19 London
London (Central), London (Greater)
Negotiable depending on experience
04 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Job Title
Industry Sector
Banking / Finance, Consultancy
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an incredible opportunity for an experienced Chief of Staff to support the Chairman of a well-established global investment Group and ensure that all objectives are achieved throughout the organisation. This is a varied and dynamic role that requires a high level of interpersonal skills, brilliant business acumen, and a drive to excel. Reporting directly to the Chairman and Managing Director, you will be responsible for being the key coordinator between the Chairman and the various companies, institutions and organisations in which the Chairman is involved. You will also be responsible to assign tasks, monitor, and evaluate performance of all office staff and make recommendations to the Chairman to improve business performance.

Based in London with frequent international travel, this role also requires flexibility and a proactive positive approach.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Organise the work for the Chairman and Managing Director’s staff and coordinate with all internal departments and all staff
  • Manage the flow of information from and to the Chairman. Review every piece of information coming into the Chairman’s office – whether in a letter, memo, email, phone call, or personal visit.
  • Prepare meetings’ agendas, attend meetings, follow up on every meeting.
  • Oversee all the Chairman’s public meetings, presentations, speeches and organise events.
  • Oversee the Chairman’s schedule and all logistical aspects of his agenda.
  • Engage with Senior Managers, stakeholders to implement the Chairman’s agenda.
  • Advise the Chairman on various issues.
  • Establish and maintain good communication channels at all levels within the Group.
  • Ensure that the Chairman’s instructions are delivered to the concerned individuals in a clear manner.
  • Follow-up daily, or as requested, to ensure execution of instructions in order to obtain the required results.
  • Represent the Chairman when requested to do so by the Chairman and handle daily public relations matters.
  • Report the results back to the Chairman on a regular basis.
  • Produce written and oral reports with recommendations.
  • Maintain and follow-up business subjects with all governmental sectors.
  • Inspect, visit and evaluate assignments as instructed by the Chairman.
  • Execute any other specific assignments upon the Chairman’s request.

Essential requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Educated to degree level or higher
  • Excellent written and spoken English; Arabic is a bonus
  • Good understanding of business and culture in the Middle East
  • IT savvy
  • Flexible and able to travel extensively and for long periods of time
  • Disciplined, committed, loyal and dedicated
  • Very hard worker and who is willing to work outside of office hours in line with business needs.
  • Well-travelled, with previous experience in attending conferences and professional business events
  • Good networking skills (previously developed international business network is an advantage)
  • Ability to analyse sales figures and write reports for internal as well as external use
  • Project management skills and great organisational skills
  • Strategic mindset
  • Hands-on approach
  • Proactive and has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent checkable references

If this role sounds of interest, and you meet the essential criteria, please apply within or get in touch to find out more.


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