fundraising events, conferences and webinars.

As our Executive and Communications Assistant you will be in a unique position to support the work of Fundraising, Programme, and International teams in an organisation with a high level engagement. This role will give the successful candidate a fantastic range of experience in the International Development sector.

Key skills and experience

  • Experience of working as a personal or executive assistant to a Chief Executive or Director.
  • Strong communication skills and confidence when engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of producing digital content and communication materials.
  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills, with the ability to effectively manage conflicting priorities.
  • Strong IT skills, including the use of the full Microsoft Office suite.

For a full job description and person specification please see the link below.

About Sense International

Sense International is an international development NGO dedicated to ensuring children and young people with deafblindness and multi-sensory impairment live full and active lives.  Sense International supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Romania, Peru, India, Bangladesh and Nepal, and works on sensory screening and early intervention, inclusive education, vocational / livelihoods, advocacy and capacity building. 

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the us on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@senseorg.uk.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. 


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)