Executive Assistant to Managing Partner

32000.00 GBP Annual
29 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type

The mission

RedQuadrant is an established pubic service consultancy, and leads the Public Service Transformation Academy, a not-for-profit social enterprise. Both organisations are led by Benjamin Taylor. This role would be split 50/50 across the two organisations.

  • For RedQuadrant, the key focus is to provide executive assistance to Benjamin to improve and extend his organisation and impact. An additional key area here is supporting marketing and sales activity.
  • For the PSTA, the focus is on being the core administrative co-ordinator of this growing body, and also provide personal assistant support to Benjamin, and coordination support to the Chief Operating Officer, one other Director, and the Chair.

You'll report directly to Benjamin, and work with him closely. The job description below will vary as the two organisations grow and develop and according to other support available. The twin goals of maximising Benjamin's effectiveness and providing core administrative support to the PSTA are expected to remain constant.

Key tasks: RedQuadrant

  • Diary management, travel and meeting booking, time and expenses processing
  • Sales tracking and sales process support
  • Project management for marketing including website update
  • Marketing activity including support to strategy and content creation
  • Other activities to support co-ordination of outward-facing RedQuadrant activity, e.g. consultant network events
  • Maintaining and updating prioritised action lists
  • Support to and work with the internal business support team

Key tasks: the Public Service Transformation Academy

  • Co-ordinating basic PA support around diaries and meetings for Chief Operating Officer, one other Director, and the Chair
  • Maintaining and updating prioritised action lists
  • Administrative work to support external event organisation and scheduling and preparation (liaising with our dedicated event organisation partner)
  • Agenda and submission management for partner and governance meeting, and acting as Clerk to these meetings and the Board
  • Support to and work with RedQuadrant's internal business support team, who provide financial and other support to the organisation, with a likely emphasis on bespoke financial reporting and planning
  • Support to co-ordinate feedback and performance monitoring and reporting, and other company and contractual compliance issues

You must

  • Be experienced in organisation of business and personal activity in a hugely complex environment
  • Take everything in your stride, understand quickly, learn from everything around you, and be extraordinarily flexible and capable
  • Be diplomatic and effective in working in a supportive way with different personalities, building partnership working and positive energy throughout both organisations
  • Deeply appreciate and value what we do - and be able to 'speak truth to power' when necessary