Executive Assistant – PA Secretary – Personal Assistant to CEO (AWDO-P2777)

Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire
£26,500 - £28,100 (pro rata) + Benefits
22 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Executive Assistant / PA Secretary / Personal Assistant to the CEO is required with excellent organisational, time-management, communication and administrative skills for a well-established and respected Charity based in Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire.


SALARY: £26,500 - £28,100 (pro rata)

BENEFITS: 26 Days Holiday (pro rata) plus Bank Holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years’ service), Contributory Pension Plan, Flexible Benefits (includes: Gym Membership, Travel Insurance, Healthcare and Hospital Treatment Plan, Dental Insurance, Additional Life Assurance, Health Screening, Buying and Selling Annual Leave (up to 3 days), Cashback on Salary (up to 2% of salary equivalent)), Retail Discount and Cashback Scheme, Employee Car Lease Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Enhanced Occupational Sick, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay above statutory minimum, Childcare Vouchers and Eye Care Vouchers


WORKING HOURS: 35 Hours per Week

TYPE: 13 Month Fixed Term Contract, Maternity Cover


** Join and Help this Great Charity **

** Work with a Dedicated Team of People **



Ideal candidates must have previous experience providing personal assistant / secretarial support to Senior Management Teams, Company Directors, CEO / MD – Managing Director level executives.

DOGS: Due to the nature of the organisation there are frequently dogs on site. Therefore you must be comfortable with dogs in the workplace.


PLEASE NOTE: Although based in Burghfield Common, Reading, there will be occasional travel to London and other office sites.



We have a fantastic new job opportunity for an Executive Assistant / PA Secretary that has excellent organisational, time-management, communication and administrative skills.

Working as the Executive Assistant / PA Secretary you will provide a comprehensive and confidential personal assistant / secretarial service to the Chief Executive and Chair.

If you would like to make a difference and have experience working within a similar role then we would like to hear from you!

As a successful candidate you will have an exciting opportunity to work in a growing and fulfilling environment where your efforts will be greatly appreciated by the Charity and the thousands of people they help.



If this job looks like your ideal position then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.



Your duties and responsibilities as the Executive Assistant / PA Secretary:

  • Managing the Chief Executive Officer’s diary, optimising the efficient use of time and resources
  • Ensuring all necessary briefing papers and documents are commissioned and compiled in good time
  • Dealing with communications for the Chief Executive/Chair, including logging, acknowledging, undertaking background research, drafting responses, and minuting meetings
  • Screen telephone calls, ensuring appropriate action is taken or followed up
  • Booking and arranging meetings and travel arrangements



  • Previous Personal Assistant / Secretarial experience dealing with senior members of staff and external contacts
  • Strong accurate keyboard skills – typing speeds of 40 words per minute minimum and adept at using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organisational ability and effective communication skills
  • Excellent administration skills
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom they work. They expect all of their employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.



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