Friday, September 13, 2013

Executive Assistant

Executive Assistant
(Temporary Contract 12 months)

Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society Limited, is the World Primate Centre.  The Zoo has a comprehensive collection of primate species, together with other mammals, birds and reptiles.  With over 850 animals, the Zoo has exciting plans to further its work in the conservation of endangered species and is striving to achieve the best in animal welfare, research, conservation and education.

We have more to do and as the Zoo develops we are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help lead the teams forward.

We currently have a vacancy for an Executive Assistant reporting to the Head of Life Sciences.   This is a temporary position, to cover maternity leave and is expected to last for 12 months.

The successful applicant will be a senior level personal assistant, supporting the Head of Life Sciences, with additional responsibility for defined initiatives and projects.

The Executive Assistant is the main point of contact, for external and internal customers, and is required to manage and co-ordinate the diaries, including arranging appointments and any travel needs.  On a day to day basis, they will be required to carry out typing, preparation of paperwork, filing, note-taking, administration and any other secretarial duties as required, including the organisation and secure storage of contracts, financial and legal documentation.

In addition to having responsibility for particular projects, as defined by the Head of Life Sciences, they will also manage and prepare for Council Meetings and other Board activities,  attend and take minutes at Board Meetings, amalgamate information for the Annual Report and oversee its proof-reading, printing and distribution, as agreed by the Executive Team.

The role requires excellent communication and organisation skills and a high level of confidentiality at all times.

This is a full time position, 8:30 to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date: This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as 

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