Executive Assistant

  • Contract
  • Remote

The Ardonagh Group -

Full job description

Executive Assistant – ARD930906 – Remote, must be based in the UK

Do you have exceptional organisational and relationship skills? If so, this Executive Assistant role may be the next move in your career. You will be working closely with one of our Executive Directors and their team to support their day-to-day operations including executive communication, diary management, minute taking and event organisation. This role also provides a conduit and flow of information between the senior leadership team.

This is more than a standard Personal Assistant role; you will be exposed to the inner workings of the business area and develop a good understanding of the wider organisation and will make a clear and defining contribution to the leadership team and the business. You are likely to be a high performing individual who can deliver ideas and inputs coherently and precisely.

Primarily a remote role based from home, there will be at least a monthly requirement to travel to attend meetings within the UK.

What experience do you need for the Executive Assistant role?

It’s essential that you have extensive experience as an Executive Assistant supporting at Director / ExCo level. You will be considered expert level using the full suite of MS Office as this role will require you to prepare reports and presentations for meetings.

This position requires a high level of attention to detail, confidentiality, and an ability to multi—task is of course a prerequisite. To be successful you must have excellent communication and relationship building skills, be exceptionally organised, and have the intuition to balance competing and complex priorities to ensure the smooth running of diaries and travel arrangements. If you come from professional services or financial services that would also be an advantage, though not essential.

Main Accountabilities

Provide a comprehensive and fully confidential clerical and personal assistance service to the Executive Director

Answer and field any requests and queries appropriately and confidentially

Gathering business area reports, proof reading and compiling them into Exco or Board packs

Co-ordinate and organise meetings including Senior Leadership Team meetings and conferences, both in person and virtually with excellent attention to detail

Collate information, statistics, reports, presentations, and briefs in conjunction with communications team where required.

Preparing presentations, reports, proposals, and research packs often working closely with internal and external stakeholders

Improving the team’s ongoing processes and organising procedures to ensure optimal efficiency and productivity

What skills will you need?

Developing relationships – helping the senior leadership team to drive the business to reach its ambitions

Communication – both verbal and written, with an excellent standard of English

Excellent MS Office skills – including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Learning – you will want to develop and learn something new every day.

Listening – in addition to providing feedback, you will need to hear and understand the needs of the team

Organised – with razor sharp attention to detail with best-in-class expectation management

Unafraid – to challenge to status quo.

Adaptable – ability to multitask and continuously prioritise

In return you will be welcomed and supported by our Ardonagh family, with opportunities to earn your annual salary plus a role-based incentive plan and grow your career. You will also be joining an organisation that cares about you as a person and your wellbeing. Some of the other benefits are:

Holiday entitlement of 26 days plus bank holidays

Opportunity to progress your career across the entire Ardonagh family

Gain professional qualifications to enhance your knowledge and career prospects

Pension scheme for when you feel it’s time to retire

24-hour support for you and your families physical and mental wellbeing

Corporate perks such as discounted gym memberships, cinema tickets, shopping, Eyecare vouchers, cycle to work and much more

1 days paid volunteering day to give back to our communities

Ardonagh Community Trust (ACT) – Raising funds for charity with donation matching in your local community

The Spotlight Awards, where we shine a light on the brightest talent across our group

If your application is successful, we will conduct relevant employment checks prior to you commencing employment with us. These will include verifying your recent employment, address, credit history and a standard criminal record check.

Please note: We may close a vacancy prior to the publish end date if the required quality or number of applications has been received. No Agencies please

Why not check us out on LinkedIn or speak to one of our team to find out what life’s really like with The Ardonagh Group family. #LI-Remote #LI-KR1

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