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Executive Assistant

Westminster (Salary - £26,866 + Comprehensive Benefits)

Our client is a leading government organisation with one of the largest IT estates in the UK. As a result of significant ongoing growth in their technology department they currently have several vacancies for experienced Executive Assistant’s to join the team on a permanent basis.

These will be challenging, fast-paced but rewarding roles, positioned at the heart of a dynamic and changing area of the organisation. The roles will provide the right individual the opportunity to work closely with senior decision-makers, to take ownership for key projects, and to engage with colleagues across Digital, Data and Technology, the wider organisation and other Government Departments. There is also scope within the role to develop in a wide range of areas, which provide an excellent foundation for promotion to higher level positions in the future.


  • Day to day management of the senior management team’s diary including arranging meetings and sifting and prioritising invites.
  • Commissioning and collating of papers and briefings for meetings, to ensure the senior managers are well prepared for their day ahead;
  • Arranging useful and informative visits on behalf of the senior management team with detailed schedules and travel information to help visibility as a senior leader;
  • Supporting the management of the mailbox to ensure high priority emails are escalated appropriately and general enquiries dealt with quickly and effectively;
  • Developing a network of key internal and external contacts and stakeholders to coordinate meetings and workshops;
  • Developing sufficient understanding of the directorate to provide wider support as required;
  • Act as a first point of call for the senior management team maintaining high levels of visibility and professionalism and communicating on their behalf.

Experience Required

  • Personal presence, effectiveness and credibility to work with senior staff in a highly pressurised environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent judgement and decision-making abilities.
  • A proactive attitude and the ability to use own initiative.
  • Strong organisational and communication skills, including both verbal and written; tailoring style and approach dependent on audience.
  • Resilient and ability to work under pressure whilst delivering at pace on a challenging and complex agenda; retaining quality and standard.
  • The ability to work in a multi-stakeholder environment, particularly to work with colleagues at higher grades, and as part of a team, as well as liaise with stakeholders outside of the Home Office.
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Office Outlook. However, training will be provided.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to apply for this role please do so by following the link provided or contact Jonny Mills at Experis for further details.

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City of Westminster
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