Trainee Executive Assistant

Posted 5 November by Bluetree Group
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A highly unique role has arisen for a business-minded Trainee Executive Assistant here at Bluetree Group, a multi award-winning manufacturing business. This really is an incredible opportunity for a highly capable and committed individual to join our most Senior Directors team whilst being exposed to the workings of a rapidly expanding and innovative business.

Working directly with the two founding Directors of the business and their Executive Assistant you will be an integral part of the team, shouldering high levels of responsibility whilst offering an exceptional level of support. The Directors are looking for someone who is bright, analytical, trustworthy and ultimately has a desire to learn. It is vital that you are confident working with numbers and Excel.

What will the role involve?

The predominant aim of this role is to enable the Directors to be as effective as possible by freeing up their time and helping to organise their workloads. This will mean that in some instances you will need to take complete ownership of areas and lead projects, in others you will be working closely with the Directors. Due to this, you will need to be able to work independently and use your own initiative, although your journey with Bluetree will start with the necessary training to give you the foundation that you need.

You will be a true right hand to the Directors and will have the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines whilst still working with precision and a high level of attention to detail. Always one step ahead your incredible organisational skills will ensure you succeed in this fast-paced role.

Who are we looking for?

- A candidate who is educated to degree level or above

- Impeccable organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

- A fantastic team worker, able to work alongside people at all levels in the business and confidently lead projects

- Analytical and confident working with data

- Highly motivated & driven

- Strong research skills

- A proactive & quick thinker, able to develop innovative solutions to problems

- High levels of flexibility

- Confident decision maker

- Motivated, enthusiastic and hard working

What will a typical day look like?

9:00 Grab a coffee and catch up with our MD to organise next month’s off-site event

9:30 Review an important business contract before sending to our E-Commerce Director to sign off

10:30 Attend this week’s Board meeting

12:00 Research an internal project and put together a report to send to the Board

13:00 Grab some lunch with the team and enjoy a short break

13:30 Catch up on both Director’s email inboxes & calendars to ensure everything is up to date

14:00 Analyse some data ahead of this afternoons Project Meeting

15:00 Meet with the project team

16:00 Prepare & circulate the agenda and slides for next week’s Operations meeting

17:30 Time to go home!

A bit about Bluetree

Bluetree Group is a Fast Track 100 award-winning business and the UK’s largest online printer which is growing at a phenomenal rate. With over 550 employees, all based at their modern headquarters in South Yorkshire, Bluetree uses cutting edge technology and innovative systems to manufacture high quality printed products for a range of different areas of the print market. Following the recent pandemic, Bluetree has established a Medical division at its headquarters becoming the first UK manufacturer of Type IIR Surgical masks and proudly supplying the NHS.

What will happen next?

This will be the process for those successful candidates following the application for this role:

Stage 1 - An online assessment and 1st round of telephone interviews

Stage 3 - 2nd round of formal interviews with further assessments

Stage 4 - Final interview with our Directors

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Teamwork

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