The Midlands is a region of pioneering minds, thriving industry, great beauty, inspiring heritage and incredible people. Our region is a place of vibrant cities, bustling towns, flourishing rural areas and welcoming communities. From Shropshire in the west to Lincolnshire in the east, from Derbyshire in the north to Herefordshire in the south, we are the beating heart of the UK.
The Midlands Engine convenes a wide range of partners, from small businesses and universities, to global multinationals, public sector bodies and government agencies, bringing voice and vision to the Midlands. We provide crucial focus and connection so that, together, we can act now with commitment and purpose to drive economic prosperity for the nation and for the benefit of our region’s places, people and future. And now, we’re looking for dedicated, skilled people to be part of that future.
This role is an important technical role at the heart of the Midlands Engine team, you will be providing an exceptional and comprehensive support role to diary management for the Chairman and Executive Director, ensuring that they can operate effectively as an ambassadors for the Midlands Engine.
The postholder will be working within a small team on the strategic planning and coordination of high profile meetings with international leaders, Ministerial visits, and international visits through close liaison with senior Whitehall and regional civil servants, colleagues and partners.
The postholder will be responsible for the full diary management and coordination and provide detailed engagement planning from concept to detailed logistical arrangements for meetings and attendance to events. The postholder will be liaising with (the offices of) business leaders, Government Ministers, Council leaders and senior officers from LEPs and Local Authorities, ensuring a positive image of the organisation is portrayed and opportunities to promote and progress local priorities are maximised.
You will demonstrate you can work across a challenging and varied portfolio, meet tight deadlines, pick up a range of topics quickly, and work cooperatively and flexibly as part of a small and face paced team.