Personal Assistant and Office Manager – Maternity Cover


About the role

An exciting opportunity has come up within this ambitious charity to play a key role in helping Duchenne UK further its work to find effective treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

We are recruiting for maternity cover for our Personal Assistant and Office Manager. This is a great opportunity to join our small, friendly and passionate team to play a vital role in helping us achieve our mission. You can find out more about our work to end Duchenne here.


Role Impact

This is an all-encompassing role for an accomplished and confident Personal Assistant to support the Founders and Director of Research of an innovative and ambitious charity and oversee the management of the Duchenne UK office.

The successful candidate will be highly organised with strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build relationships with a wide variety of individuals, internally and externally. Reliability and a can‐do, proactive attitude is a must, along with having an outstanding commitment and sense of dedication to understanding, fulfilling and anticipating the principles’ and office’s needs and priorities.

The Personal Assistant and Office Manager will report to the Finance Manager and work alongside the Managing Director, CEO and Director of Research and Development.


Job Description

More information on the role can be found in the full job description here.


Applying for this role:

Please send us a copy of your CV. In addition, please answer the following questions, with a maximum of 300 words per question. You can send us a short film with your answers if you prefer or let us know if you would like to give us this information in a different way.

  1. Please tell us why you would like to work for DUK.
  2. In the job description, we have highlighted a range of experiences and skills we think we need. Please describe how you have demonstrated three of these. Please give us practical examples. It’s ok to use experiences from outside of paid work, including experiences you may have had in your personal life.
  3. If you think you have other qualities, we have not mentioned but which you think suit this role, please let us know. We want to know some of the things you have done and the experiences you’ve had, and what you think they have taught you.
  4. Tell us one thing that really excites you about this role. 

Please email your applications to [email protected] by 5pm Friday 31 May 2024.

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis from 3 June 2024. Second-stage interviews will be confirmed in due course.

Start date July/August 2024 depending on availability of the candidate.