The Royal Society for Asian Affairs (founded 1901) is a London-based learned society. The Society runs an annual programme of lectures, conferences and other events, mostly but not entirely in London, and publishes the journal Asian Affairs. The Society is seeking a capable, part-time administrator to help run its activities, digital media and accounts. If appointed you will be one of a small part-time team, working directly for the Secretary (CEO) of the Society with two other Assistant Secretaries and a number of volunteers and contract staff. The key elements of the role will be:
- event administration (venue bookings, lecture and conference administration, schools liaison);
- digital media (building the Society's digital media presence, promoting the Society's activities externally particularly towards young professionals);
- accounts (reconciling the Society's books against bank statements, assisting the Society's external bookkeepers in the production of quarterly accounts);
- minute-taking at a range of committees and producing timely and accurate records;
- general office administration as necessary.
Hours can be worked flexibly and, subject to agreement, some working from home may be possible. The Society is changing and details of the role are likely to evolve over time as new activities and methods of working are introduced.
Good interpersonal skills will be important. The role involves working collaboratively in a small office with volunteers as well as permanent staff. The ability to work at times independently and with limited supervision will also be significant.
Good general IT skills are essential. Familiarity with the accounts programme "Xero" would be an advantage but training will be available as necessary.
More information about the Society and its activities is available on our website at rsaa.org.uk.