BAT 360x180

Director's Executive Assistant

Competitive salary package + excellent benefits

London, United Kingdom

Fixed-term contract of 1 year


BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

SENIORITY LEVEL: Experienced Non-Management Level

FUNCTION: Executive & Corporate Services



Provide comprehensive administrative, organisational and secretarial support within a high-volume multi-tasking environment. Activities will include interaction with various senior internal and external stakeholders and the job holder will execute various planning, organising and coordinate activities. BAT is looking for someone who is conscientious and highly flexible EA with Senior/Board level experience. Ability to communicate clearly and confidently across all levels of the Company and with external partners. Someone who has a proactive approach, who works well with very little direction and a positive attitude. An energetic person who can fully engage with the team and build a positive environment whilst keeping everything on a smooth track. Good under pressure, can power through tasks and able to keep their sense of humour when things become challenging. Someone with the maturity to liaise with Board members when required whilst maintaining the utmost discretion.

Reports to: Regional Director

Geographic Scope: Local


  • Manage each Director’s electronic calendar to ensure all meetings/market visits are in place which involves constant checking and updating. There are more than 30 other complex meetings to manage each year in addition to Main Board meetings, Regional Audit Committee meetings, Global Leadership meetings, Corporate Committee meetings.
  • Screening and filtering of correspondence and callers to the Director to ensure optimum use of their time whilst maintaining positive relationships with both internal & external people.
  • Provide both organisational and administrative support to the Director using initiative and proactivity.
  • Plan and manage the daily, weekly, monthly and annual schedules, liaising closely with different EA’s around the Globe.
  • Plan and manage complex travel arrangements, comprising all flights, itineraries/ programmes, and liaison with end markets throughout the world.
  • Ensure Director is up to date with critical events and issues, as well as routine issues, regardless of their whereabouts at any time.
  • Ensure Director is adequately prepared for each meeting/event/trip on daily basis. This may include providing research on individuals and organisations.
  • Prioritise and process all queries and correspondence, follow-up and respond on Directors behalf where possible.
  • Provide confidential administrative/secretarial services covering highly sensitive work.
  • Undertake project work as requested.
  • Organise, maintain and monitor the social diary for the Director and deal with their private and personal affairs as requested.
  • Organise back-up secretarial support when required.
  • Make sure that all files are filed as per BAT policy.
  • Organise/attend meetings in the UK/overseas as required.


Experience Required

  • Exceptional organisation skills with the ability to anticipate requirements, prioritise their workload and that of managers (where appropriate) and set daily/weekly objectives and targets.
  • Self-motivation, organization and the ability to anticipate requirements, plan ahead and priorities.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and team working skills.

Technical / Functional / Leadership Skills Required

  • First class organisational and administrative ability.
  • Excellent secretarial skills
  • Excellent computer literacy including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultures.
  • Sufficient appreciation of the business to recognise and understand priorities.
  • Team building ability – as part of the Directors’ Executive Assistants team.

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • IT literate: excellent keyboard skills and advanced skills in current versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook. Good user knowledge of SRM.


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!