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We have the following vacancy available:

Administrator and Office Manager

We're recruiting an experienced, talented and committed Administrator and Office Manager to provide support and coordination to the Executive Director and wider team. The role is additionally responsible for delivering on a number of small but vital projects.

RCVS Knowledge advances the use of evidence based veterinary medicine in veterinary practice. We support the thousands of dedicated veterinary professionals in delivering high quality evidence based veterinary medicine to the millions of animals in their care.

Our work focuses on providing and translating accurate and up to date evidence to the front line of veterinary practice. Our supportive approach puts evidence and knowledge into the hands of the vet and vet nurse to improve the quality of care they deliver, through our peer reviewed journal, online quality improvement tools and face to face workshops and podcasts.

Working closely with the Executive Director, this is a pivotal and developing role in our growing charity.

Key responsibilities and duties

• To provide secretarial and administrative support to the Executive Director, including production of correspondence and reports, proof reading and formatting documents, diary management, coordinating meetings and production of agendas and minutes.
• To act as minute taker for all meetings with the Executive Director including all Board and Committee meetings.
• To organise the biennial research prize, including the management of the award panel and handling of applications, review and identification of award winners.
• To manage the grants programme including the development of grants and awards programmes and associated events, acting as first point of contact for grant-applicants and grant-holders.
• First point of contact for the office, dealing with enquiries and support staff and visitors as required

The successful candidate will have:

Key Skills

• Attention to detail
• Proactive approach
• Numerate with an aptitude for figures
• Exceptional communication and customer-care skills (in person, written and over the phone)
• Excellent time-management skills with an ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.

Education and/or experience

• Recent experience in a relevant role
• Experience of coordinating committees and writing meeting minutes
• An excellent working knowledge of MS Office
• Experience with Adobe Pro, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop is beneficial

Person specification

• You will be an organised and confident self-starter. You will be able to prioritise competing deadlines and take instruction and feedback from multiple departments. You will be able to balance day-to-day activities with projects requiring more urgent attention. You will be expected to bring a fresh perspective and an enthusiasm for the tasks at hand. You will work effectively with colleagues to get the best results and be confident communicating with senior staff, Trustees and external stakeholders.

We offer flexible working, and a generous benefits package.

Please apply submitting a cover letter and CV to info@rcvsknowledge.org 

Application deadline: 28th January 2019

Interviews: Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF