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HIGH FLYING EA to CEO – World Class Luxury Hospitality – Hybrid Working

£60,000 - £75,000
UK
15/09/2022
A fabulous role, my client are in the luxury hospitality industry and are seeking an exceptional Executive Assistant to support their Chief Executive at the highest level.   Providing total rig...

Outstanding Senior EA for Founder of Exciting Tech Venture - Hybrid WFH - Scope to Travel with Founder

£60,000 - £70,000 depending on experience
London
04/10/2022
Outstanding opportunity for a Senior Executive Assistant who is seeking to take the next step in their career and become more involved in the business, with scope to travel. My client are a next-leve...

Senior EA for Company Secretary of Global FTSE Listed Company

£55,000 to £65,000
Central London
26/09/2022
My client is a household name, a FTSE listed global company well known for their professionalism and dedication to the welfare of their staff. Represented all over the world their Head Office is in ...

Office Manager - Fast Paced Entertainment Company

£50,000 - £60,000
London
29/09/2022
I am looking for a highly driven, self-motivated natural people person with strong experience as an Office Manager. If you have been an Office Manager or Project Manager within a Mid-Large Size organi...

Private PA/Lifestyle Manager to UHNW Business Leader

£40,000 to £55,000 doe
Mayfair, London
28/09/2022
I am looking for a bright and resourceful, project orientated Private PA/Lifestyle Manager to organise the personal life of the Principal of an entrepreneurial speciality finance company based in spec...

How to Become an Outstanding EA

Executive Assistants are often described as the CEO’s secret weapon. And, with top earner’s salaries reaching £100,000+, there is certainly more to the job than planning and organising. They are likely to work with a company’s top executives or senior management. This could be right up to the Chairman, CEO and CFO. EAs take on more responsibilities and duties than a Personal Assistant. Moreover, they'll have greater decision-making authority within a company. 

Executive Assistant's Job

Successful Executive Assistants can make enormous contributions to the productivity at all levels of the organisation that they work for.  An Executive Assistant's job is to be an effective gate-keeper. They will need to  to save their boss time, to always be one step ahead and prepared for every eventuality. This includes; having documents ready for board meetings, organising diaries and travel, making decisions in their boss’ absence and  keeping projects on track. On top of that Executive Assistants will keep their boss from being distracted by filtering telephone calls, emails and internal workplace queries. They manage information flow, deal with basic financial management and attend meetings and take minutes. Tasks relating to private or family life and personal errands may also be required.

What skills does an EA need?

This is a role that can be incredibly diverse and exciting. It is one that constantly changes and challenges so an Executive Assistant needs to keep up. Top Executive Assistants will be up- to-date with current affairs, new technologies and all areas relating to the company they work for. While insider knowledge of the business and the personalities that work there will be invaluable to an Executive Assistant.

Emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills play a huge part in succeeding as an Executive Assistant. It is are important to be able to accurately ‘read’ and deal with complex situations.  They often stay with a company for many years, because they build a strong relationship with their boss, who will trust them to make decisions and act on their behalf. It’s imperative that high-flying Executive Assistants understand the unspoken needs and personalities of the people or person they work with. EA's may need to confidently ‘push back’ and  ask questions to get the job done efficiently and accurately.

Belinda Lighton, Managing Director of Knightsbridge Recruitment, says: "The importance and relevance of the role of an EA should not be underestimated.  Often the power behind the throne, an outstanding EA is not only an ambassador for their boss but a trusted confidant, who knows more about the company than virtually anyone else.  It’s their strategic thinking, crisis mitigation, clever plate spinning, exceptional communication skills, ironclad discretion and making the seemingly impossible, possible that sets them apart."

Hiring an Executive Assistant

Finding the right Executive Assistant can be a challenge, which is why Knightsbridge Recruitment’s process is so careful and rigorous. Our recruitment consultants ensure they match a candidate’s skills and talents to the requirements of the position. This extends far beyond the CV and experience. Personal chemistry, ambition, interests and company culture are just as important when it comes to finding the right ‘fit’.  Nothing is more important than the ‘right fit’.

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