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Reference: 70254

Date Added: 15 March 2019
Closing Date: 31 March 2019

Job Title: Executive Assistant

Working For: Children’s Commissioner for England

Location: London

Salary: £27,049 to £29,102

Job Details

Dip your toe in the Whitehall pond: this is an opportunity for a bright, dynamic and flexible individual to see the inside workings of Westminster, close up.

You will work with the Senior Management Team in an ambitious organisation which seeks to effect positive change for children throughout Whitehall. The varied role incorporates project and diary management, liaison with ministers’ offices, preparing briefings for the Children’s Commissioner, and attending events in/around Parliament.

The ability to juggle multiple demands, work to strict deadlines, take ownership of tasks and be self-sufficient is essential. You will also need to be confident enough to work with senior professionals.

This role offers an opportunity to be part of an ambitious team in a fast-paced environment at the heart of Westminster; to develop policy knowledge, expand contacts, and learn how Whitehall works. The post does require first-rate organisational skills, energy, initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm. Following a successful 12 months in this role, you may have the opportunity to apply for vacancies in our policy, evidence or communications teams.

  • Working to support the Directors of Strategy and Evidence, and where required the Children’s Commissioner, responsibilities include :
  • Supporting the work of the senior team including managing/minuting policy and evidence meetings
  • Setting up occasional larger meetings/events
  • Responding to and liaising with Government Departments, Ministers’ Offices, Parliamentarians, national charities and organisations on behalf of Directors
  • Managing the diaries of two Directors
  • Supporting the policy team with high profile events
  • Assisting the senior PA with the smooth running of the senior management daily operations
  • Creating a welcoming and professional environment for visitors
  • Managing on request invitations and correspondence files for the office.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Degree or Masters in a relevant subject
  • First-rate written communication
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Research skills and the ability to apply them in a policy environment
  • Demonstrable organisational skills
  • Adaptability and ability to multi-task
  • Confidence to hit the ground running and learn fast
  • Knowledge of software including MS Office
  • Basic statistical skills would be an advantage
  • A helpful, open attitude and sound judgement

Closing Date: 31 March 2019

Interview/Start Dates

The closing date for this role is midnight.

Application Details

Please visit our website at https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/about-us/vacancies/  for details about how to apply.

Website: http://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk

Additional Notes