Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills – working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.
Innovation Growth Lab (IGL) sits within Nesta’s Research, Analysis and Policy team and currently consists of 10 people, of which about half work from Nesta’s London office while the other half work remotely. It’s a busy team with a number of different international projects running simultaneously.
Are you a proactive, organised and collaborative individual looking for a rewarding new challenge? Then join Nesta as a Team Coordinator working in our busy Innovation Growth Lab (IGL), where you will support us by leading our administrative processes and coordinating the team.
Key roles and responsibilities
This key role will see you lead the team’s administrative processes, ensuring the smooth functioning of IGL – coordinating and recording flows of information within the team so that we can work effectively, and streamline our internal administrative processes to ensure efficiency. You will also be expected to:
- Develop, manage and improve the team’s knowledge management, using tols like Salesforce
- Manage travel and meetings arrangements for team members, including providing diary management
- Provide logistical support to the team in the organisation of webinars
- Be the first point of contact for incoming emails on team-wide inboxes, responding to queries and directing emails to other team members where appropriate
- Support the IGL Grants Programme by managing its administrative processes, such as contracting, reporting, recordkeeping and actioning grant milestone payments.
Experience and skills
You will have demonstrable experience working in an office support or administration capacity, with impressive administrative, organisational and time management skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities simultaneously. An outstanding communicator, both verbal and written, you will have excellent attention to detail, high standards of accuracy and IT skills. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to interact with varying stakeholders, including policymakers and researchers are also key aspects of the role.
Other useful information
- 18 Month fixed term contract
- Closing date: 9 October 2019, 8:00am
- First interviews will be held w/c 14 October 2019.