Executive Assistant for GASP Motor Project

Role: Executive Assistant For GASP

Hours: 12-hour week (3 days x 4 hours), for 39 weeks per annum during term-time

Salary: £5,970 per annum (annual review), equivalent to £12.76 an hour

Closing date for applications: 20th February 2019

GASP is a charity that delivers hands-on courses in basic motor mechanics and practical engineering to young people, many of whom are vulnerable or ‘at risk’. This life-changing alternative learning provision operates from a purpose built workshop in Albury, outside Guildford, or around the county from our mobile unit.They are looking to recruit an Executive Assistant who is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer.


The Executive Assistant is responsible to the CEO for:
• providing administrative support to the CEO in both the day to day operation of the charity, and in its fundraising programme.
• undertaking a range of administrative and operational functions in line with the requirements of the charity.
• delivering a responsive service to all existing and potential users of GASP.


The successful candidate should have a motivated and enthusiastic attitude; have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook; experience of working in a busy administration environment; effective communication and people skills; and an ability to work accurately on their own initiative and as part of a team.

GASP has developed significantly in the last eight years, increasing programme delivery from 70 sessions in 2011/12 to 454 sessions in 2017/18. As an independent charity, they enjoy a very strong reputation with service users and stakeholders for our AQA Unit Award accredited programmes and their positive impact on young people – helping them to change their behaviours, appreciate the value of teamwork, and to prepare for the world of work. McLaren and ExxonMobil are among the high profile corporate sponsors who support our work.

Students learn practical skills in a safe and supervised professional environment, with daytime, after school and evening sessions. The GASP core technical syllabus focuses on car mechanics and general maintenance, and on working with small vehicles such as go-karts and quad bikes. Our exciting industry-linked programme, partnering schools with businesses, gives students the opportunity to develop the skills that will help their progression pathway into employment – and get experience of the world of work at first hand.


For more information, please see: www.gaspmotorproject.org or call 07342 185124

Please email your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role and what strengths and experience you will bring to GASP to Henry Curwen, CEO at: henry.curwen@gaspmotorproject.org