Executive Assistant to Director of Human Resources

09/12/2018, 23:55

Human Resources
HR - Directorate
Full time
Fixed Term
12 months
£29,508 - £35,529
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, we lead the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

The Human Resources department is seeking to appoint  an experienced Executive Assistant who will provide comprehensive administrative support to the Director for Human Resources  to effectively manage a major programme of project work.  The position is mainly based in South Kensington, London.  The post-holder will also be required to work at the ICR’s Sutton site occasionally to meet business needs.

The focus of the role is to deal promptly with incoming email, post, phone calls and enquiries or requests for information and escalate as appropriate; manage the Director’s diary and make travel arrangements, prepare correspondence, reports, slides and presentations as required; arrange meetings for the Director and the HR Team members. The post-holder will be preparing a range of professionally written documentation as well as producing clear and accurate meeting minutes, so a keen eye for detail and excellent IT skills are crucial.

As a self-starter with the drive to really make a difference, the successful candidate will have a high level of organisational ability, personal responsibility and integrity.

This position requires excellent communication skills, with an ability to deal in a diplomatic manner with key stakeholders, building and maintaining effective relationships, while delivering across multiple areas of work simultaneously. You will need to have the ability to work independently and pro-actively and have well developed analytic and problem-solving skills.

The ideal candidate will have sound experience as a senior PA/EA experience ideally gained within an academic, health or related sectors and will have confidence to make decisions that will maximise efficiency, and has experience of contributing to projects of significant complexity and scale.

Please refer to the job description for a detailed list of the responsibilities and skills required for this position.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early without notice when we receive sufficient number of applications.

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
Additional Documentation for Candidates

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