We’re hiring: Junior Administration & Communications Executive

The Noakes Foundation seeks to appoint a junior Administration & Communications Executive. This role is to support the overall administration of the foundation and work closely with some of the senior team members.

Role responsibilities include:

  • Support general administration of the business
  • Responding to social media and email enquiries
  • Supporting ad hoc website updates
  • Manage diaries, travel and speaking engagements for the senior team
  • Research funding and fundraising opportunities for the Foundation and Eat Better South Africa
  • Support events planning, accounting, and administration
  • Attend key team and other meetings and take and distribute minutes and actions to the team involved
  • Manage books, product samples and general stock take and control of foundation material and assets
  • Support with the general smooth running of the foundation including the communications with our interns and other staff
  • Support staff with administrative tasks
  • Actively seeking fundraising opportunities for the foundation and generating fund raising leads, events or other creative ideas
  • Processing applications for online courses: establish eligibility, verify eligibility, send info pack and invoice, follow up
  • Enrolling students, troubleshooting issues with the course
  • Course development & customer support
  • Sales & marketing support – campaign planning and execution, conferences, advertisements etc

Required attributes:

  • Two or more years experience as a PA or communications Exec in a busy office
  • Skillfully anticipate and proactively provide top class administrative and HR support where needed
  • Strong relational and communication skills (phone and email)
  • Good command of English and possibly one other language
  • Ability to see the big picture and understand/talk about nutrition, health and the medical sector
  • A willingness to learn about nutrition and low carb eating as well as attendance at an online training
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Articulate, professional and courteous at all times
  • Proficient in all MS word packages including PowerPoint and basic excel
  • Good writing and copy editing skills

Role start date: 1 May 2019

Salary: Negotiable

Place of work: Cape Town – Office and home-based 

Terms: One year contract subject to a three month trial period

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to jana@thenoakesfoundation.org


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