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PA to Chief Executive and Executive Team (Full or Part Time)


Salary:  £22,128 to £28,746 (NHS Band 5 Scale)
(pro rata for part time option, as applicable)
Placed On:  Tuesday 19 December 2017
Closing Date:  Monday 22 January 2018
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  CT5475

Do you have excellent organisational, communication and IT skills?
Are you confident, with the ability to communicate with people from a range of professional backgrounds?  Do you want to make a difference to people with long term health conditions and their carers? If so, we are looking for a Personal Assistant to join the Designability team and to help transform the lives of people with disabilities and health problems, through the research and design of new technologies.

Designability is a national engineering design and development organisation working to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and healthcare problems; supported by charitable donations, research grants and commercial income.  We are a team of over 30 professional design engineers, therapists, technicians and support staff, who work closely with healthcare professionals, disabled people and other end-users to develop appropriate solutions.

The post holder will provide a comprehensive secretarial and administrative service to the Chief Executive. They will co-ordinate the work of the Executive team (Head of Finance, Commercial & Early Years Programme Manager, Engineering & Design Programme Manager); provide secretarial support to the Board of Trustees and 2 sub-committees (Oversight & Scrutiny and Project & Research Governance Committees). Provide oversight of the operations within the administrative team.

The successful applicant will need to be educated to the appropriate level, possess strong ICT skills and be an excellent communicator in all mediums.  He/she will also need to be a confident and effective team worker and have previous, demonstrable experience of providing administrative and secretarial support at Director/Chief Executive level. 

There is some flexibility around the working hours for this role.  A working pattern of 30 hours per week (minimum) Mon-Fri is required, but full time hours of 37.5 are also a possibility. 

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check.   

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Designability is an independent charity working in partnership with the University of Bath.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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