Executive Assistant

Location
Fulham, London (Greater)
Salary
c. £40,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted
27 May 2022
Closes
24 Jun 2022
Job Title
EA
Industry Sector
Hospitality
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Club

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen to work for one of the world’s finest private member clubs as the Executive Assistant at The Hurlingham Club.

Situated in 42 acres of landscaped grounds adjacent to the River Thames in Fulham and since its opening in 1869, The Hurlingham Club’s croquet and tennis lawns, botanical gardens and stately Georgian Clubhouse have made it a sought-after destination for exclusive sporting and social activities.

The Department

The EA is the Head of Department for the Club Office and provides administrative support to the Chief Executive, and to the Club’s wider management team including the Main Committee and Executive boards. 

The Role

As the EA, you will provide first class support to the Chief Executive of the Club and, as a Head of Department, will manage the Senior Administrator to ensure the smooth operational running of the Club Office. 

As the main point of contact regarding all Club Office matters, you will build professional relationships with key stakeholders and members within the Club. You will have to deal with all internal and external correspondence, replying on the Chief Executive’s behalf where appropriate. You will assist in the development, execution and implementation of strategies in line with the Club’s wider objectives and lead specific projects where appropriate.

On a day-to-day basis, you will arrange key meetings and prepare agendas, reports and minutes for and must be comfortable drafting a variety of outputs for the Chief Executive. 

This is a full-time role (40 hours per week), predominantly Monday to Friday, though some weekend and evening work will be required.

The Candidate

As EA, you will provide support to the highest level. You will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to deal with a wide variety of people in a calm and diplomatic manner. You will possess good judgment, high emotional intelligence and a solution driven approach to your work. You must be comfortable with change.

You will be fastidiously organised with extensive experience with diary management as well as proven experience in multitasking with accuracy across a number of concurrent duties and projects. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, and have experience of providing high-level EA support. You will be a highly trusted individual dealing with confidential matters and be able to operate with discretion. You will have experience of, and relish working in, a fast-moving environment and have the ability to pre-empt situations and make decisions. You will have proficient experience of IT packages, including Microsoft Office and Teams, and bespoke systems.

As a Head of Department for the Club office, you will have management experience, and be able to direct and supervise others, ensuring that tasks are prioritised as appropriate. You will also communicate with other senior members of staff across the 20+ departments. 

The EA is an indispensable role, you will take pride in your work, display a forensic attention to detail and always deliver to the highest standard. 

Experience in a similar organisation will be advantageous.

Benefits

Benefits include:
•    Temporary membership of the Club.
•    31 days’ annual leave (inclusive of 8 Bank Holidays) rising to 36 after five years’ service.
•    Generous contributory pension.
•    Life assurance, group income protection and an enhanced sick pay scheme. 
•    Annual bonus scheme and annual performance pay review.
•    Staff social events, free meals on duty and onsite parking.


The Hurlingham Club is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

Please note that, due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us within four weeks then unfortunately you were not successful in your application on this occasion.

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