Pro Bono Economics (PBE) helps charities and social enterprises understand their economic and social impact, so they can improve their overall effectiveness. We do this by enabling professional economists from the private and public sectors as well as academia to volunteer their skills to tackle some of the most pressing issues in society. We have worked with over 500 charities since our inception in 2009.
We are now embarking on an exciting new phase of development, as we grow the organisation to support more charities and build a new research and policy team. We are looking for a person to support PBE’s expansion by providing high quality support across the core operations and fundraising functions.
About the role
Reporting to the Operations and Finance Manager, the assistant will play a pivotal role in providing high-quality assistance across the executive team. The assistant will work across fundraising, finance, HR, IT and office management to help the CEO, the Operations and Finance Manager and the Director of Development. They will gain valuable experience within a small, hands-on and high-impact charity. The role is varied, with plenty of opportunity for development.
PBE value its employees and offers a generous annual leave policy (28 days per annum plus bank holidays).
Post type: Full-time, fixed term (24 months). Part-time and flexible arrangements will be considered
Reports to: Operations and Finance Manager
Main duties & tasks:
Operations and Finance (45%)
Managing staff timesheet, invoice and annual leave processes
Co-ordinating monthly payment run information through Receipt Bank and Xero
Managing mailboxes and acting as first port of call for external enquiries
Setting up board meetings and assisting with board papers
Acting as first point of escalation for IT issues
Overseeing recruitment and onboarding processes
Overseeing the smooth running of the office
Maintaining records in the Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) system
Co-ordinating fundraising dinners and events, including venue liaison and guest list management
Undertaking research prior to donor meetings and producing briefing documents
Corresponding with new and existing donors
Inputting into grant applications
Assisting other areas of the organisation as needed.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate with at least one year working in an office environment.
Ideal characteristics include:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work flexibly in a small team
Previously working in one of fundraising, HR, finance or IT
Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong time management skills, managing multiple tasks with competing priorities
Attention to detail and a focus on quality
A dedication to PBE’s focus on using an evidence-based approach to drive wellbeing improvements in the UK.
Desirable characteristics include:
Knowledge of using a CRM
Knowledge of Xero or Receipt Bank
Diary management experience
Skilled in dealing directly with very senior people
Undergraduate degree or equivalent knowledge gained in another environment
Charity sector experience
Interviews: To be held week commencing 30 March 2020
PBE is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity