Job offer in england Executive Support Officer at Medical Research Council

Full time (Part Time or job share applications will be considered)

Fixed term (18 months)

About Us

Medical Research Council (MRC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

MRC is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in our own units and institutes in the UK and in our units in Africa.

About the role

As an Executive Support Officer, you will contribute to the mission of the Medical Research Council to improve human health through world-class medical research, by ensuring our senior leaders get the highest quality support.

You will provide effective, efficient and proactive administrative support and work across teams to ensure optimal support and coordination.

You will build and maintain relationships externally and internally and provide a focal point for communications to senior staff.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and organising meetings
  • Helping project planning
  • Assisting in drafting project correspondence
  • Supporting staff recruitment, induction and the organisation of records of staff responsibilities and authorities
  • Assessing department procedures and practices and propose changes where necessary
  • Ensuring supplies of essential office resources are maintained
  • Assisting in liaising with IT Help Desk to efficiently resolve technical problems
  • Maintaining up-to-date organograms and seating plans
  • Playing an active part in ensuring there is a seamless cover provided at all times for all RPG and Strategy Group Senior Staff as a collective effort with your executive support team colleagues.

The post will involve occasional travel to the MRC offices in London.

About you

You will have an English and Maths GCSE at Grade C or above (or equivalent). Educated to A Level (or equivalent) is desirable.

It is essential you have experience of administrative support tasks, arrange meetings, drafting minutes, reports, briefings and policy documents.

You must have experience of working and supporting multiple Senior Managers.

Experience of supporting recruitment activities and effective working with multiple stakeholders is preferred but not essential.

You will be able to deliver to tight timeframes and have the ability to prioritise, multi-task and organise own workload.

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

It is essential that you are fully competent with routine Microsoft Applications. Knowledge of Oracle, Objective and Microsoft SharePoint would be beneficial.

What we offer

MRC offer a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 16th September 2018.


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