London Office

Communications, Corporate & External Relations

Corporate & External Relations Administrator

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is seeking an energetic administrator to contribute to the enhancement of corporate and external relationships between the Institute and its global network of members and partners. Reporting to the office of the Director of Communications, Corporate & External Relations and working closely with the Director-General's Office, you will have the opportunity to be part of a small but dedicated team working on the development of the Institute's outreach to the corporate sector, government and policymaking community and expert and opinion-forming community, including media, worldwide.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with the team to research partners in government, parliamentary bodies, embassies, academia and the university network and media that can be engaged in IISS work as strategic members and contributors;
  • Researching potential attendees for high-level IISS events, including the Director-General’s Dinner Series;
  • Supporting the Department's stakeholder mapping projects in line with wider IISS fundraising objectives;
  • Developing and implementing a corporate events calendar, to include corporate breakfasts and webinars, in line with IISS research and activities;
  • Providing administrative support to the IISS Events team for corporate members, sponsors and partners participating in IISS Dialogues and major events;
  • Supporting the Outreach Manager and Corporate & External Relations Manager in providing regular and relevant communications to members and partners.
  • Maintaining Membership page(s) on the IISS website; working in coordination with the C&ER and Communications and Online teams to improve customer user journeys and update website copy in line with IISS brand and communications strategy;
  • Using systems including Microsoft Dynamics to manage the IISS's relationship with its corporate members and strategic partners, through CRM queries and data analysis;
  • Preparing proposals for prospective corporate members and partners;
  • Supporting the team in the preparation and delivery of expert briefings, corporate events and meetings.

You should have an undergraduate degree and a keenness to work in administration. You need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, an astute and diplomatic manner, the ability to prioritise and time-keep; to write with minimal supervision, attention to detail, methodical working, the ability to multi-task and a flexible approach to work. Some knowledge of Microsoft Suite (including Excel and Word) is essential; Publisher, PowerPoint and MS Dynamics are desirable.

Please apply by email to by 30 October 2016, attaching a CV and covering letter outlining your experience and suitability. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Due to the high volume of applications expected, only candidates invited for interview will receive a reply. Only candidates who already possess the right to work in the United Kingdom should apply.

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