Business Manager – Dogs Trust HQ, London

Are you an experienced Executive Assistant, Personal Assistant, or Executive Business Manager?  Do you have excellent planning and organisation skills, with the ability to manage conflicting demands effectively?

Dogs Trust are recruiting for a Business Manager to work closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO), managing their diary and emails, as well as providing support for the wider senior team.

About this job:

In this busy role you’ll:

  • act as the public face of the COO, confidently managing senior stakeholder engagement both internally and externally
  • provide proactive diary and inbox management
  • handle the flow of information, sometimes acting as a gatekeeper to ensure that the COO’s involvement in a project or decision-making process is at the right moment
  • commission and prepare high quality briefings and papers for the Executive Leadership Team, Council, Committees, and Board meetings as required.

About you:

To be successful in this role you will be an excellent communicator with previous experience in a similar position with the ability to work autonomously and within a team, exercising sound judgement and using your initiative.  You will be practical, proactive and calm under pressure, with excellent planning and organising skills and the ability to manage complex and highly confidential information.

About Dogs Trust: 

We love dogs. That’s why we do whatever we can to make sure every four-legged friend gets the love they deserve. We’ll never put a healthy dog down, so our work is focused on helping dogs in need, supporting owners every step of the walk, and creating a better world for dogs in the future. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1891 and how we’ve grown to become the UK’s leading dog charity, helping 12,000 loyal friends find their forever homes every year.

About the team:

The Business Manager sits within a newly created directorate which is responsible for handling the charity’s internal affairs, overseeing all financial, legal, and compliance functions.

First stage interviews will take place on 20th March and second stage will be on 11th April.

Our application process requires you submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role. Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive enough suitable interest, so to avoid disappointment early application is encouraged. 

Dogs are incredibly diverse, much like the humans that love them! At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we’re committed to fostering an inclusive culture.  We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce helps us to achieve our mission. Our colleague networks give our people a voice acting as vehicles for real and meaningful change within Dogs Trust.  We truly want to see every candidate shine throughout the entire job application process, interview stages, and during their time with us. If there’s anything on your mind or any adjustments you may need, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to send us an email at We’re here to support you every step of the way.

For further details please download the job description below:
Salary – £40,000 – £45,000 per year + benefits
Job Type – Contract – Maternity Cover
Hours per Week – 35
Closing Date – Sunday 17 March 2024


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