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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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  • Governance & Executive Assistant to the CEO

    The role

    The core of this role is providing exceptional executive support to the CEO. This is a high profile role which involves working closely and interacting with the personal assistants/offices of the Advisory Council and The Elders. This role is also responsible for managing and providing support in all areas of the governance of the charity.

    About you

    This person will have experience in an executive or personal assistant role at a high level, ideally within a related field (international development/UN/government). A commitment to the mission and values of The Elders is essential. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator, both verbal and written and able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously. This person will be competent at strategic planning and reporting to fulfill their governance responsibilities.

    The successful individual will enjoy working within a small mission-driven, service-oriented environment and be able to demonstrate exceptional organisational skills and manage confidential matters with the utmost discretion. In this international environment having a second language would be advantageous.

    To apply

    To register your interest in this role, please submit your application at Prospectus by 26 June 2015.

    If you have any queries, please contact the Senior Appointments team at Prospectus directly on 020 7400 6373.

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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