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Assistant to the Managing Director - Fat Beehive

We are seeking a highly organised and proactive Assistant to support the Managing Director (MD). The successful candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of executive functions, coordinating projects, and facilitating communication within the organisation and with external partners.

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Job description

Job Title: Assistant to the Managing Director
Unit/department: Central
Accountable to: Managing Director
Hours 35 hours a week
Salary £30K plus £4K London Weighting 

Job Summary

To provide executive support to the managing director on general administration, governance, marketing, and business development and coordinate administrative support for the wider team on HR, procurement, and general administration. Support the planning, administration, communication, reporting, and following up on the needs of the Managing Director by undertaking various tasks to support his vision, strategy, and tactics. 

You will be responsible for filtering and triaging inbound communications in accordance with business objectives and priorities and working with other departments to ensure on-time execution. The MD is passionate about diversity and inclusion and would welcome applications from underrepresented groups. 

Key duties & responsibilities

  • Act as ‘follow-up Manager’ across the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that a wide range of agreed actions are being executed
  • Assist in marketing activities, including assisting with regular thought pieces by the MD for promotion on social media.
  • Undertake research and data analysis (timesheets, financial, website analytics, etc)
  • Attend Senior Leadership Team meetings, off-site quarterly days and other strategic meetings to take notes and action points. Type notes, emails, presentations and reports; circulate and file information effectively.
  • Manage ISO, H&S, HR and BCorps systems, including annual audits and accreditations.
  • Working alongside our Sustainability Champions to identify and implement ways to reduce waste and increase efficiency throughout the business
  • Maintain administrative systems, database and Google Drive
  • Collaborate effectively with all staff, clients, and suppliers
  • Manage emails, information, and other communications; answer where possible – highlight and prioritise those that need MD attention
  • Plan and maintain MD’s calendar and recurring tasks, arrange appointments, organise and set agendas and action points for all his meetings
  • Book transport and accommodation as and when required

Qualifications and Experience

  • Previous EA experience at CEO/Director level
  • Exceptional organisational skills of self and others and ability to work without supervision
  • Maintain 100% confidentiality, demonstrate diplomacy and tactfulness
  • Use polished communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, to influence and persuade
  • Focus on business priorities and all functions to ensure client and other stakeholder satisfaction
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and manage conflicting priorities
  • Ability to take and record accurate notes/minutes in complex meetings
  • Accountable and committed to the task at hand
  • Constantly consider where we can ‘do better’ – be enterprising/proactive
  • With integrity, honesty and openness
  • Approachable to clients and colleagues
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills at all levels
  • Open to new ways of doing things
  • An ability to manage time and workload efficiently
  • Results-orientated and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done



To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to here.

Environmental sustainability

The post holder is required to minimise environmental impact in the performance of the role, and actively contribute to the delivery of the Fat Beehive environmental policy standards.

Equity, equality and diversity

Fat Beehive believes that equity and equality are basic human rights. We actively encourage and support diversity and inclusion and oppose all forms of discrimination based on age, disability, gender and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. 

Working pattern

The role should be carried out during standard working hours (9-5 or 10-6). This post is unsuitable for homework. The MD works from the office five days a week, and the person is expected to attend our office on Lant Street, London, most days. 


About Fat Beehive

Fat Beehive is a certified BCorps and has been listed in Campaign’s top 100 companies to work for within the U.K. four times.  We’re an enthusiastic, friendly team, and you get to work with our fantastic clients – all of which make a genuinely positive impact on our society.

We are nearly 50 people based in three locations and in all three offices we have created an environment where people want to come to work – one that engages them to give their best. We believe we get the best work when people support and engage with each other, so working from our office is expected. 

We’ve all chosen to work at Fat Beehive because all our clients are charities and we want to help them bring about positive social change. We are champions of diversity and inclusion and look beyond academic qualifications so if you don’t mind working hard and are prepared to always give your best then you will strive here. 

We don’t work for oil, mining, arms, banking and sweatshops. But we do work for charities that challenge these and more. Come join us.


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Profit share and quarterly performance bonus

27+ days annual leave

Fortnightly chair massage

2 volunteer days per year

Buy 5 extra holiday days each year

Family friendly and flexible employment

Matched pension contribution

Free Wednesday team drinks

Dental plan

Training budget

Death in service cover

Income protection

Transparent financial reporting

Fair work culture

Staff lunch once a month