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at Enterprise for Development in London

About the Job

Location: London, UK
Contract: Part-time, one year fixed term
Salary: £28,000 FTE

The Administrator will:

  • Ensure that the annual report and accounts and any other documents required to be submitted to the Charities Commission are prepared and submitted on time.
  • Prepare and circulate to Trustees agendas and papers for the quarterly Trustees meetings and prepare draft minutes of the meetings for review and approval by the Chair and Trustees.
  • Take responsibility for managing the website (excluding preparation of the content) and the relationship with EfD’s bank (principally ensuring that online banking is working effectively and periodic reporting of the balance of funds on the account).
  • Provide general and flexible support to the Chair of Trustees and Executive Manager, as required, to enable her/him to carry out their responsibilities which may include arranging meetings and international travel, arranging participation in conferences, etc.

This role will be carried out c50% of the time. The appointment will be for a fixed one year term with the possibility of further renewal beyond the initial contract period.



  • Significant previous experience performing broadly comparable administration/PA roles in private sector or not for profit organisations.
  • A well organised and independent self-starter able to accept and execute tasks with limited input from others.
  • Ability to take input changes to the website content and, as required, to work with web developers to improve the online presentation of EfD’s work.


  • Some familiarity with Charities Commission reporting requirements
  • Interest in the work of EfD and scope to extend his/her responsibilities to a wider mandate supporting the Executive Manager.

To apply

If you are interested in this position or one of the two part-time roles send a CV with covering letter to Keith Palmer at

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to respond to applications individually. If you do not hear from us within 10 working days, your application has been unsuccessful.

All applicants should be eligible to live and work in the UK.

“In submitting this application, I agree that Enterprise for Development may collect the personal data it contains and use that data for current and future recruitment. In the event that my application is unsuccessful, I understand that my details will be securely destroyed after six months.”

Enterprise for Development

Enterprise for Development (EfD) provides grants to support development of early stage social enterprises whose objective is to generate improvements in people’s lives using socially and financially sustainable business models.

EfD’s work is focused in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in East Africa, with sector focuses on improving health outcomes especially of those on low incomes and improving the incomes of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) and smallholder farmers. It identifies, screens and selectively supports enterprises judged to be capable of delivering the desired improved outcomes on a sustainable basis, giving priority to opportunities that have potential to scale up existing businesses and/or provide models that can be replicated elsewhere by others. EfD is willing to support for-profit as well as not-for-profit enterprises so long as the support results in wider public benefits.

Examples of support currently provided by EfD are set out briefly on the website. They include support for Jacaranda Health, an early-stage enterprise which has successfully developed highly rated services that have achieved major improvements in healthcare outcomes for mothers and babies, before during and after childbirth; Penda Health, the highly successful early stage enterprise that is delivering affordable high-quality primary health care services for families on low incomes in Nairobi; and Apollo Agriculture, an early-stage enterprise that is developing information and delivery systems capable of improving the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers and scaling up the benefits by increasing access to funding for inputs e.g. improved seeds, fertiliser, etc.

EfD is a very small organisation which makes approximately two new grants per annum (after screening many more opportunities). It currently borrows space from AgDevCo in Peer House, close to Chancery Lane tube station, but the Executive Manager and Administrator work largely remotely in close collaboration with the founder/Chair of Trustees, Keith Palmer. The Executive Manager reports to the Chair and through him to the board of Trustees. He/she is supported by a panel of experts chosen for their expertise in health or agriculture.

EfD is well-funded for the medium term and the near-term priority is to devise and implement an appropriate strategy to deliver maximum benefits with available funds.