The IARS International Institute is pleased to announce a vacancy for an Office Administrator & PA to the Director.  At an exciting and critical point in our international development, we are looking for a dynamic & ambitious individual to join us on our quest. The post is office-based (London, UK) and is part-time (four days per week), offered on a two year fixed term contract at £17,681 – £26,480 (pro rata).  The contract is renewable and extendable (including making it permanent) depending on funding. Other benefits include 24 days paid annual leave, plus bank holidays and 5.5% pension upon successful completion of the probationary period (all pro-rated), training and travelling opportunities including accredited courses on the topics that the Institute covers. The initial salary will depend on experience and there will be a six month probationary period. Full info in the job description


Application deadline 17th December, 23:59pm.


The post is responsible for providing general administrative support to IARS and personal assistance to the IARS Director. Working under the direction and line management of the Director, you will be responsible for the overall administration of the office. Other responsibilities include being the first point of contact for IARS and leading on the IARS’ membership scheme. Confidence, self-motivation, initiative and flexibility are key traits for this post. The post holder is expected to undertake all duties within the context of IARS’ Handbook and Equal Opportunities policy.

Job Purpose:

  1. Office administration
  2. PA to the Director and supporting the IARS team
  3. Board of Trustees
  4. Website and Communications
  5. Other 


What makes our team special is personal commitment, drive, flexibility and teamwork and we are looking for someone who can reflect those same qualities. For this particular role, we are looking for someone with excellent organisational and IT skills, past experience in organising conference and training events, attention to detail and decisiveness. We also want someone who is committed to the values of dialogue, transparency, non-adversarial methods of conflict resolution and restorative justice. Please review our three founding values before applying. Fitting within our organisational culture will be a key factor of success.


Please send the following to by 23:59pm on Monday 17th December 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview the first week of January and complete a short written exercise. The interview panel will include the IARS Director and Deputy Director. We are looking for a candidate to start ASAP.