Executive Assistant (Camden Learning)

London (Greater)
£32,473 - £37,670
18 Feb 2019
19 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Salary: £32,473 - £37,670

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Secondment 9 months until February 2020, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

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The Role

We are looking for a diligent and dynamic self-starter to join our Business Operations Team to provide maternity cover for our Executive Assistant for Camden Learning. The successful candidate will work closely with the Managing Director, all members of the Business Operations Team, Schools, Camden Support Services (CSS) and all stakeholders, providing support as required for Camden Learning’s business and marketing operations. It is a fast paced and exciting environment that would suit someone who enjoys variety, is excellent at multi-tasking and is comfortable balancing competing demands and conflicting priorities. The core role includes a wide range of business support, business administration, project management and commissioning activity, together with the chance to work with colleagues from schools and the Council. These vital activities are set out in the job description.

In addition, the appointee will be expected to undertake the following:

  • Providing high-level PA support to the Managing Director, including dairy management, research, support with emails, developing power points and support at meetings
  • Conference organisation – with responsibility for the smooth running of our successful conference programme for Heads, Deputy Heads and Governors.
  • Coordinating and supporting our innovative Learning Hubs which bring together heads and teachers from across the borough to drive improvement
  • Supporting the Pan London Education Association which is bringing boroughs together to improve outcomes for learners across the Capital
  • Communications and marketing work, managing social media, liaising with colleagues, and supporting the development of promotional materials and the website
  • This role sits right at the heart of Camden Learning and will give the right person a chance to undertake some fascinating work and be part of a great team. 

    To be considered for this vacancy it is essential that the post holder is educated to degree level and has previous demonstrable experience in a similar post such as schools business support or learning environment setting who is adept at budget management and manipulating financial data for reporting purposes. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and possess the ability to cultivate and maintain excellent working relationships with customers, colleagues and other stakeholders at all levels of seniority. You will have excellent IT skills and a good working knowledge of IT systems for web content and social media management. The ideal candidate will utilise a significant degree of creative thinking, particularly around the drafting and presentation of brochures, web content course descriptions, marketing materials and similar publications. 

    About Camden 

    Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

    Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

    Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

    Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. 

    Discover and Diversity

    To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

    If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

    How to apply

    To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profileattached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

    Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

    Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 19th February 2019

    Interviews to be held: Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th February 2019

    Please quote reference: 19000003K

    To view the Job Profile please click HERE