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Executive Assistant, Australia
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
Australia
Location
Sydney
Department
Business Support Services
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Pay Band 4
Vacancy Description
Contract: Part-time contract | Location: Sydney, Australia | Salary: Pay band 4/H | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 18 February 2020 (23.59 UK time)
 
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Executive Assistant, Australia

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM

The Director in Australia is developing networks in cultural, civil society, politics and business to understand and articulate the landscape of contemporary Australia and the changing nature of the historically close UK-Australia relationship. The British Council has a strong profile in Australia’s cultural sector and a niche Higher Education position in science and innovation, in particular the Intersect programme to develop cultural diversity in the leadership of the arts and creative economy, and the FameLab science communications competition.

 

The Sydney based Australian office includes a Country Director, Executive Assistant, Communications Manager, Arts and Programme Manager, Exams Business Manager, two Examinations Services Officers and an Accountant. In April three new appointments will join to deliver a UK Australia season of culture in 2021/22. There are currently three British Council staff members in Australia working outside the Sydney office, reporting directly to managers in Asia and the UK. 

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

As the Executive Assistant, you will need to provide administrative and governance support to County Director (Australia) to ensure he/she can fulfil his/her role successfully. 

 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

You will have the opportunity to work in an international, multi-cultural organisation; across units and teams to support the effective delivery of programmes and projects by providing high quality support services.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • Proven track record working with internal customers.
  • At least 2 -3 years as an Administrative Officer within a multinational organization.
  • University Degree or equivalent in Relevant Discipline (preferably with Administration, Finance, Accounting or General Management background)

NEXT STEPS

 

For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours

 
We encourage applications from people with disabilities.    

Please send your resume directly to Enquiries@britishcouncil.org.au.

 

ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL

 

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

 

The British Council is committed to a policy of equality and to valuing diversity and is keen to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we work at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

 

The British Council has Disability Confident Employer Status. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role. Applicants are encouraged to highlight any specific requirements or adjustments needed to enable participation in the recruitment process.

 

The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. In line with the British Council’s safeguarding policies, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.