Brook Street

Executive Assistant to Consumer and Sales Leadership Team

Brook Street
Reading, Berkshire, England
£25000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits, Pension, Bonus
29 May 2018
26 Jun 2018
Reading Professional
Contract Type
Full Time

Executive Assistant

Brook Street is currently working on behalf of our Global IT Client to recruit an Executive Assistant. This is a contract role based in Reading to start ASAP until June 2019.

Role Purpose

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Consumer and Device Sales (CDS) team, supporting the CDS UK and Ireland General Manager (GM), with time sensitive tasks and in a fast-paced environment.
As the EA for the CDS GM, you will work to deliver the highest possible level of executive administrative. The successful candidate will ensure that CDS UKI runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible by: handling and prioritizing all internal and external requests for calendar time and travel requests.
Required skills include: initiative, highly accountable, professional, proactive, interactive, trustworthy and confidential, resourceful, and energetic. Looking for someone with high level of organizational skills, intellectual horsepower, and ability to deal with ambiguity. Experience of working in a fast-paced Sales and Marketing environment would be extremely beneficial. The successful candidate must have outstanding communication and operational efficiency skills and be comfortable engaging with senior execs.

Key Accountabilities

" Calendar management for CDS General Manager. Tasks to include re-occurring meetings, 1:1s, ad-hoc internal and external meetings.
" Screening and prioritisation of all incoming requests through knowledge of activities and executive working practices, managing calendar conflicts and invite responses.
" Support for time-sensitive travel requests, outside of group bookings.
" Lead Office Management Programme

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

" Strong organizational skills to create a predictable, consistent experience for the LT.
" Highest degree of judgment, ability to manage sensitive and confidential information effectively.
" Positive Attitude set an optimistic and encouraging tone in the office and across team.
" Experience managing international travel arrangements.
" Demonstrates tenacity.
" Excellent written and verbal communicator.
" Team player, participating as an active member of team.
" Maintaining composure in difficult circumstances.
" Ability to modify approach to changing circumstances.
" Able to give and receive constructive feedback.
" Precise, methodical and able to deal with detailed information.
" High level of specialised job knowledge in Microsoft tools including Outlook, Word, Excel.
" Experience of making effective use of cross company resources through team working and networking.
" Good interpersonal skills; diplomacy and ability to handle conflict and ambiguity well
" Experience in working in a fast paced and dynamic office environment


A degree-qualified (or equivalent) candidate in business studies, administration or communications would be advantageous but is not essential.

As a Brook Street contractor you will be entitled to 25 days holiday per annum, 8 days paid Bank Holidays, discounted gym membership, use of the onsite health facility, access to online learning and training, free parking and an excellent subsidised restaurant.

Salary: up to £29,000 per annum depending on experience

Location: Reading

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