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Executive Assistant to the Director

Institute for Government

Location: London, Work from home
Salary: £28,000 to £34,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 1st September 2022
Job Ref: OPE2211

The Institute for Government is inviting applications for an Executive Assistant to the Director (Job reference: OPE2211), starting as soon as possible. 

As part of the Institute’s operations team, and reporting to the Director of Finance and Resources, you will support the very active Director and Deputy Director . This will involve:  

  • proactively managing the Director and Deputy Director's busy diaries
  • making travel arrangements (including for overseas travel where required)
  • processing and submitting expenses claims
  • organising the Institute’s board and other governance committee meetings, including:
    • liaising with board members and their offices over meetings and other events
    • preparing and circulating board and committee papers
    • taking minutes in board and committee meetings
  • working with colleagues in the research team to manage the flow of draft reports and other documents to the Director and Deputy Director for feedback
  • preparing briefing materials for internal and external speaking events, with support from the research team where necessary
  • working with colleagues in the communications team to manage the Director's social media (including Twitter) under clear direction 
  • drafting letters to government ministers and other senior external stakeholders as required, tracking responses and following up as needed 

For full details, including a person specification, please read our job application pack.  

This role could suit people with a wide range of different experience. If you are interested in applying but are not sure you have all the skills or experience we are looking for, please do so and give us the opportunity to consider you as a candidate. 

The Institute is committed to supporting greater diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and to fostering an environment in which everyone feels welcome and valued. We welcome applications from anyone who is interested in government and how to make it more effective, and particularly encourage applications from candidates who belong to groups currently underrepresented in the think tank sector. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled candidates, and candidates from low-income backgrounds. 

Salary 

The salary range for this role will be £28,000 to £34,000 (full time equivalent). Your starting salary will be based upon skills and experience. 

How to apply 

To apply, please complete an online application. More details on this can be found in the job application pack.  

Closing date 

The closing date for the online application is Thursday 1 September at 11am.  

Interview 

We expect that first interviews will be held online on Friday 9 September, or early the following week.  

Any questions? 

Please contact recruitment@instituteforgovernment.org.uk if you have any questions about the role or the application process. 

Location: London/Hybrid. Full-time staff are typically expected to work from the Institute’s offices in London for at least three days a week, including Mondays, with the option to work remotely for up to two days a week.  

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