Private Secretary & Portfolio Manager, Open to flexible working

London / Glasgow
London £46,250 - £57,975 / Glasgow £43,650 - £53,825
04 Sep 2020
21 Sep 2020
Contract Type

Private Secretary & Portfolio Manager to the Director of Corporate Services

Ofgem works on behalf of energy consumers to ensure that every household and business in the UK can rely on a safe, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy supply.

What we do matters: making a difference to people’s lives now, and for generations to come. We offer a diverse range of flexible working career opportunities: roles that are stimulating and rewarding. And it’s important to us that we recruit from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds – bringing different perspectives and experiences to our work.

Our Corporate Services function is central to the effectiveness of the organisation as a whole – offering professional support and expertise that adds value. Right now, we are in the process of transforming how we work, to create a more integrated function, designed around customer need, that can deliver more efficiently. In this Private Secretary & Business Manager role, you’ll offer high level support to the Director of Corporate Services and act as a key interface between them and their teams, the wider organisation and the external environment. It’s a highly involved role that comes with real responsibility. You’ll ensure that change programmes remain on track and on budget, questioning as required, and taking ownership of the central risk log. Managing the information flow between the Director and the organisation, your contribution will be vital in maximising the Director’s capacity and impact. It’s a role that will suit someone who thrives on fast-paced, highly-varied work and who can build positive relationships at all levels.

Highly developed interpersonal skills will be vital. You should already have significant experience of fostering positive working relationships and networks with internal and external stakeholders. Excellent organisational skills will be equally important – you’ll play a key part in prioritising issues and supporting the Director in managing their portfolio of work. Able to deliver at pace to meet changing priorities, you’ll ensure that the detail is right while applying a lateral perspective, so that you retain a focus on the bigger picture. You should also have experience in managing budgets and risks in the context of programme management.

Ofgem is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of open and fair competition, merit and business need.

Ofgem can offer you a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

  • Up to 30 days’ annual leave
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements, which include a valuable range of benefits
  • Flexible working hours and family friendly policies
  • Subsidised gym
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Rental deposit scheme
  • Perkbox (staff discount scheme)
  • Employee Wellbeing Programme.