We're Hiring: HR and Operations Administrative Assistant

IFST is hiring! We are looking for a HR and Operations Administrative Assistant to support our work to promote food science and technology for the benefit, safety and health of everyone.

As our HR and Operations Administrative Assistant, you will provide a range of core administrative support for the Institute’s activities. Reporting to the HR and Operations Manager, this role will include HR, operations, facilities and governance administration, as well as exciting opportunities to support our IFST member community. You should be IT literate, already have some administrative experience and be looking for a role in which you can develop your skills and progress your career.

Experience of using CRMs, membership databases and/or HRIS systems is highly desirable in applicants for this role.

This role demands a proactive individual with exceptional interpersonal skills, capable of taking initiative in their role and comfortable communicating with people at all levels of the Institute. We are a small team, so a proactive and can-do attitude is just as important as your administrative skills.

The post will be office-based (Hammersmith, London), with occasional homeworking in accordance with business needs. You may also need to occasionally provide support at IFST events, such as our annual IFST Lecture and IFST Conference.

  • This is a full time role, working 35 hours across a five-day working week (Monday to Friday). We offer an attractive benefits package including 34 days leave (pro rata for part time employees and inclusive of bank holidays) and a team benefits scheme.
  • Salary is £23,320-£25,000 per annum (plus benefits & performance-related bonus), negotiable depending on experience.

To apply

Please send your CV and a brief cover letter detailing your relevant experience/skills and what attracts you to this role. Please ensure that you have read the person specification in full. Please note that any CVs received without an accompanying cover letter will not be considered.

All applications must be emailed to recruitment@ifst.org. We will look at applications as we receive them, and if we think you could be right for the role, we will ask you to meet us.

(No agencies, please)

IFST’s EDI Statement:

The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) recognises that diversity is not only a moral imperative but also a catalyst for innovation and excellence in scientific endeavours. We recognise the importance and benefits of equal opportunities, diversity, inclusion and eliminating discrimination in every aspect of our work. By embracing diverse perspectives, experiences, and talents, IFST aims to drive positive change and advance the field of food science for the benefit of society.

We aim to ensure that no individual or group is treated more or less favourably than others on grounds of sex, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternity/paternity or religion.

We work to comply with all the legislation related to equal opportunities to ensure that the culture, philosophy and processes within IFST are free from bias of any kind.

HR and Operations Administrative Assistant v July24.pdf