Job Type: Permanent, full time
Salary: £31,740 – £35,540 per annum, inclusive of Inner London Weighting
About the role
We are London’s Creative Catalyst for arts, curiosity and enterprise. Our values reflect our Purpose in that we are inclusive, sustainable, daring, connected and joyful.
The Barbican is an international arts, conference and education centre in the heart of the City of London. Across our theatres, concert halls, cinemas, galleries, business venues and public and community spaces, we spark creative possibilities and transformation for artists, audiences, and communities – to inspire, connect and provoke debate. We are the place to be and a place where everyone is welcome. Our impact is felt far outside our walls and ripples beyond the experiences we offer – locally, nationally and internationally.
We are looking for a motivated and professional PA to provide executive and administrative support to the Director of People, Culture and Inclusion, starting in April 2023.
In this role, you will promote the People, Culture and Inclusion office as a role model for the Barbican’s management style and leadership, most importantly being a beacon for equity, inclusion and wellbeing. Sitting in the People Inclusion and Culture directorate will require the highest levels of sensitivity and care. You will be proactive, hands-on, enthusiastic and show initiative. You will demonstrate the highest level of customer service, and oversee and manage the People, Culture and Inclusion directorate including the management of the Directors’ diary. Your other responsibilities will be many and varied, and include helping to prepare reports and presentations for a range of stakeholders, co-ordinating meetings, managing events, managing group mailboxes, producing agendas, action planning and establishing and maintaining good working relations with Directors and Heads of Departments.
Our ideal candidate will have previous experience of providing PA and admin support, and be capable of complex diary management, including travel arrangements. You will have extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of software, excellent word processing skills, and a logical, numeric and analytical approach to your work.
A self-starter with the ability to work autonomously and independently, showing care and sensitivity, you will be ready to take the initiative to make decisions and solve problems. It will also be helpful if you have an understanding of HR and some of the protocols involved in working with Boards and committees
How to apply
Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 08 February 2023.
As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of staff within the Barbican we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from groups that are currently underrepresented, including people from Global Majority* backgrounds and disabled people. In recognising the positive value of diversity, we want to better reflect and understand the communities we exist to serve. Furthermore, we are members of the Disability Confident Scheme and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who would like to be considered under this scheme and who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. If you have a disability and need adjustments to the application process, please let us know.
*Global Majority is a collective term that refers to the group of people who make up the majority of the world. It refers to people who are Black, African, Asian, Brown, mixed-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and/or have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’.
Photo: Max Colson