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Opportunities at head office

Executive Assistant and HR Administrator

  • £26,000 per annum.
  • Permanent, full time (37.5 hours).
  • Application deadline: 9am on Wednesday 4 September.
  • Interview date: Wednesday 11 September.

About the role

We’re looking for a dynamic and highly motivated graduate to join our team. The Executive Assistant and HR administrator provides a high level of executive support to the Co-Chief Executives (who job share) and Finance and Operations Director, and will play a vital role in the successful operation of Think Ahead. This is a great opportunity for any graduate looking to gain experience in the charity sector, specifically the mental health and social work fields.

This is a wide-ranging role that will see you involved in a variety of activities, including  providing effective diary management and high-quality administrative support to the Co-Chief Executives, maintaining and controlling the HR policies and procedures,  researching and analysing data, and producing reports and presentations.

This is a vital role at the heart of Think Ahead, working with the Co-Chief Executives and the Finance and Operations Director to maintain the smooth and effective running of the charity, ensuring that we are efficient and well organised in everything that we do. We are seeking a personable and professional person with excellent communication skills, able to work in a busy environment and prioritise workloads and meet deadlines.

If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll join a high-performing and evolving charity with a dynamic atmosphere and have opportunities to get involved in a number of different areas and activities.

About Think Ahead

At Think Ahead, we want to see a society where everyone with mental health problems can flourish. That won’t happen unless people can improve their social circumstances. To drive positive change, we created the Think Ahead programme: a new route into mental health social work for remarkable graduates and career-changers. It has become one of the country’s most competitive graduate schemes, with high-profile support across the political spectrum, extensive media coverage, and more than 24 applications for each place on the programme.

Think Ahead is committed to equality of opportunity, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

To find out more please download the information pack, or alternatively you can email quoting the job title.

To apply for the role you will need to download the application form, complete it and send it by email to or by post to Think Ahead, 344-354 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8BP. Please also complete Think Ahead’s equal opportunities monitoring form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications and equal opportunities forms is 9am on Wednesday 4 September 2019. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 11 September.