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Experienced Executive Assistant

Do you have a reputation for trusting in your own performance, placing others at the centre of what you do and consistently performing? If this sounds like you, we would welcome a conversation with you. 

The Opportunity:

Growing our team and the skills, knowledge and experience within it, brings increased opportunities to the Member organisations we work with. It will enable us to deliver a sustainable world-class service to them, which is accessible, fresh, current and deeply connected to our values.

If you are currently looking for a challenging opportunity to join a forward-thinking organisation to further develop your professional experience, then this role may be ideal for you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious candidate who is exceptionally well organised and confident in themselves, with the ability to work closely with a variety of key stakeholders of the Institute for Organisational Development.

This is a dynamic and fast paced role, so the ability to meet deadlines is paramount. You will be the central point of contact for enquiries into the organisation and demonstrate the ability to provide first class customer service at all times. Experience of prioritising workloads against competing demands to ensure the effective management of services for our Directors and team members will be pivotal to this role.

The Institute for Organisational Development is looking for someone to fill this permanent role ideally from September 2018.

Salary: £23,000 /year

Please submit your CV and a covering letter if you are interested in applying for this role to

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th September 2018. Potentially suitable candidates will be invited to have an initial telephone interview, after which we will shortlist and invite candidates into the office for further discussions.

Due to our location in South Cave, East Yorkshire, you will need to able to drive and have access to your own transport.

Institute Executive Assistant Role Profile

What We Look For

The Institute for Organisational Development employs people based not only on their experience, qualifications and technical capability, but importantly on the degree to which they fit with our organisational values, approach and philosophy.

Anyone employed by The Institute for Organisational Development, whether as an associate or employed individual and in whatever role, is recruited against a clear set of behavioural competencies and role-based capabilities.

Such competencies are shared with short-listed applicants along with our values and a detailed role outline prior to attending a group based selection centre day, tailored specifically in relation to the requirements of the specific role.

These events are not only intended to help us identify those applicants which demonstrate the desired competencies, but also to be developmental for all involved. Each participating applicant will be offered direct developmental feedback after the event to support their ongoing development and give clear reasons for the decisions made, whether successful or not. Selection centres are largely informal, experiential and inclusive and give ample opportunity for selected applicants to share their thoughts and demonstrate their capabilities and competencies, as well as ask questions and find out more about The Institute for Organisational Development.

Recruitment and development centre days are held throughout the year. Applicants will be short listed and invited to engage in this process based mainly on experience, knowledge, personal values and approach, so any expression of interest should be accompanied by a detailed CV outlining these areas.

In addition to the above requirements, applicants expressing interest in roles within our associate team or our OD practitioner team would be expected to be able to demonstrate excellent OD practitioner skills, possessing consulting, facilitation and non-directive coaching capabilities. These applicants would be expected to demonstrate clearly the experience they have of working with these skills in practice. We would also be interested to hear from those who have other relevant knowledge, skills and experience which they feel they would be beneficial to bring to an OD practitioner role.

If you would like to be considered for future recruitment, please e-mail your CV and supporting letter to or contact us using our online form.



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