Events and Protocol Assistant

Salary: £30,497 pa + benefits

The Events and Protocol Team provides comprehensive coordination for all aspects of any events or meetings held by the Secretariat including planning, coordination and delivery of events services for the Commonwealth Heads of Government, Ministerial and other pan-Commonwealth meetings in London, Commonwealth member countries or other capitals. 

The Events and Protocol Assistant will support the Head and Events and Protocol Managers in managing all aspects of arrangements for Ministerial Meetings and CHOGM.

The Events and Protocol Assistant will provide support in project administration and management and where appropriate take on stand-alone projects. The individual will also take responsibility for co-ordinating events at Marlborough House and has a lead role in organising public access to the building through open days and guided tours. In addition, the post holder will carry out other Events and Protocol administrative tasks as required.

To be considered, you will need to have experience of working on large-scale events and in an international conference environment; proven ability to work cohesively as part of an events team; strong communication and relationship management skills; qualification to degree level or degree-equivalent; at least two year’s office experience; the ability to follow policies and procedures,; and attention to detail and ability to work and adapt under pressure. Experience in working within an international organisation in a multicultural context, and experience working with records management systems, filing structures, and electronic records and information management would be desirable.

The anticipated start date for this position will be end of October 2020.

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries.  We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.

To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and have the right to live and work in the UK.

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The closing date is 23 September 2020, 17:00 BST

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