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Posted 4 April by Sopra Steria Recruitment Easy Apply Ended


Central London

£34,000 - £36,000

Sopra Steria Recruitment are working with one of the UK’s largest retail network, as well as the largest financial services provider in the UK with over 11,600 branches nationwide.

The Role:

The role is for an efficient Personal Assistant to the Group CIO. The emphasis of this role is the provision of an all-round assistant rather than technical secretarial skills. The role works independently to an Executive Director. A good understanding of business administration/skills is essential along with a strong presence and gravitas within the business.

What is involved:

  • Proactively manage the diary of an Executive Director, prioritising appointments and events. Co-ordinate arrangements for internal and external meetings

  • Arrange, attend and minute Team Meetings, following through on actions on behalf of Director where appropriate.

  • Undertake research activities to prepare reports, briefing papers and produce 1st draft presentations.

  • Send routine letters without referral, compose and prepare more complex correspondence.

  • Maintain personnel information for director’s team and deal with other confidential material.

  • Use the business procurement procedures to buy in goods or services against authorised budget.

Skills and experience:

  • Previous experience working as a Senior PA or at Executive Assistant level and dealing with high level senior Directors.

  • A thorough understanding of the role(s) and methods of working of senior managers and their teams and a good general understanding of multilayered organisations.

  • Ability to influence and manage upwards, acting with tact and diplomacy.

  • Ability to co-ordinate a number of diverse tasks at the same time - this is a multi-faceted role and there is a requirement for a high degree of flexibility to meet the constantly changing priorities of the Marketing Director.

  • Good keyboard skills with experience of Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel.

This role is for an initial 6 months fixed term. If the candidate is meeting the requirements of the role then this candidate will then be made permanent.

Reference: 34829231

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