Executive Assistant (maternity cover)

We’re looking for maternity cover (9 months with possible extension) for our Executive Assistant to support our CEO and two Directors who has excellent attention to detail, a strong sense of initiative, approachable manner and shares our values.

Job details


Hybrid - home-based and at ORTUS, Denmark Hill



Hours of work




Closing date

October 31, 2023

The role

Are you looking for a new challenge, a place you’ll be valued, and a team you can make an impact on to achieve common goals? Can you communicate effectively and work with a senior team and senior external stakeholders?

We’re looking for maternity cover (9 months with possible extension) for our Executive Assistant, to support our CEO and two Directors. You’ll share our values, have excellent attention to detail, a strong sense of initiative and an approachable manner.

A big focus of the role is logistical planning, so you’ll support the CEO, Director of Finance & Operations, and Director of Fundraising & Communications to prioritise, forward plan, manage diaries and prep for meetings. We’re a small team at an exciting stage of development, so you’ll get exposure to the strategic overview of the charity and insight into managing teams, fundraising and charity operations. You’ll quickly see the impact you can make within the team and what we’re working to achieve as a charity.

Key details

We are based in our vibrant offices in ORTUS, Denmark Hill, a great place to work and hold events.

We offer a friendly working culture, with the following benefits for our staff (just to name a few):

  • Hybrid working, 2-3 days spent with the team at ORTUS/onsite each week and 2-3 days at home/offsite.
  • 25 days annual leave, with a further one day after 3 years’ service and a further one day after 5 years’ service. Plus, additional non-working office closure days over the Christmas period.
  • Pension scheme with up to 6% employer contribution, subject to a minimum 3% employee contribution.

As a charity, we welcome and value diverse experiences, voices and perspectives, particularly those who come from minoritised communities and/or have direct experience of living with mental illness or a carer for someone living with mental illness.

Find out more and ask us about the role

Join our anonymous ‘Ask us Anything’ webinar on Thursday 26th October from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm to really “ask us anything” about the role and understand our values. Email to find out more and register your place.

How to apply

Maudsley Charity removes bias from the recruitment process to ensure fairness. This is done by initially asking interested applicants to answer three competency-based questions – these will be anonymously scored by the panel. You’ll still need a CV to have productive conversations with the Harris Hill Consultant, but CVs will be reviewed by the charity if you score well on the questions.

View the role on the Harris Hill website to find out more and apply.

Closing date for applications:  31st October 2023

Interviews: Wednesday 22nd November (face to face, at ORTUS, Denmark Hill)

If you would like to receive further information and discuss this role, please email: Emma Stone