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Personal Assistant to Director of Global Investment

Job description

Job title: Personal Assistant to Director of Global Investment
Team: International
Location: Either London, or flexible across our offices in Scotland
Salary: £30,150
Hours: Full-time
Status: Permanent
Closing date: 14 June 2024
Job ref no: R00530

Be part of building Scotland's future

Scottish Enterprise helps businesses innovate and scale to transform the Scottish economy. This is your opportunity to join our International department, working to attract inward investment to Scotland. 

Join us and you will support our London-based Director of Global Investment, who leads a team of over 100 professionals across the world. This role offers variety, autonomy and flexibility in one of the most exciting and international parts of our operations. 

The role

You will support the Director efficiently and professionally at every turn. Your day-to-day work will include managing the Director’s inbox and diary and following up on actions from meetings, as well as looking after the needs of stakeholders. You’ll work across all the Director’s administration needs, which will vary from day to day and project to project. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the Director’s inbox and diary
  • Prioritising actions and meetings
  • Planning and coordinating travel arrangements and supporting the smooth running and effectiveness of business meetings 
  • Acting as the first point of contact for enquiries from internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Using your judgement to resolve queries, or directing people to colleagues who can help.

Who we're looking for

It’s likely you have three to five years’ experience as a personal assistant or in a similar role. You’re confident making decisions about work commitments on behalf of the person you support and can prove your first-class administrative experience and keen eye for detail. You’ll be used to a demanding and varied workload and working with a senior team. You know how to prioritise and organise tasks, knowing when to be highly structured and when to be flexible. 

You’ll have great written and verbal communication skills 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.

What we offer

If successful, you will gain access to the following benefits: 

  • Membership of the Scottish Enterprise Pension and Life Assurance Scheme – a pension based on your final pensionable salary, flexible retirement options and generous life assurance cover
  • Up to 43 annual leave days a year (including public holidays), with the opportunity to buy additional holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A health cash plan
  • Our Employee Retail Benefits Scheme
  • Our Employee Assistance Scheme

How to apply

If you're interested in this role, please complete your application by Friday 14 June 2024.

Interview dates:

•    First interviews: 20-21 June
•    Second interviews: 4-5 July

Life at Scottish Enterprise

As one of Scotland’s Top 10 Flexible Employers, we pride ourselves on empowering our colleagues to work when and where they can best deliver their role in support of our corporate plan. Learn more about working with us  

Our values

Being part of Scottish Enterprise means being open to new ideas and trying different ways of working. We support each other to reach our full potential. We celebrate shared success and learn together when things don’t go so well. And we always treat each other fairly, with respect and understanding. Together, we are the difference.

Apply now to keep building your future with us

At Scottish Enterprise, we’re proud to celebrate difference. Diversity of experience and thought is vital to the success of our vision for the future of every community across Scotland. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from a wide range of individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender identity and expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

We commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required, not only during the application and assessment process, but throughout your employment with us.

We have the following networks, which are open to all colleagues to help drive inclusion: Disability Positive, Gender Balanced, Multi-Cultural, Multi-Generational and Pride (LGBTQ+).

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