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Executive Assistant to PEC

We are recruiting for an Executive Assistant to PEC!

Are you an experienced, diligent and organised person with a proven track record of operating at a senior EA level? Then join us as Executive Assistant and play a vital role in supporting the Director of the Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC) and his team.

About Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre

We are leading a large consortium of university and industry partners to deliver a major research centre on the Creative Industries for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Our consortium connects leading thinkers, across multiple academic disciplines, with expertise that spans the breadth of challenges facing the UK’s creative industries, and leverages long-standing relationships with government and industry. The Centre has the aspiring objective to use academic research to address the biggest policy challenges facing the UK’s creative industries. https://pec.ac.uk/

About this exciting opportunity

The Director and the PEC team have lots of demands on their time and the Executive Assistant will play a vital role in prioritising and scheduling busy diaries, arranging zoom calls and travel in the UK and internationally (post Covid). They will be supporting the wider team, organising events (currently online) and meetings, improving operational processes and communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders. As this is a small and busy team this role is integral to overseeing team operation and requires action on a broad range of tasks in alignment with the employees skill and experience level.

What we are looking for

You will have a successful track record of operating at a senior Executive Assistant level with extensive experience of e-mail and calendar systems, proactively managing an ever-changing diary. You will be highly organised with excellent attention to detail and capable of calmly managing multiple priorities to deadline with a systematic approach.

As an excellent communicator, you will be comfortable representing the Director with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at senior level, exercising good judgement and discretion, ensuring the Directors time is protected and used efficiently. You will take initiative with processes and work well in a team environment.

What we offer

Salary: £36.5k plus array of benefits, including health cash plans, dental insurance, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers and more

Location: This role is based in Blackfriars, Central London, but we offer flexibility for our people to work remotely

Term: Fixed Term until May 2023

Hours: This is a full-time role but we offer a range of flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to take advantage of them. Many do.

Making an application

To apply for this role, please submit your application before 8:00am on the 11th of October 2021.

Interviews will take place w/c 18th of October 2021.

At Nesta, we believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results.

We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.

This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to in order to be successful.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements.

Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore.

Find out more

Closing date - 11 Oct 2021

Location - This role is based in Blackfriars, Central London, but we offer flexibility for our people to work remotely

Salary - £36.5k plus array of benefits, including health cash plans, dental insurance, the ability to buy and sell annual leave, eyecare vouchers and more