Executive Assistant

FCDO Services



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Hanslope, South East England, MK19 7BH

About the job

Job summary

Based Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes with the flexibility of hybrid working depending on business need

Free shuttle bus available between central Milton Keynes and Hanslope Park 

Every day, FCDO Services works to help protect people, information and assets all over the world. Supporting government-level customers, we offer a diverse range of services from secure logistics to construction to expertise in cyber security, and more. So whether it’s making a delivery of secure technology across continents, repairing embassies hit by flooding, or helping a government install new secure communications, we’re constantly at work to help protect the UK’s interests both at home and overseas. 

It goes without saying, therefore, that life supporting our directors is both fast-paced and full of opportunities to make an impact. That kind of diary management needs someone with an impeccable eye for detail and someone who’s an exceptional communicator.

Adapt to change – and change your outlook

Our work is tied to international affairs, and that means being ready for change, with the calm flexibility to reprioritise and rearrange at any time. Considering the vast range of vital services and projects we’re involved in worldwide, our director’s diary is always a live document; one that’s continually changing and needs constant management. Naturally, that makes the role challenging, but if you’ve got the exceptional organisation skills, the experience of electronic diary management, and the drive to stay on your toes, it’s hugely rewarding.

Communicate clearly with customers at the very highest levels

Person specification


  • Experience in an EA, administrative role or similar supporting a senior principal
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal. 
  • Highly organised, with excellent time management, attention to detail and ability to apply 

project management principals 

  • Good judgement, tact and diplomatic skills – ability to deliver difficult messages and maintain 

the confidence of colleagues at all levels, handling sensitive information with discretion and 


  • Ability to stay calm under pressure, and flex priorities and prioritise work effectively to meet 

tight deadlines under minimal supervision

  • Understanding of and ability to provide high levels of customer service to internal and external 


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Excel


Alongside your salary of £28,392, FCDO Services contributes £1,051 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

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