Executive Assistant – Fixed Term until 1 September 2017, Octagon Theatre Bolton

Executive Assistant – Fixed Term until 1 September 2017, Octagon Theatre Bolton

The Octagon Theatre Bolton seeks an experienced Executive Assistant to work in a creative, stimulating and busy environment supporting three executives in the leadership of the organisation.  This includes managing diaries, organising and minuting meetings, as well as general administrative support towards the smooth running of the theatre.

A self-starter, you will be someone who thrives on being proactive and highly organised.  As well as a high attention to detail, with top rate communication and collaboration skills, you will have a flexible and friendly approach to work.  Strong Microsoft Office skills are essential.

The Octagon Theatre Bolton is a highly regarded producing theatre with a strong local connection and a national reputation. We create work that ranges from new plays to classics, and musicals to site specific productions. The Theatre is entering an exciting period in its history: reaching new audiences under new artistic leadership, celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2017-18 and in 2018-19 completing a £10m capital project that will transform the building and set the course for the future.

Off our stages we help nurture and develop stories of others – through our work in the communities from our storytelling sessions for under 5s to our drama group for over 50s – we believe everyone should have the opportunity to be creative.

Contract: Fixed term until 1 September 2017, to cover a staff sabbatical.

Hours: 40 per week

Location: Octagon Theatre Bolton, BL1 1SB

The Octagon also offers a range of employment benefits including:

  • A commitment to flexible working where possible
  • Child care vouchers
  • Loans for season tickets and parking costs
  • Complimentary theatre tickets
  • Staff café discount

There will be a one month probationary period. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of:

  • Satisfactory references
  • Evidence of right to work in the UK as defined by the Home Office
  • Disclosure Barring Service certificate if appropriate

For further details and an application form please visit our website www.octagonbolton.co.uk, email info@octagonbolton.co.uk or call 01204 529407