ASSISTANT TO SECRETARY-GENERAL
Salary: circa £13,000pa for a 3 day week
The Franco-British Council operates from a small office in Westminster. It is staffed by the
Secretary-General and the Assistant (three days a week). The office is normally open from
Tuesday to Thursday, although occasionally this is varied if it proves necessary to organise
meetings on a Monday or Friday. The Assistant plays a vital role in assisting the Secretary-
General with the organisation of the seminars which represent the Council's main activity. She/he
will be expected to attend three/four of these seminars per year in London and Paris. The role will
be initially for a six month period but may be extended depending on funding considerations.
investigating and booking venues
contacting potential participants
making travel arrangements
arranging translators and interpreters
Reports and Newsletters:
Checking, proof reading, copy editing, formatting, liaising with printers (for reports)
Writing quarterly newsletter for members
General Council business for which the Assistant is responsible:
administration of the Eurostar/Franco-British Council Prize (for school students)
minute taking at meetings (shorthand not needed)
filing and mailouts
answering telephone queries
Software: MS Word, Excel, MS Outlook, ACT database, Money Manager
The Assistant is also expected to cover for the Secretary-General in her absence, so the position
would suit someone who is mature, adaptable and capable of working without supervision.
Essential: excellent French (but English mother tongue), a high standard of written English, and
excellent WP and organisational skills.
Desirable: An interest in European and current affairs, editorial experience, basic accounting
skills, conference organising experience.
Applications: a CV with accompanying letter explaining why you are suitable for the job
should be sent (by email) to arrive by 12 July with CV to Ann Kenrick, Secretary-General, Franco-
British Council, Tel: 020 7976 8380
More information about the FBC can be found at: www.francobritishcouncil.org.uk