Guardian Jobs 2023 – Executive Assistant

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Group Executive Assistant

Salary range: £27,370- £32,658 pa

Location: London

Hours/ work pattern: 37 hours

Closing Date: 17th October 2023

The Organisation

Our client has a shared aim of providing outstanding education and supporting pupils to become purposeful adults, who will contribute to society in a positive way.

They are a values driven organisation and their vision is built on five core foundations of Success, Teamwork, Achievement, Respect, Service.

They are always looking for new talent to join their organisation and welcome applications from people with a wide range of skills and experience. They value their staff and are committed to investing in them and their futures – offering competitive salaries, benefits and training packages.

The Role

Our client is currently looking for an exceptional PA / Executive Assistant to join their Group Administration Team to primarily support one of their Senior Post Holders, the Deputy CEO Academies.

Skills And Experience

They are looking for a professional individual who has outstanding and proficient administrative and digital skills, who can multi-task, has an eye for detail, take minutes, work at pace, in a high pressurised, systemised but rewarding environment. The postholder will enhance the executive support team and join them in their core purpose of delivering significant positive impact to the lives and future prospects of pupils and the local communities that they serve. You must be an experienced PA / Executive Assistant and interested in contributing to our client’s mission, working with them in their challenging and rewarding environment, they will help you develop your skills and build your career. Good communication and organisational skills are a must.

Main responsibilities will involve:

  • Manage and monitor inbox, draft email correspondence, ensure your mail is read and responded, streamline e-mail communications and organise email to promote productivity.
  • Proactively manage the Deputy CEO’s extremely busy diary, accommodating regular complex changes in their schedule and pick up diary conflicts so that key deadlines are met and responsibilities fulfilled as efficiently as possible.
  • Act as an all-around gatekeeper and strategically manage the Deputy CEO’s time with respect to priorities, goals, and objectives.
  • Work with all members of the Leadership Team and other managers across the organisation.


The benefits package includes annual leave of 27 plus 3 efficiency closure days during Christmas, up to 2 additional closure days, and leave for volunteering (pro rata for part time staff). There are excellent pension schemes, including employer contributions (Teachers’ Pension Scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme or Nest). Staff also have access to employee assistance programme, free onsite parking, salary sacrifice cycle to work / bike loan scheme and annual season ticket loan. You will have access to an onsite gym, discounts in inhouse restaurants and hair and beauty treatments. Our client is investors in people accredited and committed to professional development of staff members.

If you have any specific enquires about the role, please contact them.

Details of our client’s organisation will be provided when you apply.

As our client supports a number of children and vulnerable adults, all staff are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Accordingly, all staff will be subject to an ‘Enhanced’ DBS (formerly CRB) check, along with a Children’s Barred List check if in regulated activity. Any offers of appointment may be withdrawn if these checks prove to be unsatisfactory. Self-disclosure will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you fail to make a full disclosure or provide sight of your DBS certificate then your offer of employment is likely to be withdrawn. Our client’s DBS policy covers the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available upon request.

(Previous applicants need not apply – if applicable.)

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