Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant London, England

The Institute of Food Science and Technology
Full Time London, England 10.56 - 22000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

IFST is hiring! We are looking for a Business Administrative Assistant to support our work to promote food science and technology for the benefit, safety and health of everyone.

As our Business Administrative Assistant, you will play a crucial role supporting the IFST team with varied administrative tasks. This will include HR, office and facilities administration, as well as exciting opportunities to support our IFST member community and at IFST events. You will probably have entry-level administrative experience and are looking for a role in which you can further your skills and progress your career. We are a small, friendly team and all muck in to keep things running smoothly.

The role will be full-time for 35 hours per week. It will be hybrid remote, working mainly from home with up to 2x days per week in our Hammersmith office. You will also need to occasionally provide support at IFST events, such as our annual IFST Lecture and IFST Conference. The salary will be £22,000 per annum (plus benefits and performance-related bonus), and we ideally need someone available for an immediate start.

If you are interested in developing your administrative skills, join us to help put our ambitious plans to grow our membership into practise.

TO APPLY please submit your CV & a cover letter via email to [email protected] A more detailed Job Description and Person specification is available upon request. We look at applications as we receive them and if we think you could be right for the role, we will ask you to meet us.

No agencies please.

We are the UK’s leading professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology. We are an internationally respected independent membership body, supporting food professionals through knowledge sharing and professional recognition.

Our core aim is the advancement of food science and technology based on impartial science and knowledge sharing.

Our membership comprises individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, from students to experts, working across a wide range of disciplines within the sector.

We are a registered charity (no 1121681) and a company limited by guarantee (no 930776).

IFST is guided in its decision-making and activities by its five values and through a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.


· Evidence-based

· Professional

· Innovative

· Independent

· Food Science Community

IFST’s EDI Statement: We recognise the importance and benefits of equal opportunities, diversity, inclusion and eliminating discrimination in every aspect of our work.

We aim to ensure that no individual or group (including members, employees, job applicants, officeholders, volunteers, consultants, members of committees and panels or participants in research) is treated more or less favourably than others on grounds of gender, age, marital status, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternity/paternity or religion.

We work to comply with all the legislation related to equal opportunities to ensure that the culture, philosophy and processes within IFST are free from bias of any kind.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Up to £22,000.00 per year


  • Work from home


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Performance bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • London, W6 7NJ: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Administrative: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in London, W6 7NJ

Administrative Assistant
The Institute of Food Science and Technology

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