Office Administrator and PA to the Director

Office Administrator and PA to the Director

Job Title: Office Administrator and PA to the Director

Location: IARS Institute Office, Canada Water, London

Salary: £18,065 (Pro-rated)

Hours: 3 days a week

Closing Date: Sunday 31st May


· Permanent contract (6-month probation)

· 24 days annual leave plus the Bank Holiday (pro-rated)

· 5.5% pension contribution.

The Role

We are looking for a part-time Office Administrator and PA to the Director to provide high quality administrative support for our work with marginalised communities, helping us to grow our impact nationally and internationally. We are looking for a flexible and highly motivated person with exceptional administrative and problem-solving skills who relishes the opportunity to support our work.

The role is split into two key areas (a) Office and Finance Administration (b) PA Support for the Director

The Office Administrator will support the IARS team with office and finance administration in order to ensure that the Institute delivers its charitable objects, and continues to pursue its stated vision and mission. They will be line managed by the Director and will work closely with office team, especially the Finance Manager on finance administrator, as well as interns, volunteers and our pan-European project partners.

About the IARS International Institute

The IARS International Institute has a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We achieve our charitable aims by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision making. We aspire to be a leader in creating new knowledge and forming public and expert opinion internationally. Over 85% of the Institute’s work takes the form of world class academic inputs (e.g. peer reviewed articles, ebooks, reports, consultation responses, policy papers, conference presentations, conference papers). We deliver our charitable mission:

· By empowering marginalised individuals of our society through accredited training, educational programmes, mentoring and one-to-one support;

· By acting as an international network of NGOS bringing together people and ideas to share best practice and engage in debates on current social problems

· By carrying out action research and evaluation that is independent, credible, peer-reviewed, user-led, focused and current

· By supporting individuals and grass roots organisations to carry out their own initiatives to shape decision-making and society, and by helping them to maximise their social impact

· By being an authoritative, independent and evidence-based voice on current social policy matters.

Application Process

There are three stages in the application process.

Stage 1:

Please send: (a) your CV (b) a covering letter addressing the Person Specification and (c) the IARS Diversity Form to Dr. Claire Bonham, IARS Director via

The application deadline for this stage is Sunday 31st May 11.59pm.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. We regret not having the resources to respond to unsuccessful candidates.

Stage 3:

· Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview w/c 8th June (video interviews will be considered in light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation). For an informal chat about the role please contact Dr. Claire Bonham via

Click here for the JD Office Administrator and PA to the Director_JD_April2020

Click here for the diversity monitoring form IARS diversity monitoring form 2020