Executive Assistant to the Director of the Dementia Research Institute

University College London - UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. 

The Dementia Research Institute

The UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) will be the UK’s first national research institute dedicated to understanding the condition, transforming treatments and improving the lives of people living with dementia. With a budget of £250 million, led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) with charities Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK as founding partners, the DRI forms a central pillar of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020.

The Institute will operate a hub and centres structure involving sites in a number of UK universities, with a central hub based at UCL where the Director will be located. The DRI will operate as a charitable company.

The role of the Executive Assistant

This is a pivotal post supporting the Director of the DRI across all of its sites and provides an excellent opportunity for the right applicant to develop their career in a senior executive support role. You will be involved in all aspects of the Director’s tasks from the general operation of the Institute, to the organisation of the local hub in London and the support of the research group of the Director.

As a new position, you will have many opportunities to develop professionally; it is a role which will provide the right applicant not only a stimulating and interesting position but hands on administrative experience in the establishment of a new national scientific institute of strategic importance in the international research environment.

You will be expected to work flexibly in support of the Director and on occasion to work extended hours which will be appropriately recognised.

The person To be successful in the role, you will have excellent oral and written communication skills, comprehensive skills in office IT systems, and the ability to work efficiently and reliably with a high degree of attention to detail.

The ideal candidate will have a proactive and positive attitude, an ability to interact with people at all levels and evidence of diplomatic skills and tact and discretion in dealing with extremely confidential or sensitive matters. You will be a team player and will have an organised and methodical approach to your work

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

UCL vacancy reference: 1630143      

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Informal enquiries about the vacancy should be addressed to: Christine Gaston, Executive Assistant to the Dean, UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences ( christine.gaston@ucl.ac.uk ). If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Amanda Felstone ( maplehouse1a-reception@ucl.ac.uk ) or 020 7679 0800.  

Latest time for the submission of applications:23:59

Interview Date: 4 April

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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