Part time opportunity!

Job Title: Executive Assistant to the CEO and Office Manager

Location: IARS Institute Office, Bermondsey, London

Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 FTE depending on experience (£15,000 – £18,000 pro-rated)

Hours: 3 days per week

Contract type: Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 30th August, 11.59pm



  • Permanent contract (6-month probation)
  • 24 days annual leave plus the Bank Holiday (pro-rated)
  • 5.5% pension contribution (on completion of probation period)


The Role

This is an exciting time to join IARS and a great opportunity to make a lasting and tangible impact on the future success of the charity. We’re looking for a part-time Executive Assistant to join our team and lead at a time of organisational and strategic change.

You will be responsible for providing high quality support to the CEO, Board of Trustees and Senior Managers 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 and to work closely with the CEO, Board and Senior Managers.

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


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 two stages in the application process.

Stage 1:

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

The application deadline for this stage is Monday 30th August 11.59pm.

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

Stage 2:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview w/c 6th September (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