Join the Commonwealth Secretariat in London as Executive Assistant to Senior Director: Apply Now!!

Salary: £36,156 p/a + benefits

Location: London SW1, Pall Mall

Closing date:30 April 2024, 05:00 PM

We have an excellent opportunity for an Executive Assistant to work within our Economic, Youth and Sustainable Development Directorate (EYSDD).

The Commonwealth Secretariat in London is the principal intergovernmental agency of the Commonwealth and its backbone, promoting democracy, rule of law, human rights, good governance, and social and economic development.

The Economic, Youth & Sustainable Development Directorate (EYSDD) is responsible for the Secretariat’s technical programmes on global, regional, and national economic and sustainable development. The work of EYSDD is divided into three areas: Climate Change; Debt Management and Economic Policy and Small States.

The Executive Assistant works closely with the Senior Director EYSDD, providing programmatic and operational support across the thematic areas of the Directorate. The post-holder supports the smooth running of the Senior Director’s office. This includes preparing internal and external correspondence; diary management; travel and transportation arrangements; organising official social and representational events; maintaining records; supporting the review of operational responsibilities of the Senior Director including preparation of budgets; preparation of presentations as required; and may be called upon to assist in stand-alone and on-going project work.

To be considered for this opportunity you will need a degree in any field related to the technical work of the Directorate. You will need at least five years of experience in a similar type of work, working for a senior manager or executive. A Master’s Degree in any field related, experience of working in an international intergovernmental organisation, and membership of a professional administrative body is desirable.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 56 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries. We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

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To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country as well as have the right to live and work in the UK.

Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.


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