About Palace Yard
Palace Yard is an independent, non-partisan, cross-sector policy and research institute founded by former House of Commons Deputy Speaker and MP, Natascha Engel. Palace Yard help political decision-makers navigate complex policy areas using real-world data and case studies, by publishing short reports and briefings on the most important policy questions facing Britain today.
About the Role
The growing team at Palace Yard requires a professional and dedicated Office Manager to play a pivotal role in overseeing operations. This key position requires a confident and experienced administrator to assist with the work of Palace Yard, particularly in its role as Secretariat to an All Party Parliamentary Group. You will be responsible for developing and overseeing research, event planning, managing diaries, travel arrangements, basic HR admin, and provide an overarching view of workloads across the team.
This is a full time position, based in the office in Victoria, London (flexibility to work-from-home on Fridays).
We are looking for an individual with a mature outlook, capable of providing confident support to a senior team. Whilst Palace Yard are cross-party, there is a strong Parliamentary aspect to their work, and ideally, you will have previous experience as an Office Manager working for an MP, showcasing a deep understanding of Parliament and APPGs, and the intricacies of MPs’ work.
The ideal candidate will stay calm under pressure, be organised and efficient and able to prioritise and respond to upcoming deadlines. You will possess the initiative to stay ahead of the curve, foreseeing workload requirements, and taking proactive steps to ensure seamless office operations without the need for constant direction.
Strong attention to detail, excellent spelling and grammar skills, and the ability to accurately proofread documents will be assessed during the interview stage to ensure the Office Manager maintains the highest standards of written communication.
- Competitive salary (expected to be within the range of £35,000-£50,000 depending on experience)
- 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
- Access to training and professional development opportunities
- Employer contribution pension scheme