Join us! We’re recruiting an Executive Assistant and Governance Manager

We're looking for an Executive Assistant and Governance Manager to join our team.

Job details


London – hybrid working


£37,024 to £39,872

Working hours

Full time



Closing date

July 30, 2024

We’re looking for a highly organised, dynamic and experienced individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, and who enjoys working closely with a high energy CEO and senior team, to join our organisation as Executive Assistant and Governance Manager 

Disclaimer: Applications without a covering letter will not be considered. All applicants must have the full legal right to work in the UK as the Foundation does not offer sponsorship at this time.  

About the role 

The Executive Assistant and Governance Manager post is a newly created role to support the CEO’s remit. The role offers a fantastic opportunity to be part of a dynamic team, focused on driving economic equality and opportunity for women across low and middle income countries, ultimately contributing to a fairer, more equal, more prosperous world.

The Executive Assistant and Governance Manager will be responsible for providing excellent, detailed and proactive administrative support to the busy CEO. This includes sophisticated and extensive diary management, travel logistics and email management for the CEO. It also includes liaison with Trustees, providing effective governance support to the Chair of Trustees, and for Board and Committee Meetings.

We are seeking a highly organised, dynamic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is experienced in this type of work which is often confidential in nature, and enjoys working closely with a high energy CEO and senior team. They will require excellent organisational skills and a strong attention to detail.

In this role you will be at the heart of an ambitious, inspiring organisation committed to advancing women’s economic empowerment, with a bold goal to reach one million women entrepreneurs by 2030.

For full information on this role, please download the job pack here.  

What the Foundation can offer you

  • A fantastic package of 28 days of annual leave (which includes three that must be taken during the festive break).  
  • An organisation that values you. As a smaller organisation, we value everyone’s individual perspective and voice and all team members are able to contribute to our strategic planning. 
  • Professional development, with career growth built into each staff member’s annual plan and a wide range of skills-building and learning opportunities provided. Each staff member has an annual £1,000 training budget. 
  • A positive, supportive and collaborative culture and leadership style. We encourage teamwork and open and honest communication, while maintaining a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where everyone can thrive. 
  • A focus on personal wellbeing and happiness, with regular team-building activities and line manager meetings that as well as your personal wellbeing.   

About the Foundation  

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women exists to create a future where women everywhere enjoy equal economic opportunities so they can thrive. Together with partners around the world, we work with women in low and middle income countries so they can start, sustain and grow successful enterprises. We collaborate to create fairer business environments so women are not constrained by gendered barriers and can reach their potential on their terms. 

Since 2008, our training and mentoring services have supported more than 250,000 women to build successful micro, small and medium enterprises in over 100 countries. By blending insights from research, strong partnerships and pioneering technology we open doors for women entrepreneurs to skills, confidence, networks, finance and markets. We press for change to stop millions of women being held back from having the choice and opportunity to thrive. 

Our gender transformative approach means women can  achieve their own economic objectives. They create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. They contribute to thriving, fair economies, and global economic justice. 

To find out more about our work, you can read our latest annual report here, and read our 2023-2026 organisational strategy ‘Ready for Business’ here.   

How to apply 

To apply, please download the job pack and send us the following:  

  • Covering letter addressing relevant experience for the role (one A4 page maximum). When writing your cover letter, please refer to the job description, focussing on the essential and desirable criteria. 
  • Current CV (two A4 pages maximum). 

All applicants should have the legal right to work in the UK prior to applying.   

Please send your application, or any questions you might have, to by 09:00 BST, Tuesday 30 July 2024. 

Interviews will be held with the CEO and COO on 5 and 6 August. Second interviews will be held with the CEO and Chair in early September.

The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position. Please let us know if you have any access requirements that you would like us to be aware of during this process. 

For information purposes, we request that you complete the Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) monitoring form when you submit your application. This is not mandatory but supports the Foundation with its EDI goals and objectives. All information is private, and we abide by stringent GDPR and data processing management systems. The link is available here: 

Due to the large number of applications we receive, please note that you will only be contacted should we wish to invite you to interview. 

Thank you for your interest in the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. We look forward to receiving your application.