Efeca is hiring! Fabulous Business Administrator required

We are looking for a Business Administrator

Who are we looking for?

With an expanding programme of work, we are looking for a fabulous Business Administrator to come and work with us. Based in our Bournemouth office, the post would involve supporting our Director and Operations Director in their day-to-day roles as well as helping to run the office.

What do we do?

We analyse, monitor and evaluate data, write lots of reports, conduct research, facilitate industry roundtables, present at industry and government meetings, carry out interviews, plus lots more. We are at the heart of exciting initiatives such as the UK Soy Manifesto, the UK Sustainable Commodities Initiative and the Dorset Sustainable Palm Oil Community! We put policy and market requirements into practice, supporting policy dialogue, monitoring impacts on trade patterns often on complex, sensitive, confidential and often high-profile issues around deforestation-free agricultural commodities. Working in a small team, this role provides the right person with the opportunity to interact with clients, working at a level beyond that experienced in larger, less personable companies.

Who are we?

We are a small dynamic responsible sourcing natural resources company based in Bournemouth.  Providing specialised advice on responsible sourcing and sustainable trade and use within tropical forests and agricultural commodity supply chains including palm oil, soya, cocoa and timber, we have worked for well-known clients such as UK Government, The Bank of England, European Commission, Lidl, Sky, WWF and a raft of retailers.

We are B Corp certified, are a UK Living Wage employee, and are committed to Race to Zero.  Additionally, we are a Tropical Forest Alliance partner, a World Economic Forum preferred supplier, a UN Global Compact signatory, and an Accountability Framework initiative coalition member.

Who are you?

You are an organized person who wants to use your skills, then we think we might have the perfect job for you. Must be IT literate (Microsoft Office), preferably social media savvy (LinkedIn and X), and definitely willing to learn any skills that you might require.

If you are enthusiastic, willing to work independently and also to get stuck in, and want a job just 15 minutes’ walk away from the sea, send in your CV with a cover letter of why you would like to work with us.

What else do we offer apart from interesting work and a great team?

Ways of working

Flexible working

Let’s talk about the hours.  Ideally, this is a full-time position but for the right person, we can be flexible.

Full time for Efeca means 37.5 hours a week.  However, we try not to be a 9 – 5.30 Monday to Friday.  As a company, for full time workers, if you do your core 37.5 hours by 1pm Friday, you can have Friday afternoons off! We try not to have deadlines or client meetings on Fridays. So, start work earlier Monday to Thursdays, or finish work later (whatever works best for you) and then enjoy your Friday afternoons.  Core hours are 9 – 5pm Monday to Thursday.

Leave

Annual leave

You have 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

Birthday leave

We give you your birthday off because, well, it is your birthday.

Wellbeing

We encourage ‘walk and talk’ internal meetings – get out and about in the fresh air.  Looking after our mental wellbeing is so important, so we give our employees the opportunity to take wellbeing days (duvet days) if they need them.

Access to a leading Health App and services

You will have access to the industry-leading health and wellbeing platform, which helps you track wellness, improve mental health and has structured counselling available whenever needed.

Volunteering time

All Efeca staff are allowed up to 30 hours of work time within each financial year to volunteer. You can decide what to do as long as it fits with Efeca’s values and ethics.

Beach cleans

Each year, we all head down to the beach and spend a very happy afternoon cleaning the beach.  We love it!

Remuneration

Salary

As a living wage employer, it goes without saying your salary will be above the national living wage. Your salary will depend a little on experience, but let’s talk details when we meet.

Pension with intentions

We contribute 5% of your salary to a pension each month for you. The company pension has an Ethical Fund option.

Want to apply?

For this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Lucy Cullinane at info@efeca.com by Friday 5th April. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. It is hoped the successful candidate will start in Bournemouth as soon as possible. A competitive salary will be offered appropriate to experience. Further information on Efeca please refer to our website: www.efeca.com.

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