PA to the Chief Operating Officer

Discipline: Director's Office
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £36,000 - £40,000 per annum
Contact email:
Job ref: 007542
Published: about 1 month ago
Expiry date: 31 May 2024 12:00
Startdate: ASAP

We are looking for a PA to the Chief Operating Officer to join the National Theatre Directors' Office.


The purpose of the role

As PA to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), this role has a primary focus in providing comprehensive administrative support to the COO, in collaboration with the wider Directors’ office team and the COO’s direct reports.


They will be responsible for delivery of smart and strategic diary management for the COO and handling administrative tasks on the on the COO’s behalf. This role will provide varying levels of support for the Finance & Audit Committee, NT Food & Drink Board, Enterprises Board, and the Financial Planning Group. This will be done in close collaboration with the key contacts (internal and external), including, where appropriate, acting as central point for preparation of related papers, meeting scheduling; comprehensive minute-taking may also be required.


In addition to having primary responsibility to the COO, this role will provide administrative support to the Legal team, including invoice and expenses management, and diary co-ordination where required.


The successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Experience in a PA or administrative capacity within a senior-level environment (business or charity sector)

  • Skilled multi-tasker - both independently and within a team - with ability to adjust to varied deadlines and manage expectations accordingly

  • Experience in formal minuting and report drafting

  • Proven experience in safeguarding sensitive and confidential information accordingly, with a core understanding of prioritisation

  • Excellent communication (in all mediums), interpersonal, and organisational skills, including building and maintaining key relationships in a senior space

If that sounds like you, this may be the role for you!



Download the Job Description here.

Working with us will give you…

  • Complimentary staff tickets for shows and NT Talks and Events, subject to availability and policy.

  • Discounts in the NT’s bars, cafes, restaurants, and bookshop, as well as in local businesses (from Wagamama to local childcare providers & gyms on and around the South Bank)

  • Access to interest-free season ticket loan and Cyclescheme partnership

  • Pension schemes with Legal & General and NEST

  • Sabbatical option, subject to agreement and policy

  • Generous sick pay

  • Family-friendly employer with supporting policies

  • Hybrid and flexible working, subject to agreement and policy

  • Training and Development Programme via e-learning platform, and specialist in-person training relating to role.

  • On-site Occupational Health and welfare support

  • Free-to-access Employee Assistance Programme, enabling counselling and mental wellbeing support, financial and legal advice, and advice on caring responsibilities.

  • On-site staff canteen and bar

  • Staff networks including Amplified: The Ethnically Diverse Network; Disability Staff Network; LGBTQ+ Network; Parents and Parents & Carers Network

  • The NT is also a member of Parents and Carers in the Performing Arts (PiPA)

Please note 


The closing date for the receipt of a completed application is Friday 31st May  2024 at 12 noon.


We support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for our vacancies.


If you would like to speak to someone about any adjustments or have any questions you can email and we will be in touch with you to make the necessary arrangements.


People Department 2024