Personal Assistant to The Director of Barnardo's Scotland (15435)

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,960 – £28,080
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd April 2023

  • Advertised from 15th March 2023
  • 36.25 hours per week. Permanent.
  • 15435


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Personal Assistant to the Director of Barnardo's Scotland. This role is permanent, full time with hybrid working between home and an office base in Edinburgh.

As the Personal Assistant, you will effectively manage the time and workload of the Director by supporting them with a wide range of administrative tasks. You will do this by proactively identifying and undertaking tasks and undertaking ad-hoc project work.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional organisational skills, the ability to produce agendas and minutes for key meetings and be able to communicate comfortably across multiple levels of the organisation. Project, time management and conference organisation skills would also be an advantage. This role will require you to be conscientious, self-motivated and pro-active whilst working with multiple stakeholders across the charity and externally.

If you feel like you have the skills that we are looking for, and you would like to work for a leading children's charity, please click on the ‘apply now' button below, and we will look forward to reviewing your application.

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible


The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.


  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Corporate University

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Application notes

Closing Date: 3 April 2023

Interview Date: w/c 17 April 2023

To find out more and to apply, please visit out website.