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Business Support Co-ordinator

We are looking for a dynamic Business Support Co-ordinator who will support the World Habitat team by undertaking a variety of tasks, including: arranging business travel, carrying out administrative duties, uploading content to our website, updating and utilising our CRM, arranging meetings/events, and also assist with a range of financial duties as required.

You will be joining us at an exciting time as we establish a new headquarters in Leicester.  You will be at the heart of managing this move and will have the opportunity to help us continue to improve the way we work. You will report to the Head of Finances and Resources and support her in the day to day running of the office. We are looking for someone who enjoys a variety of work, has excellent numeracy skills, can work on their own initiative and is able to plan their work effectively.

Due to the nature of our work, we require someone who is comfortable working with colleagues virtually and can build strong working relationships on and offline.

We are an international charity, made up of a dedicated team who work with people and projects all over the world to make positive action happen. At World Habitat we do not take sides, other than with what works and what is good. We find, support, share and celebrate those ideas and actions that have an overwhelmingly positive impact on individuals, families and communities. We want housing to be, not an investment, or a dream, but a basic right for everyone.

Our World Habitat Awards – organised in partnership with UN-Habitat – recognise and highlight innovative, outstanding and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programmes from across the world. Through our exChange Programme and our networks, we bring people and ideas together – from major global institutions and national governments to grass-roots organisations and local communities.

We champion those communities that take control of solving their own housing needs. We initiated and are now working with a number of cities to end street homelessness through the European End Street Homelessness Campaign.

World Habitat values diversity and aims to foster a diverse and inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates, so that our workforce can be a good reflection of the world we live in and communities we work with. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented throughout World Habitat. We are flexible and family friendly. We offer a 34.5 hour working week, flexible working arrangements, a generous pension, life cover and a competitive salary. We encourage career development with an appraisal system and opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills.

We have eleven members of staff.  In response to COVID-19, all staff are currently working from home and we do not anticipate opening our new office until the spring of 2021 at the earliest. As a result of the success of homeworking, we are currently looking at providing more flexible working – so all staff who are currently office based can have a balance of working in our office and homeworking. We also have two members of staff who are not based in our Leicester office.

Deadline for applications: 1 February at 10am (GMT).

Please complete and return the application form and the equal opportunities form to Ms Joanne Kovach at

Please note that we will only be able to provide feedback to those candidates who are shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us by 12 February, please assume you have, unfortunately, been unsuccessful this time.

Interviews will be held online on 19 February 2021.

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