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Executive Assistant

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the EA to the CPO in London, UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

To develop and provide a proactive and comprehensive administration, information and support service to the Chief People Officer (CPO) and, as needed, other HR Leaders.

The role holder will provide professional and expert administrative support, including complex diary management and the organisation of travel itineraries, and internal and external meeting coordination.


  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role, preferably within an international environment
  • Understands the need for confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information and correspondence
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office with particular strengths in Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Good time management and coordination skills. Ability to plan ahead, devise and manage work plans, anticipate requirements, problems and obstacles
  • Sound judgement and an ability to effectively prioritise and juggle the requirements of multiple stakeholders in a constantly changing environment
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Maintain a calm disposition and positive outlook particularly when working under pressure
  • Proven ability in adopting a pro-active approach and offering solutions as appropriate
  • Experience of dealing with diary management and international travel arrangements
  • Experience of planning and organising meetings, with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, fluent in English, with an eye for detail
  • A positive, flexible and collaborative approach; ability to engage with a broad range of people at all levels, across different cultures and to act with confidence, credibility, discretion and diplomacy
  • Self- motivated with ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to work effectively at senior level, gaining trust and confidence with stakeholders
  • Thorough and trustworthy, takes pride in delivering high quality work and gives a high level of attention to detail
  • Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children.

We can offer circa £35,000 per annum (If based in UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role can be based in London or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location.

Where we Work - Where We Work | Save the Children International

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

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25 Jan 2023

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