Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive

Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum (depending on experience) 
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week
Deadline: Tuesday 18 June 2024
Location: Central London (N1 7JE), with minimum of two days in the office (Wednesdays are set office days)

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About CIHT 

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) is a charity, learned society, membership body and leading voice for those who work in the transport and infrastructure sector.

CIHT is the home for all people working in highways and transportation infrastructure. CIHT members come from within the private, public and academic sectors.

We champion equality, diversity and inclusion. We work with employers to encourage people from all backgrounds to choose a career in our sector.

CIHT works with our members to improve the standard of practice across the fields of highways, transportation and infrastructure. We are the lead voice of the highways and transportation profession in the UK and globally.


About the job

Reporting to the Chief Executive, this role’s key objectives are to:

  • Provide comprehensive and effective executive support including administrative, organisational and business support to the CE
  • Ensure that the President/Presidential Team has the underlying support and organisation to carry out its functions effectively
  • Maintain confidentiality, use discretion and sound judgement in undertaking all areas of responsibilities
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In return, the successful candidate will benefit from an excellent package, work flexibility in a leading membership organisation, the package includes:

  • 27 days’ holiday + bank holidays
  • Flexible working and autonomy
  • Contributory pension & life assurance
  • Benefits package

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 18 June at 5pm

Interviews will be held week commencing 24 June.

Due to the high volume of enquiries that we receive, we can only respond to applicants who we wish to invite for interview. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

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Equality and diversity statement  

CIHT is committed to equality and diversity in its role as an employer, valuing the benefit a diverse workforce brings. It is our intention not to discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Our values 

An effective, high-performing and ethically focused Institution that has integrity, acts impartially and strives to do the right thing, in a fair and responsible way. 

An accessible Institution that values equality, diversity and inclusion by supporting all our members, regions and national groups, committees and panels.  

A membership body that engages with our stakeholders, supports common interests and informs and influences decision-makers.  

An ambitious and innovative Institution committed to positive change.  

How we value our people  

We are committed to supporting employees’ learning and development. Ensuring every employee has a learning and development plan is part of our annual performance development process.

Working environment

We are a friendly team located in central London, close to transport links, in a well-resourced light and airy building.

Wellbeing support

We provide a range of benefits to support staff wellbeing: employee assistance programme (post probation), assistance with eye care costs (post probation) and opportunity to apply for flexible working hours. We also provide staff with free tea and coffee while in the office.

Pension and life assurance provision

All employees are eligible for the statutory provision, and additionally we provide a good pension scheme with 8% employer contributions (employee contribution is minimum 5%). The CIHT has a life assurance policy for all current employees.

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