Executive Personal Assistant

10 Sep 2019
08 Oct 2019
Ms Hayley Swain
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic individual to provide full PA and administration support to the Managing Director,  Finance Director and Business Director within Chartwells. The role is based out of Chertsey Office with occasional travel.

Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Chartwells works with over 2,000 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges and universities. Central to Chartwells is its Eat, Learn, Live ethos, which helps to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.

Package description

Competitive salary plus benefits

Main responsibilities

  • Support to the team, supporting directors and managers in delivering departmental goals

  • Recording of proceedings and meetings, progress follow-up and miscellaneous administrative work

  • Diary management (including arranging meetings and coordinating logistics)

  • Preparing and distributing internal reports, recording meeting minutes, drafting letters and related works

  • Administration and booking of travel plans and itineraries and other logistical arrangements

  • Assisting in the coordination, supervision, and completion of special projects as appropriate

  • Ensure stakeholders and customers encounter a professional office

  • All other duties required of a personal assistant

Ideal candidate

  • Proven work experience of at least 2 years as a Personal Assistant

  • Excellent people skills, able to build relationships across a broad range of seniorities through to board level

  • Trustworthy with integrity, capable of being privy to extremely confidential information without disclosure

  • Professional telephone manner

  • Well presented, appropriate to represent the company

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Strong grasp of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word and PowerPoint

  • Attention to detail in all areas

  • Ambitious and hardworking

  • Capable of performing well under time pressure

  • Independent and innovative thinker

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal

About the company

Compass Group UK and Ireland is part of Compass Group Plc, the world's leading foodservice company. We specialise in providing food, vending and related services on our clients' premises. The company operates across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Defence, Offshore & Remote Site, Healthcare, Education, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.