Executive Assistant to the Associate Directors of EMBL-EBI

Key information

  • Location: EMBL-EBI Hinxton
  • Staff category: Staff Member - Administrative and support
  • Contract duration: 3 years
  • Grading: 4 or 5 (monthly salary starting at £2,540 or £2,738 after tax)
  • Closing date: 15 December 2020
  • Reference number: EBI01730

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About this position

We’re offering an exciting opportunity to provide advanced, high level and quality executive support to EMBL-EBI’s two Associate Directors

You will be working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment in the Directors’ Office, liaising with internal and external stakeholders all over the world.

Your role

In this demanding role you will build on your considerable experience providing executive support at a senior level within a multifaceted organisation. You will need to be highly motivated, resourceful and forward-thinking with strong organisational and communication skills.

The responsibilities are wide-ranging and include high level diary management, international itinerary planning, meeting/event co-ordination, project support and extensive partner/stakeholder liaison.

While supporting the Associate Directors you will work closely with Directors Office colleagues to provide a high quality administrative service to the wider Directorate.

You have

  • A proven track record of relevant executive-level administrative experience in a large organisation.
  • Exceptional communication skills to keep the manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • A-level or equivalent educational qualification
  • Experience in dealing with an international staff and an awareness and understanding of cultural differences
  • Excellent organisation skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to look ahead, anticipate and deal with potential issues
  • Ability to work independently, to tight or shifting deadlines, and use initiative
  • Good knowledge of Windows, MS Office, email and web applications
  • Good working knowledge of Google Suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Calendar, etc.).

You might also have

  • Knowledge of other European languages, such as German, French, Italian or Spanish
  • An interest in scientific and academic work
  • Experience in an international, academic and/or scientific environment

Why join us

EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in bioinformatics. We encourage personal and professional development and are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their potential at work.

Surrounded by beautiful South Cambridgeshire countryside, our state-of-the-art Campus provides employees with a relaxed atmosphere where the pursuit of scientific discovery and meaningful work, underpin every role. In addition, our employees have access to a wide range of benefits including:

  • 30 days annual leave per year plus 8 bank holidays
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Unique pension scheme including 17% employer contribution
  • Annual salary review
  • Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover)
  • Death benefit, long-term care, accident at work and unemployment insurances
  • Relocation package including installation grant (if required)
  • On-site library and subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria
  • Casual dress code
  • Free shuttle bus to and from Campus
  • Extensive sports and social club activities (run on campus and remotely)
  • Family benefits: Onsite nursery, child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances
  • Benefits for non UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance

What else you need to know

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To apply please submit a covering letter and CV through our online system. Applications are welcome from all nationalities and this will continue after Brexit. For more information please see our website.

Visa sponsorship information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

This role is based in Hinxton, UK and you will be required to relocate once it is safe to do so if you are currently based abroad. More info on how we are recruiting in this period is available on our page: Recruitment and Onboarding during Covid19.

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