Posted on April 23, 2024
Executive Assistant West End £70000 - £85000 per year Permanent

Samantha Gillespie

Senior Principal Consultant

Executive Assistant required to work closely with the Founder/CEO of a growing, award-winning consultancy business. This is a fantastic opportunity for an accomplished Executive Assistant, looking for an involving, ambassadorial and challenging role. Combining classic EA duties (business and personal) with operations, projects and more, this is a unique opportunity for an intelligent, positive and high energy individual who will embrace and deliver.

This Executive Assistant opportunity is ideal for an individual with solid experience of supporting a dynamic HNWI in both a private and business capacity and someone who has previously worked in a startup or fast growth business, where your role has evolved over time.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Executive Assistant tasks (Business and Private) to the CEO/Founder
  • Managing complex diary and schedule
  • Arranging travel itineraries and logistics (business and personal)
  • Organising private dinners, lunches, entertainment and events with meticulous attention to detail
  • Preparing meeting agendas, collate documents, following up on action items
  • Conduct thorough research to support decision-making processes
  • Event management
  • Organising business and personal gifts
  • Managing expenses, bills, payments, credit cards and invoices
  • Leading on managing projects and special initiatives
  • Flexibility to provide out of hours support to the CEO and their family on both personal and business matters
  • Flexibility to work from either the office or the CEO’s home, as required.

Skills and experience:

  • At least 5 years demonstrable experience of supporting a HNWI in both a private and business EA capacity
  • Experience of working in a start-up or fast growth business
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – including proofreading and creation of business ready documentation
  • Highly organised and detail oriented with a proactive work-style
  • Strong scheduling / coordination skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment with an optimistic approach to work and life
  • Incredibly proactive and able to take initiative and work efficiently with little direction
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality of sensitive information and discussions

Salary: £70,000 – £85,000 depending on experience

Lily Shippen's business support team are experts in recruiting top secretarial, office administration and business support talent, including Personal Assistant's, Executive Assistants, Private PAs, and Office Managers, on a temporary, permanent, and fixed-term contract basis. We work with clients across the United Kingdom, from our offices in London and Manchester, as well as servicing international and remote roles.