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Jobs and opportunities

Office manager

Full time, permanent post

Salary: £26,000

Location: Central London

Please note this position has been readvertised and previous applicants need not apply.

About the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT)

CHECT is a small but growing UK-wide charity for families and individuals affected by retinoblastoma. Established for more than 25 years, the charity provides support and information, funds research and raises public awareness of this rare cancer. We also seek to influence policy to improve diagnosis, treatment and follow up experiences for those affected. Our current streams of work include developing support services for teenagers and young people and raising awareness of this devastating cancer amongst frontline healthcare professionals.
About the role: We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced office manager to join our friendly and professional team of four full-time and four part-time staff. This is an incredibly busy and varied but highly rewarding role and will provide you with an excellent opportunity to assist CHECT in further expanding services and achieving our strategic aims.


The wide scope of the role ranges from general office management and writing thank you letters, to writing articles for our newsletter and organising national events. It carries a significant level of responsibility and you will be reporting directly to the Chief Executive.


As manager of this extremely busy office with operational responsibility for the effectiveness and efficiency of the office you would be a key player in the success of the whole team.


About you: An experienced office manager with exceptional administrative and organisational skills, you will have the ability to manage a large and varied workload and juggle competing priorities.


You will have a friendly and professional manner and will be equally able to both deal with unsolicited sales calls and be supportive to distressed parents. You will also be highly organised and confident in negotiating with other organisations and suppliers.


Your oral, written and digital communication skills will be excellent and you will be competent in using a database to run reports.


You will be a highly proactive person who thinks ahead to anticipate problems and deals with them before they happen. You will seek out new opportunities for the charity and negotiate hard to get the best deals.


For further information about the post please refer to the job description and person specification. To apply, please send your CV and a written statement outlining why you feel you are suited to this particular role and objectively match your knowledge and experience to the requirements for this post as outlined in the person specification. Send by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via post to: Administrator, Childhood Eye Cancer Trust, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BB.

Please note this post has been readvertised. Applications invited until further notice.

Updated August 14, 2014.