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The Elders is an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela in 2007, who work together for peace and human rights worldwide. The Elders are assisted by a small team based in London.

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  • Executive Support Officer

    This newly created position involves playing a key role in managing and providing support across our activities including human resource, administration and governance matters to help deliver our mission and values worldwide. Some overseas travel is likely to be involved.

    Supporting the Chief Executive, the Programme Director and the Chief of Staff your duties will involve managing diaries, organising meetings, venues, conference calls, responding to invitations and assisting with the setting up of international meetings with government and other officials. This pivotal role also includes the administration of programme initiatives, production of briefing papers and documents, HR administration/recruitment, maintaining databases and assisting with research. There is extensive liaison with high-profile individuals where strong written and verbal communications skills are needed, along with discretion.

    Previous experience in an Executive Assistant role dealing with high-profile and/or international individuals and institutions is essential. The successful candidate will be well educated, team spirited and possess diplomatic communication skills. A preference will be shown to those that have worked within the FCO/Royal Household/diplomatic service and languages are highly desirable.

    For more information and to apply, please visit Bentley Associates

The Elders are independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.

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