Our office is based in London - we offer flexibility to work remotely
Are you an experienced, organised individual with a proven track record of operating at a senior EA or PA level in a busy environment? Then join Nesta as Executive Assistant and play a vital role in supporting our busy Chief Partnerships Officer.
Our vision is that by 2030, Nesta will have improved the lives of millions of people by designing, testing and scaling new solutions to society’s biggest challenges.
We have chosen to focus on three guiding missions - equalising life chances, building healthier lives, and supporting a sustainable economic recovery. In each of these areas, we will partner with frontline organisations to generate and rigorously evaluate new interventions, and support their widespread adoption. We will support the creation of new products and ventures, and shape the system as a whole to support innovation.
Working with a range of delivery partners, we will deploy multi-disciplinary teams that bring together capabilities in design, data science, behavioural insights, and experimental research. We believe that by bringing together innovation methods to design, experiment, rigorously evaluate, and scale innovations, we can be a world leader in driving innovation for social good.
About this opportunity
This is a busy, exciting and challenging role working alongside the Chief Partnership Officer (CPO) who is part of the top team at Nesta. The CPO has lots of demands on their time so you will be the one ensuring they are in the right place at the right time and that their diary, inbox and travel arrangements are managed effectively. There will be opportunities to get involved in a wide variety of projects and events, taking the lead on tasks in the CPO’s remit. You will also be expected to and provide support to other senior managers when required
What we are looking for
Used to operating at a senior Executive Assistant or Personal Assistant level in a busy environment, you will need to have excellent communication skills and be quick to build rapport internally and externally. You’ll need to be highly organised and a trusted confidant able to work under pressure and with utmost discretion at all times.
Closing date: 30 November 2020 at 8am.
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.