Assistant to UK Business Leader

London (Central), London (Greater)
£ upto £28,500K
17 Oct 2016
28 Oct 2016
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Leading corporate firm, established for over 100 years, has an opportunity for an Assistant to support one of the best-connected women in Britain! The Chairman of a leading corporate firm, who is one of the UK's most prominent business executives and holds a CBE, requires a highly intelligent Assistant who has an interest and passion for commerce and politics. You will be liaising with members of parliament and senior business leaders. While your boss has a personal PA, Chauffer and Diary Manager you will be providing the following support within a particular area of her business:

  • Coordination of the office of the Chair; maintaining records, managing all correspondence, dealing with calls, booking all travel outside of London and coordinating with the driver
  • Organising and attending press and other (such as event) briefings
  • Liaising with the Chairs’ diary manager, whilst ensuring that the needs of the Chairs other complex and extensive business and personal diary responsibilities are met
  • Researches, prioritises and follows up on all correspondence
  • Provides required research, briefing notes and updating speeches
  • Managing the planning, coordination and delivery of  specific projects and events,
  • Attending functions with the Chair, or as her representative,
  • Maintaining  records of and reporting on costs, spend against budget and press coverage



This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate with a passion for politics/policy, who has liaised with very senior individuals, worked within a pressurised role and would like to gain unique experience supporting an extremely interesting individual. You will be:

  • A business, economics or politics graduate
  • Experience of working at a very senior level in a busy, multi-faceted organisation
  • Experienced in sophisticated, complex diary management
  • Experience drafting and editing letters and other documents
  • Some research and writing skills

While the role is an initial 6 month contract there are endless opportunities within the firm and there is a strong possibility the role may be extended.

Hours:                   40 hours plus additional hours when attending an event

Benefits:              29 days holiday


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