Personal Assistant

Cancer Research UK
13 Sep 2017
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Are you a pro-active, highly organised individual looking to progress your PA career in a leading organisation in the not-for-profit sector? At Cancer Research UK we pioneer ground-breaking research to achieve our vision of bringing forward the day when all cancers are cured. We have an exciting opportunity for an established and driven PA to join the Research & Innovation (R&I) Directorate, based in our head office. The ideal candidate will have a wealth of PA experience who is looking to take their career to the next level by enhancing their line management skills. The Research & Innovation directorate's vision is to be the world leading cancer research and innovation organisation. We work to ensure our scientists and clinicians are free to develop ground-breaking ideas, are equipped to undertake the research they want to do, and have every support possible in realising the patient and population benefit their research could have. In doing so we are creating more partnerships with industry, with academic partners, with global institutions. Our intent is to bring the right people together from across the world and create the capacity and capability to do extraordinary things and beat cancer sooner. Key deliverables of this role are to: To provide proactive, high-level PA support to the Director of Drug Development and Director of Therapeutic Innovation.Line manage and coach two direct reports to ensure a smooth and effective execution of Administration and Office Management within the Centre for Drug Development (CDD). Our optimism and desire for success leads us to constantly challenge ourselves and others, which means you will be encouraged to stretch yourself in our dynamic environment. To take on this challenge, you'll have..... Experience of providing high level support at Director level, including diary management, document preparation (PowerPoint presentations, meeting agendas, correspondence) and minute taking.Experience of supervising junior members of staff (Desirable)Knowledge of Administration and Office Management FunctionsGood communication skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels - relationship builder.Take personal and professional pride in your workOffice Management experience If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years. Closing date: 19th September Interviews: 22nd September From 2019, we will be relocating from our current offices in Angel, to a new office space in Stratford close to the Olympic Park.