Personal Assistant to Programme Directors

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Closing date: 
15 May 2019 10:00

This is a busy and varied role primarily focused on providing support to the Institute’s seven Programme Directors/Senior Fellows who lead our research projects. Your workload will vary from day to day and according to the requirements of different Programme Directors but will include diary management and managing communications with senior stakeholders, including senior politicians, civil servants and business people.

You will need to be able to juggle priorities, keeping a number of tasks going simultaneously and completing them in a timely fashion. The right candidate will be capable of taking the initiative when appropriate and will develop an understanding of our research projects, including the involvement of the various stakeholders.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Resources, this role will also be responsible for the Institute’s recruitment process, including liaising with line managers, creating application packs, advertising, coordinating diaries for interviews, and facilitating candidates.

Additionally, this role will take ownership of the main phone line to answer and directing external phone calls to staff.

These are interesting times. This role offers the opportunity to make a contribution to the Institute’s mission of making government more effective. The key requirements are accuracy, reliability and good-natured flexibility.

How to apply

The online stage of our application process has three parts. Please read the application pack before applying for this role.   

Closing date

The closing date for the online application is 17:00, Thursday 16 May.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited in for an interview on Tuesday 28 or Wednesday 29 May