PA to Head of Development

  • Job Reference: 1108700728-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Simpson Judge
  • Location: Chorley, Lancashire
  • Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Simpson Judge are excited to be working on behalf of one of Lancashire's leading businesses for an Executive Assistant. This role will be instrumental in providing the necessary assistant to enable strategic change and business growth and support the Head of Development. This is a dynamic and fast-growing business based in Chorley, this is an exciting, fast paced, varied and challenging role where my client is looking for exceptional experience from an individual who is looking for the thrill of a role that balances challenge and flexibility.
Why Choose This Opportunity?
My client is looking for someone who can embrace the "muck in" attitude that drives success in a fun, friendly, and hardworking environment. You will be able to navigate the dynamic terrain of a modern organisation, where adaptation is key. Collaborate with an engaging team of individuals.
Typical contribution for this role includes providing essential daily support to the Head of Development by making arrangements and managing diaries in an accurate and timely manner to drive business efficiencies. You will contribute to maintaining a positive atmosphere within the department to support proactive change within the business. You will also filter and attend to the day-to-day functions that are part of the HoD role so that they can focus on the high-level leadership and strategy functions.
Key Duties:
Act as the key focal point for the department in the absence of the Head of Development.
Accurate collation and distribution of data/reports on a weekly and monthly basis, ensuring deadlines are adhered.
Coordinate confidential bi-annual Board Packs.
Supporting the Executive Team with cross business coordination of professional presentation material for internal and external use, ensuring all content is accurate and fully brand compliant.
Ensuring all management expenses and those for their relevant reports are complete, meeting fixed deadlines each month.
Arranging and attending meetings where required including all associated requirements, i.e. taking minutes, agenda creation, assessing availability, arranging refreshments and travel.
Make travel arrangements as applicable, including rail, air, taxi and hotels.
Provide holiday cover for the other Executive Assistants.
Minimum of 5 years in an EA role within a large complex organisation or similar environment
Demonstrate experienced in working at Executive EA level and being able to communicate with senior members of staff and external stakeholders
Ability to plan and organise diaries, meetings and take formal minutes
Experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines in a fast-paced office environment
Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Excellent practical experience in the use of the full suite of Microsoft office packages
What you'll get in return is encouragement, support and the chance to develop yourself in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
If you're interested in this Executive Assistant role, please apply today!