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Executive Assistant

  • Location:

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Admin & Secretarial

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    Up to £33000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Catherine

  • Contact email:

    Reading.web@brookstreet.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    HE5851_1540907102

  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    5/11/2018

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Job Description

Executive Assistant
Thames Valley Park, Reading
Contract is until June 2019 initially

Brook Street is currently working on behalf of our Global IT Client to recruit an Executive Assistant. This is a contract role based in Reading until 30th June 2019.

As a Brook Street contractor you will be entitled to 25 days holiday per annum, 8 days paid Bank Holidays pro rota, discounted gym membership, use of the onsite health facility, access to online learning and training, free parking and an excellent subsidised restaurant.

Salary: £33,000 per annum, based on experience, plus benefits

Job Description
We are looking for someone who will work to deliver the highest possible level of executive administrative. The successful candidate will ensure that their Senior Manager's time runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible by: handling and prioritising all internal and external requests for calendar time and travel requests.

Required skills include: initiative, highly accountable, professional, proactive, interactive, trustworthy and confidential, resourceful, and energetic. We are looking for someone with high level of organisational skills, intellectual horsepower, and ability to deal with ambiguity.
Experience of working in a fast-paced Sales and Marketing environment would be extremely beneficial. The successful candidate must have outstanding communication and operational efficiency skills and be comfortable engaging with senior execs inside and outside of the company.

Responsibilities
" Strong organisational skills
" Highest degree of judgement, ability to manage sensitive and confidential information effectively.
" Experience managing international travel arrangements.
" Demonstrates tenacity.
" Excellent written and verbal communicator.
" Team player, participating as an active member of team.
" Maintaining composure in difficult circumstances.
" Ability to modify approach to changing circumstances.
" Able to give and receive constructive feedback.
" Precise, methodical and able to deal with detailed information.
" High level of specialised job knowledge including Outlook, Word, Excel.
" Experience of making effective use of cross company resources through team working and networking.
" Good interpersonal skills; diplomacy and ability to handle conflict and ambiguity well

Candidate Requirements
The ideal candidate will be:
" Must be a high level EA
" Calendar management. Tasks to include re-occurring meetings, 1:1s, ad-hoc internal and external meetings.
" Screening and prioritisation of all incoming requests through knowledge of activities and executive working practices, managing calendar conflicts and invite responses.
" Support for time-sensitive travel requests, outside of group bookings.
" Lead Office Management Programme

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
" A degree-qualified (or equivalent) candidate in Business Studies, Administration or Communications would be advantageous but is not essential.

Deadline for CV submission: Thursday 1st November @ 8am

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