Executive Assistant

  • Location
    Exeter, Devon
  • Salary
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Office and Secretarial
  • External Reference

Executive Assistant - 6 month contract

We are recruiting for an experienced Executive Assistant to join a busy public sector organisation for a 6 month project.

Working as an EA, we are looking for someone with similar experience ideally within the public sector, who has experience of co-ordinating committee meetings and minuting meetings.

  • Experience of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint at an advanced level and Excel to an intermediate level.

  • Advanced level of communication skills both written and verbal in order to confidently and capably respond to and communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders which includes members of the public, dignitaries, officials, senior officers, colleagues etc

  • A high level of diary management skills in order to manage the diaries of multiple senior officers.

  • Ability to use sound judgement and knowledge when making decisions in relation to the day to day activity of the Chief officer(s) which will have a direct impact on the delivery of the organisation.

  • Conflict management skills, with the ability to find innovative and creative solutions to problems such as competing demands from the Chief Officer(s) and the wider team in order to achieve harmony across the team.

  • Ability to influence and negotiate with other senior managers and key stakeholders to manage competing demands and requests for time with the Chief Officer(s)

  • Sound numerical skills for the calculation of expenses claims.

  • Ability to collate, analyse and interpret information from a variety of sources

The succesful applicant will be subject to a stringent vetting and referncing process prior to commencing employment.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please apply with your CV to: Patricia Vernon