Executive Assistant

Croydon (City/Town), London (Greater)
19 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Are you an exceptional Executive Assistant with the confidence to communicate and manage effective working relationships at all levels?  

We’re one of the largest housing providers in the UK, our 44,000 homes give 90,000 people in London, the South East and the Midlands, somewhere affordable to call their own.

We’re now recruiting an Executive Assistant to manage effective, high profile secretarial support to the Chief Operating Officer, in a role which offers lots of variety and challenge.

You will provide an efficient administrative service including producing accurate documents, reports and presentations to a strategic standard, ensuring confidentiality and a professional approach in all activities. Taking responsibility for extensive and complex diary management, you will manage all communications, responding to them as appropriate. You will co-ordinate projects on both a large and small scale including organising events. You will also ensure meetings are properly serviced including agenda planning, taking minutes and preparing papers as well as arranging travel and accommodation.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience working as a senior level Executive Assistant.  Highly customer focused, you will be adept at communicating, with the credibility, knowledge and networking skills to represent the Executive Team.  The successful candidate will also hold experience of complaint resolution at a senior level. You will have advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office packages with strong experience of minute taking.

The ability to interpret and enhance reports, strategies, policies and customer facing information is key. Project Management experience or a relevant qualification is also required. It would be helpful if you have knowledge or experience of the housing sector but we welcome applications from all sectors.

If you this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving your application!

As well as this extremely rewarding job, you will also have 27 days annual leave, an extra day leave to celebrate your birthday, company pension, access to a health care cash plan and continued development and career opportunities throughout your employment with Optivo.

Please note: Interviews for this position will be held from 8th - 10th April 2019.

Equal Opportunities

At Optivo our aim is to have a diverse and inclusive workforce where people are respected for who they are. We embrace and celebrate cultural diversity in the workplace and value the strengths it brings us as an organisation. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect irrespective of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We treat everyone we house, serve, employ and work with fairly and expect and encourage others to do the same.