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Office Administrator
Peace Direct

Job Description

Peace Direct is an international charity with a big mission: to work with local people to stop violence and build sustainable peace in some of the world's most conflict affected countries. More than that, we want to change the international system so that it better supports the role that local people and communities play in preventing violence and building and sustaining peace.

We are looking for a well organised person to keep our office and internal systems ticking over. Let's be honest: this isn't the world's most glamorous job but it is absolutely essential for the effective running of our office and organisation. We are a small organisation with just over 20 staff based in our London office and 7 in our US office. While we are all working remotely right now, we expect a return to the office in the second half of the year and this post will be responsible for ensuring that the London office runs smoothly. This involves ensuring all office supplies (stationery, food etc) do not run out, that all services (phones, cleaning, IT etc) are working effectively and that internal systems and processes (SharePoint, team meeting planning, minute taking, HR administration etc) are well organised and functioning as they should be. Around a third of your time will be spent supporting HR administration as this is an area we are keen to strengthen. We've found that the best people for this job are those that have strong organisational and communication skills, care about their colleagues and can handle multiple priorities without getting flustered.

While the post is based in our London office, we have closed our office due to Covid and do not expect to reopen it until summer at the earliest. Therefore the successful candidate will be expected to work from home initially.

Peace Direct strives to be a diverse and inclusive employer, with equality of opportunities regardless of personal identity, and we are committed to improving our systems and ways of working to support this, including creating a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) working group, DEI strategy and recruitment guidelines. We strongly encourage individuals from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and people with mental health challenges.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 7th March 2021. Only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered (we are not yet a Home Office sponsored employer so cannot consider applicants who don't already have the right to work in the UK). The Job Description is available on Peace Direct’s website and below. 

Peace Direct works hard to ensure its staff have a good work life balance and feel valued. Some of the benefits we have include:

  • 25 days annual leave not including the office closing between Christmas and New Year.
  • Stakeholder Pension with Peace Direct contributing 6%
  • An interest free season ticket loan for the purchase of a commuter season ticket
  • Flexible working hours
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption leave pay (12 weeks full pay, 12 weeks half pay)
  • Training budget available for all staff (we have secured ‘Investors in People’ accreditation and are committed to the development and support of all staff).
  • A warm and friendly work environment!

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