Executive Assistant (Ref: 3691)

Committee on Climate Change

Apply before 11:55 pm on Friday 29th October 2021


Reference number



27,675 - 31,200


Executive Officer
EO (L)

Contract type

Fixed Term

Length of employment

For a period of up to 12 months

Type of role

Administration / Corporate Support

Working pattern

Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts




About the job


This position is based at 1 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1H 0ET

Job description

About the Climate Change Committee:

The Climate Change Committee was created as an independent expert body to advise Parliament and the Government on climate change policy. The CCC has established itself as a high-profile, high-impact expert body in the analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The CCC receives daily media coverage across national, devolved, regional, local and international print, online and broadcast media outlets and has growing engagement with key audiences on social and digital channels including the CCC website and Twitter.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, fast-paced organisation with a high public profile. The Executive Assistant will work closely with our Chief Executive and Head of Private Office to provide high-quality administrative support to our Chief Executive and Chief Economist.
Key objectives and responsibilities:

1) Provide effective and proactive diary support to the Chief Executive and Chief Economist

Manage their diaries to accommodate internal and external meeting requests
Review speaking requests with the Chief Executive and Head of Private Office and liaise with the event organisers on logistics for requests that are accepted
Reach out to internal and external stakeholders to set up meetings when suggested by the Chief Executive
Liaise regularly with Chief Executive and Chief Economist to ensure his diary is in line with work priorities

2) Provide support to the delivery of major CCC events

Liaising with venues, drafting and issuing invitations, monitoring attendee responses

3) Provide support to the management of correspondence received by the CCC

Work with the Head of Private Office to prepare and send responses to correspondence

4) Provide support for the Committee and team

Liaise with Committee members and members of the secretariat on speaking requests to check availability and help support on logistics
Liaise with Committee members on changes to schedule of Committee meetings

Essential criteria

This role will require experience of:

diary management
managing a shared inbox
managing correspondence


Please refer to Job Description


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Written skills Job related simulation


Learning and development tailored to your role
An environment with flexible working options
A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
A Civil Service pension

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Technical skills.
Please refer to Job Description

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  James Lees
Email :  james.lees@theccc.org.uk
Telephone :  07585 104950
Recruitment team :
Email :  defra-recruitment-enquiries@gov.sscl.com

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