Personal Assistant – Maternity Cover

The Francis Crick Institute

Contract: Fixed-term (up to 12 months), Full time

Short Introduction/Summary

This role reports to the Head of Executive Coordination, but also provides support to the Directors.  The institute’s Personal Assistants work as part of a matrix team to support the senior research and operations leadership, providing cover for other team members where required, and taking on tasks and projects to support the broader operation of the institute.  The incumbent will be responsible for delivering his/her own workload and priorities, and will work without close daily supervision. 

Project Scope/ Description

The Personal Assistant is responsible to the Head of Executive Coordination for efficient administrative and secretarial support. This principally involves administration of the institute’s activities such as liaison with internal as well as external stakeholders, organising key events and initiatives.  He/she will also need to develop effective working relationships with other institute staff. 

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a brand new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under a single roof in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; to developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; to public engagement; and to helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

The closing date for applications is 01 October 2017 at 23:30 pm.

Please note: all offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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