We are looking for a Secretary/Administrative Assistant who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). If you are passionate about the Space industry and would like to join an international environment, read more and apply today!

Please, be aware that the successful candidate will be employed by Octagon Professionals.

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Line Managers and teams in the preparation and follow up of administrative, organisational and contractual matters.
  • Planning/coordinating the commitments and meetings, organising calendar and keeping the Line Managers informed on all issues of concern.
  • Supervising the preparation of files for such meetings and any special subjects
  • Answering incoming calls and performing a pre-screening of these calls for direct connection with the Line Managers or for reply at a later time.
  • Keeping organised records of these calls and checking closure and follow up.
  • Analysing incoming mail- paper and e-mail – and presenting these data in an organised and prioritised manner. Ensuring that important and urgent mail reaches staff to insure timely responses.
  • Ensuring the diffusion of information for the Teams.
  • Preparation ofstaff missions and travel arrangements.
  • Coordinating actions with other secretaries of the Department/ Division; Administrative support Coverage for other units when colleagues are on leave.
  • Composing routine correspondence and keeping a filing system for incoming/outgoing mail.
  • Generating documents and textual and graphics presentations.
  • Check for correct authorisation, substantiating documentation and adherence to Agency rules and practice (ref. leave, mission, conference, authorisation with regards to Staff Rules and Regulations, as well as financial procedures).
  • For the execution of the tasks the contractor will be expected to use related ESA Corporate software tools and documentation systems
  • Administering and maintaining the office documentation systems.
  • Setting up the folder structure, registration, filing and distribution of correspondence and other documentation processed.
  • Follow up of teams’ actions.
  • On personal initiative or on instructions, collecting information and documents necessary for the teams to take actions on given issues.
  • Interfacing and providing support to teams on administrative matters related to use of the relevant systems.
  • Coordination with Facility Management for local, on-site support (e.g. staff and contractors TUD/leaving/relocating).
  • Participating to Events organisation

Requirements:

  • Vocational Degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous administrative assistant experience at an executive level and in an international context;
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft365 and Teams.
  • A good knowledge of the various ESA tools (i.a. MAS, ESA-P) is welcomed.
  • Knowledge of SAP can be considered as an asset.
  • Knowledge of working methods in the space/telecommunications sector is considered an asset;
  • It is important to note that this position requires a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are needed, together with a high degree organizational and communication abilities.
  • Comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Ability to work independently and establish good working relations with relevant actors in ESA and Industry.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of another EU member state language is an asset.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package.
  • Up to 30 vacation days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on most suitable training/courses.
  • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
  • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
  • Yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let’s get in touch!

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Job Information

Job Reference: BBBH2564_1709717976
Salary:
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Aerospace / Aviation
Job Locations: The Hague area
Job Types: Permanent

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