Executive Assistant to the Director of Operations


Up to £34,000 per annum, dependent on skills and experience

Full-time (40 hours per week), permanent contract

As the home of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, at the Royal Opera House we want many more people to enjoy and engage in exceptional ballet and opera.

The Director of Operations is responsible for the management of the following functions of the Royal Opera House: Facilities, Information Technology, Orchestra Administration, Planning, Technical and Production, and Visitor Experience - together some 500 members of ROH staff. They also oversee several key organisational projects.

The Director`s main accountability is to ensure that the right people, processes, technology and infrastructure are in place to deliver the ROH plan operationally, while continuously driving improvements in cost, efficiency and safety.

We are now looking for an experienced Executive Assistant to support and facilitate the Director`s work across all of their responsibilities, ensuring the efficient and effective working of the Operations office and high-quality relationship and contact management.

We are looking for somebody with:

  • A proven track record of Executive Support experience in a busy, multi-faceted office, with experience of complex diary management.
  • Excellent people and relationship building skills, with the ability to operate successfully with people at all levels.
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise activities, anticipate needs, plan effectively and be solutions-focused.
  • Capability to work under pressure and manage a busy workload with high productivity and initiative.
  • Confidence in working with senior team members and effectively dealing with executive-level matters, with the ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality.

All of our staff are expected to uphold the Royal Opera House values: respect, openness and valuing the highest standards.

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under-represented in our workforce, in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. For queries please contact the HR Department at hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk You can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.Interviews will be held online.

Closing date for applications: 8am Wednesday 10 March 2021.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

No agencies please.




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