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Executive Assistant

The deadline to apply for this position has now closed. We are currently reviewing applications and will be in touch with successful candidates regarding the next stage. We received a large number of applications for this position and so, unfortunately, will not be able to reply to individuals who have been unsuccessful.

Good Law Project’s mission is to achieve change through the law. We defend, define and change the law to protect the environment, uphold democracy and ensure no one is left behind. We hold government and others to account through challenges in the courts and through campaigning for positive change.  

We are a small and young organisation but we have been expanding quickly, with increasingly prominent and successful legal cases. We had a primary role in overturning the prorogation of Parliament in 2019 and throughout COVID have been shining a light on the government’s award of PPE contracts and jobs to their friends and associates. More recently we have successfully taken the Government to court for its inadequate climate change strategy.

We raise funds directly from the public for our work in the public interest and operate on a not-for-profit basis. We are brave, honest and decisive – those are Good Law Project’s values. We recognise the value of our employees, individually and collectively.  We entrust our commitment and investment in their welfare. Together, we can make a change.

We are now looking for an Executive Assistant.

The full job description, personal specification, Good Law Project values and structure chart is located at the end of this job pack.

You will report to the Chief of Staff and have regular, planned meetings with the Executive Director. You can see how the role fits into the current Good Law Project team at the end of this job pack. 

Salary: £38,000 per annum (pro rata for part-time) with generous benefits including enhanced pension contribution, 25 days annual holidays plus public holidays 

Hours: 35 per week over 5 days Monday to Friday 

Contract type: Permanent

This is a full-time role however we would be willing to consider flexible options. 

Location: Working primarily from our office in central London (subject to any COVID-19 restrictions) with options for some flexibility to work from home

About the role

To provide a confidential high quality personal administrative support service to the Executive Director and Chief of Staff – including ad hoc research as required, helping both to ensure their day-to-day activities are effectively supported and managed – and support the efficient running of Good Law Project in line with Good Law Project’s strategic objectives.

How to apply: Please send us one 3-page document consisting of:

  • your CV (max one page) 
  • your covering letter of no more than two pages outlining:
    • why you are interested in the role
    • how you meet the requirements
    • what motivates you to work at Good Law Project
    • how your skills and experience would make you a suitable candidate for this role
    • whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not
    • That you have suitable facilities and space to be able to work from home safely should that be an option (excluding IT kit which Good Law Project will provide)
    • Where you found out about the job opportunity 
    • include details of two referees
    • Your availability during the week commencing 12 September 2022 for an interview via Zoom and a second interview during the week commencing 19 September at our office in central London

We ask all candidates to send their 3-page document to using the subject heading, “Executive Assistant”.  The deadline for application is 11.59pm on 5 September 2022.

Interview details: We intend to hold interviews in person for short-listed candidates during the week commencing 12 September with second interviews the following week. If you cannot make these dates, please let us know in your cover letter. It’s important that you check your junk mail for emails from Good Law Project as well as your main inbox.

Encouragement of equal opportunity and reasonable adjustments: We welcome and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability (physical or learning), LGBT or relationship status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or social class. We particularly welcome applications from racialised ethnic groups and/or those with lived experiences of disadvantage. 

We guarantee to interview all applicants who consider themselves to have a disability provided they meet the essential criteria for the role.  If this applies to you, please flag that you have a disability in your cover email and we will contact you to check if there are any adjustments or special arrangements that you need to help you with either the application process or for an interview.

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