Fixed term contract until June 2023
Are you an experienced, diligent and organised individual with a proven track record of operating at a senior EA or PA level? Then join Nesta as Executive Assistant and play a vital role in supporting our busy Director of the Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC).
About Nesta and the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre
Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society. Nesta is based in the UK and supported by a financial endowment. We work with partners around the globe to bring bold ideas to life to change the world for good.
We are leading a large consortium of university and industry partners to deliver a major research centre on the Creative Industries for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Our consortium connects leading thinkers, across multiple academic disciplines, with expertise that spans the breadth of challenges facing the UK’s creative industries, and leverages long-standing relationships with government and industry. The Centre has the ambitious objective to use academic research to address the biggest policy challenges facing the UK’s creative industries.
About this exciting opportunity you
The Director has lots of demands on their time and you will play a vital role in prioritising and scheduling a busy diary, arranging travel in the UK and internationally, supporting the wider team in organising events and meetings and communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
What we are looking for
With a successful track record of operating at a senior Executive Assistant or Personal Assistant level in a fast-paced, multi-stakeholder environment, you will have extensive experience of email and calendar systems, proactive diary management and administering events. You will be highly organised with excellent attention to detail and capable of calmly managing multiple priorities to deadline with a systematic approach. As an excellent communicator, you will be comfortable representing the Director with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders at senior level, exercising good judgement and discretion.
Nesta is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion - we welcome and encourage applications from everyone.
Closing date: 4 November 2019 at 8am. Interviews: w/c 11 November 2019.