Personal Assistant

Job description

Job title: Personal Assistant
Salary: £21,581 - £25,232 plus £5,000 London Allowance
Location: London
Department: Scottish Development International
Grade: 9
Duration: Permanent
Closing date: 5 March 2019
Job ref no: 19463

Scottish Development International (SDI) helps international companies invest and thrive in Scotland, and supports Scottish companies to trade in global markets. London is one of SDI’s most important markets and home to their largest office outside of Scotland.

The difference you'll make

This is a high-level support role where you’ll provide a first-class service to SDI’s EMEA director. This means ensuring that the admin and logistics around the director’s activities run smoothly and efficiently.

This includes:

  • Managing the director’s email and making sure actions and meetings are effectively prioritised
  • Organising international travel and coordinating meetings, events and annual conferences
  • Handling enquiries from a range of internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Preparing reports, presentations and briefings
  • Overseeing team budgets and supporting internal communications to promote the team’s work

The role provides a stimulating and dynamic environment, and your contribution will help promote understanding of SDI’s impact.

The qualities you'll bring

It’s likely that you’ll have experience in a similar role, with evidence of strong administrative, organisational and research skills.

You’ll be a confident, independent self-starter who is able to manage a varied and demanding workload with competing priorities. A team player with a keen eye for detail, you’ll also be able to think creatively, and be confident making decisions around work commitments on behalf of the director.

You’ll have great communication skills — written and oral — and be self-assured in your approach to dealing with people at all levels. Highly professional, your enthusiasm, energy and desire to do a great job will help you succeed in this role.

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