Team Assistant (Advancement Operations)

Team Assistant (Advancement Operations)
Employer: Natural History Museum
Salary: £27,000
Location: London

The Natural History Museum (NHM) is a world-class visitor attraction, leading science research centre and commercial event space. We use our unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. We care for more than 80 million specimens, both in our London and Tring museums, spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.

Our Development Group generates philanthropic income, helping to build a new natural history museum for the future – investing in capital development, attaining vital acquisitions for the collections, transforming our galleries, developing innovative exhibitions and undertaking ground-breaking scientific research on issues that affect all our futures.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we will soon launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world’s leading visitor attractions, the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150 anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

About the role
We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Assistant to support the Head of Advancement Operations and the wider Advancement Operations team. This role will be at the heart of the Development group supporting the Museum’s ambitious fundraising objectives by providing professional, administrative, organisational and logistical support to the team.

You will provide administrative, financial and database support, and ad hoc project support.

Providing professional support to the Head of Advancement Operations, you will ensure that their time is managed efficiently and effectively. This will include but is not limited to: diary management and prioritisation, co-ordinating of meetings, proofreading documents, organising travel and financial admin including reconciling of expenses.


About you
You will have excellent organisational, time management and communications skills to proactively deal with conflicting demands and manage numerous different relationships with the appropriate degree of confidentiality and sensitivity. Experience in an administrative role and the ability to build good working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally, will be essential. If you have experience working in a relevant environment e.g. fundraising/visitor attraction/cultural institution, it would be advantageous.

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