Are you an enthusiastic communicator with an excellent eye for detail and good organisational skills? If so, you could gain valuable experience as a Programme Assistant – International working in the International team within the Chevening Secretariat.
The Chevening Secretariat administers the global scholarship programme of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Established in 1983, Chevening Awards support study at UK universities – mostly at Master’s degree level – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders and decision makers. Chevening Awards are currently offered in 160 countries and territories, in most regions of the world (except the European Union and the United States of America).
The Chevening programme supports FCO public diplomacy objectives by attracting individuals who have demonstrated clear leadership potential in their home regions. Award holders are selected by British Embassies/High Commissions in their home countries, and encouraged to maintain contact with the UK throughout life. Over 50,000 alumni have held Chevening Awards since the inception of the programme, many returning home to reach positions of influence in a range of sectors. The Chevening Secretariat provides high-level support for existing award holders and applicants and promotes the programme globally. It is housed at the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
As a Programme Assistant working with the International team, your responsibilities will include:
Our benefits include 31 days holiday per year (including 4 Christmas closure days) plus bank holidays, competitive pension scheme (10% employer contribution plus 5% employee contribution), season ticket loan and excellent support for learning and development through a range of educational and networking activities.
At the ACU, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of gender, race, religion, marital status, disability, age, and sexual orientation.
As Programme Assistant International you will be employed by ACU Trading Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary.
Closing date: 15 November 2019
Interview date: 27 November 2019
Applicants should submit their application form, along with a current CV and a detailed covering letter (maximum two pages). The covering letter must state what you can bring to the post and how you meet all the criteria of the role. Please also provide details of your current salary.
Applicants should also complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring form.
Please send the application form, covering letter, CV and completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm (GMT) on 15 November 2019. Please indicate in the subject line of your email that you are applying for the post of Programme Assistant International. Applicants may address the covering letter to the Head of HR.
Please note, if we do not receive a completed application form, we will be unable to consider your application.