Personal Assistant to Director – Applied Research and Evaluation

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Job Description

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports distressed children and their families through innovative therapeutic practice and research, training and promoting awareness of mental health issues. In April 2019, the Centre opened its new Centre of Excellence located in King’s Cross.

The Centre values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

To provide high level administrative support to the Prof. Jessica Deighton, Director – Applied Research and Evaluation at the Centre. We are looking for a highly efficient Personal Assistant who can help manage the Director’s very busy schedule and inbox. You will need to be extremely well-organised with excellent time-management skills, able to develop and maintain strong working relationships both internally and externally.

The post-holder will be home-based during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic then once social distancing restrictions ease will be based at the Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH.

Please email if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying and we do not hold a sponsorship licence.

Closing date for applications: Midday (12pm), Wednesday 11 August 2021.

Notification of interview

Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Thursday 12 August 2021.
Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.


Interviews will be held on Monday 16 August 2021.

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