Projects and Research Assistant to the CEO

07 Aug 2017
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Across the globe, an estimated eight million children live in orphanages and institutions. Most are there for a complex combination of reasons - poverty, disability, and a lack of access to health, education and social services. More than 80% of these children are not orphans, but have at least one living parent. They are deprived of the close, loving engagement that a family provides; their physical, intellectual and emotional development is harmed; and they are exposed to significant risk of abuse and neglect. These are some of the world's most disadvantaged children.

Lumos is an international NGO founded by J.K. Rowling working to end the institutionalisation of children globally by 2050. We believe this is a solvable problem and we have developed a model of 'deinstitutionalisation' to support countries to reform child care and protection systems. Lumos works with governments, UN agencies, civil society, and other partners to replace institutions with family and community-based services that provide children with access to health, education, and social care tailored to their needs. This support enables families to provide the care their children need to develop to their full potential.

As Lumos expands globally we need a range of skilled professionals to work in our diverse and international team to champion the rights of all children to grow up within a loving family. We are now seeking a dynamic Projects & Research Assistant to the CEO to join the team.

Projects and Research Assistant to the CEO
Salary: Circa GBP32,000 per annum
Full-time, permanent
Stratford, London

Working closely with the CEO, you will be responsible for producing high quality research, publications, presentations and briefings and managing key strategic relationships on the CEO's behalf.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be an energetic, well organised self-starter, capable of working on your own initiative and with experience of undertaking research and preparing presentations and briefings in a pressurised environment. You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work across our international teams and manage relationships with international partners. Ideally, you should also have some experience of children's issues within an international organisation.

Closing Date: 21st August 2017
Stage 1 Interviews: 30th August 2017
Stage 2 Interviews: 6th September 2017

To apply please submit the following documents:

A supporting statement highlighting how your skills and experience meet the person specification (one page maximum)
Your CV, stating your current salary details. (two pages maximum)
Details of two referees, including a recent employer (to be consulted at the later stage of recruitment)

For further information about this role including a job description please click on the Apply on Website button.

With a view to minimising our administration costs, unfortunately we are only able to contact those candidates that have been shortlisted for interview.

Lumos is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.
Lumos is an equal opportunities employer.
Lumos requests no agencies please.

All applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK.