PA to MD (Lovely Blue Chip Company)

Job Title: PA to MD (Lovely Blue Chip Company)
Job Reference: TL/HQ00055564

Location: Staines
Job Type: Contract

Salary:
£38000 - £43000 per annum, Benefits: + Blue Chip Benefits
Sector: Admin & Secretarial

Posted 4 days ago

PA to MD, Staines upon Thames, Lovely Blue Chip Global Company, Up to £43,000 + Blue Chip Benefits, 14 Month Contract covering Maternity, ASAP Start.

PA to MD Overview:

The PA will support two senior managers within the business (MD and VP) in a variety of of duties.  This position is offered on a 14 month fixed term contract covering maternity so there is a chance that the role could progress into a permanent role through time should the current PA not return to the role.

The ideal candidate will have strong PA experience ideally gained within a blue chip or technology led organisation and be able to start in the position in March.

PA to MD Duties:

You will provide a proactive and high standard of support to the Managing Director and Vice President, while managing their diaries to ensure that appointments and meetings are efficiently prioritised, allowing them to make maximum use of operational time. This is a full-time role requiring flexibility and commitment in an interesting and varied environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acting as a first point of contact: dealing with correspondence and phone calls


  • Managing diaries and organising meetings and appointments, often controlling access to the MD


  • Booking and arranging travel, transport and accommodation


  • Organising meetings, events and conferences


  • Reminding the MD and Vice Presidents of important tasks and deadlines


  • Typing, compiling and preparing reports, presentations and correspondence


  • Legal administration (grammatical review of documents to be sent to legal, submission of legal matters onto internal legal system and monitoring/progressing of matters through to conclusion)


  • Managing databases and filing systems


  • Implementing and maintaining procedures/administrative systems


  • Liaising with staff, suppliers and clients


  • Collating and filing expenses


  • Miscellaneous tasks to support the MD and Vice Presidents and occasionally the MD’s wife/family

Ideal Background:

The successful candidate will be someone who is highly capable in managing competing demands and has the confidence to respond to fast-paced enquiries from internal and external customers. It is imperative that the candidate can demonstrate the ability to be highly organised, flexible and committed to working as part of a small team.

Excellent communication skills, both orally and written, with a high level of competence with English Grammar

Fluency in the Korean language is a distinct advantage

Discretion and trustworthiness: you will often be party of confidential information

Flexibility and adaptability, able to work additional hours or be contactable as required

Organisational skills and the ability to multitask

The ability to be proactive and take the initiative

Tact and diplomacy

A knowledge of standard software packages and the ability to learn company-specific software if required.



 
Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.

 

In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.

 

What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.

 

On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.

 

Where’s the future at?

 

It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.

 

Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.

 

As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.

 

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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