At UK Government Investments (UKGI), we provide the government with expertise in corporate finance and governance. What we do is unique. We are responsible for ensuring the effective governance and stewardship of government owned companies (such as NatWest Group and the British Business Bank), advising the government on corporate finance issues (including interventions into distressed corporate structures, such as Thomas Cook, British Steel or UK’s acquisition of satellite firm OneWeb) and all significant UK government asset sales (for example, the sale of the Green Investment Bank, sale of UK residential mortgages (most recently through a £4.9 billion disposal in 2019), securitisation of the Student Loan book or the IPO of the Royal Mail). The work we do is significant in terms of social, economic and political impact.
Wholly owned by HM Treasury (HMT), UKGI has a team comprised of c.130 experts which is quickly growing, drawn from the private sector (from banks, accountancy and legal firms) and from the Civil Service to ensure we provide government departments with high quality advice that is delivered and acted upon in the best way possible.
What we are looking for
The Corporate Services Team supports c.115 employees which includes a CEO, 8 Directors and 22 Executive Directors. This senior management team is supported by a team of 13 Personal Assistants (PA). We are seeking to increase the size of that PA team and are looking for enthusiastic and experienced PAs who are prepared to support a team of 2/3 Directors and/or Executive Directors within the Contingent Liabilities Group (CLG) within UKGI.
The CLG is a new central capability which will play a leading role in improving the management of fiscal risks for the UK government, supporting the long-term sustainability of the public finances. The successful applicant will support a Director and 2 Executive Directors, and would be expected to take on additional tasks as required to support the wider team as it builds operational capacity. As such, this role offers excellent development opportunities and would suit individuals who wish to gain broader experience.
The successful applicant(s) will need to be professional and be able to work as part of a team. During busy periods or when covering for colleagues, PAs will be expected to work flexibly which may mean varying their usual working pattern to meet business needs. In addition, and depending on workloads, there will be opportunities to provide additional support to teams working on one of our many interesting and high profile projects.
Please click below to view the full job description for the key accountabilities of the role and the experience and skills required.
At UKGI we place a high degree of value on work life balance and as such applications from individuals seeking flexible working, reduced hours contracts and job shares are actively encouraged.
How to apply
If you would like to be challenged by genuinely fascinating work and work in an environment where work life balance is taken seriously, please apply online with a covering letter and CV.
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