Senior Executive Assistant

Posted 21 March 2024
Salary £45,585 to 61,198
Job type Permanent
Discipline Human Resources Recruitment
Contact NameLiberty Parker

Job description

​We are currently supporting a leading education provider in Birmingham, who are recruiting for a Senior Executive Assistant to cover a 12 month parental leave, starting from the end of May.

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours) with a salary band of £45,585-£61,198 and offers 1 day per week home working.

The successful candidate will need to display excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and have experience of supporting senior members of staff and undertaking a broad range of work, from project delivery to event management.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing a comprehensive support service to the CEO, including diary and event management, meeting and minuting support and organising overseas travel

  • Ensuring the effective and proactive management of mailboxes and a complex and challenging diary with a range of internal and high-profile external commitments, prioritising and planning the diary at least 12 months in advance

  • Producing documents, presentations, and briefings in relation to the work undertaken by the senior team, including undertaking desk research and sourcing, interpreting, and appropriately responding to information from internal and external stakeholders

  • Proactively preparing and collating high-quality meeting-related papers to ensure the effective sequencing of executive and non-executive committees, acting as an interface between senior colleagues

  • Providing high-quality committee support including taking clear and concise minutes and ensuring that any action points are followed up in a timely manner

  • Planning and arranging events, and organising high-profile visits by senior external stakeholders, working with a range of departments

Experience required:

  • Proven experience of working as a Personal/Executive Assistant at Board level in a complex organisation

  • Substantial experience of engaging, and collaborating, with internal and external stakeholders

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Outstanding organisational and administrative skills

  • The ability to complete tasks based on only broad direction and with minimum supervision

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire confidence and command authority with a range of colleagues and high-profile external contacts

  • Outstanding written communication skills, including the ability to write on behalf of the senior team for different audiences and to required deadlines

  • Ability to produce and analyse complex source material, information and data

Rewards and Benefits:

  • 40 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)

  • Generous pension scheme

  • Family friendly discounts and vouchers

  • Private health and dental options

  • Discounted gym memberships

  • EAP

Working hours:

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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