Are you an experienced high-level Assistant who is interested in working in an unique environment? Keen to join a department driven to make a difference in terms of equity, diversity and inclusion?
About the role
As Executive Assistant to the Director of People and Culture (P&C), you will have an intimate viewpoint of the organisation and the 5 museums within the Group. Diligently supporting the Director of P&C, you will remain close to key initiatives supporting diversity and inclusion, talent development, and colleague engagement; all working toward endorsing a great working experience across the Science Museum Group (SMG).
Managing a complex diary and inbox for the Director, you will also lead the organisation, support and minuting of committees and other instrumental meetings. The glue to the efficient management of a proactive and inspired office, you will communicate on behalf of the Director with key external contacts, such as Trustees, and with colleagues at all levels across the organisation.
The role has real scope for impact – consisting of managing a complex and diverse workload to tight deadlines, and with your own projects to lead. Using your expert judgement, you will proactively manage the correspondence and schedule of the Director, to ensure the skillful co-ordination of their activities across the Group
Download the Vacancy Information Pack file under ‘Attachments’ on this vacancy listing on the Science Museum Group website for more details about the role and the application process.
Highly proactive and confident working with colleagues across all levels of the organisation, as well as the offices of high-profile external leaders - You have exceptional interpersonal and communications skills to maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders at all levels. With extensive experience of prioritising and managing multiple and conflicting tasks, diaries and deadlines; responding flexibly to requests, you have a pre-emptive approach to time management that of your own as well as others.
You have demonstrable skills to take minutes, ideally for board level audiences, to a professional, accurate standard; with the capacity to produce minutes in a timely manner and convert technical jargon to relevant audiences. Resourceful by nature, you can take the reins to draw together people and resources needed to make things happen, with little supervision.
Crucially, you will be highly organised and efficient, with good attention to detail, and an ability to show tact and discretion.
Don’t feel you meet all the criteria? We welcome you to apply even if your experience doesn’t match perfectly. With your transferable skills, you could be the right candidate for this, or other opportunities that we have.
The Science Museum Group’s (SMG) mission is to Inspire Futures. Central to inspiring the next generation of scientists, inventors, and engineers is our work towards a society where all people feel that science is “for them” and where we all have opportunities to access the social and economic benefits it brings.
People and Culture are here to build an organisation of empowered and engaged people, who are passionate and proud to work here. Ambassadors of the SMG experience and journey, they support colleagues to bring their best selves to work and develop strategies to make SMG a motivating, inspired and inclusive place to work.
What we offer
Joining us as an employee, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a world-class museum group. We understand that work/life balance and wellbeing is crucial to our colleagues, so we offer the perks listed below, as well as support for things that happen in life such as parental and adoption leave, sickness, and career breaks.
Open for All is one of the Science Museum Group’s five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to foster a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge, and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation, capable to continue to Inspire Futures.