- Job Title: Executive Assistant
- Reporting To: Governance and Strategy Manager
- Salary: Competitive
- Contract: Permanent
Power to Change is an independent charitable trust that supports community businesses in England, endowed by the National Lottery Community Fund (previously the Big Lottery Fund).
Power to Change backs people to grow community businesses that directly benefit their local area. In just six years, we’ve helped double the number of community businesses in England to over 11,000 through innovative funding, support programmes and research.
No one understands a community better than the people that live there. Run by local people, trading for the benefit of local people, community businesses provide the services that neighbourhoods need to make them thrive.
Our vision and mission
Our overall vision is ‘powerful communities, better places,’ which we will deliver by pursuing our mission to ‘strengthen the community business sector’. Our 2021-25 strategy sets out how we will go about pursuing this vision and mission.
To harness opportunities Growing and diversifying the community business movement is critical to its survival. We want to create the conditions and work with community businesses themselves to ensure a more diverse base of people can be involved in community business in different ways, from being board members and employees to volunteers, shareholders and customers. In particular, we want to ensure that we lower barriers for disadvantaged communities to develop community business ideas so that together we can build a more equitable movement.
To increase engagement The world is changing, and community business can be at the heart of local solutions. We need to continue to build the case for the positive economic, social and environmental impacts of community business, and act as a catalyst to unlock the resources of government, the wider public sector, other funders and the private sector to grow the community business movement and deepen its impact. We will build the exemplars and evidence that can give others confidence to invest in community business.
To build capacity Community business leaders need the skills, knowledge and capabilities to thrive for the long term and build up their power. We will build their capacity to do so now and in the future. We also want to identify new market opportunities and routes to market such as digital that can support income generation and diversification for community businesses, building resilience over time.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Executive Assistant to join our small People and Governance Team. You will provide full secretarial support to the CEO and Leadership Team (comprising of 5 Directors) and will oversee all diary management and travel coordination on their behalf. Acting as a first point of contact for our Board members, you will manage all Board and Committee meetings including oversight and dissemination of Board and Committee papers. As a member of the People and Governance Team, you will also manage the internal Power to Change calendar as well as our general inquiries and complaints inboxes.
You will be working closely with other like-minded passionate professionals in our organisation to build the profile of a movement that will change the face of the country.
Governance and Strategy Manager