Executive Assistant

Location: Maidenhead

Closing date: 17/03/2019

Salary: circa £35,000pa

Employment type: Full time, permanent

Housing Solutions is a busy, focused and friendly organisation. We operate in an exciting space with significant growth opportunities and a great reputation for achieving results.

Established in 1995 we provide quality, affordable homes to rent and buy across the South East of England. We are rooted in the local community and we offer a wide range of housing services and housing options, including affordable homes to rent, properties to buy under shared ownership; market rent properties, and specialist accommodation for older people and people who need care and support to live within the community.

Housing Solutions is an ambitious organisation, we are working hard to maximise the number of new homes we build, refurbishing our existing estates and striving to innovate to achieve happy customers. We’re going through an exciting period of growth and we’re looking for a new Executive Assistant to support Orla Gallagher, Chief Executive.

The Role

This is an interesting and exciting role and with broader responsibilities than a general secretarial position. You will be counted on to conduct research, analyse findings and report on them to others. At times, you may need to attend meetings along side or on behalf of the CEO.

You will be required to provide administration support to the CEO including the maintenance of confidential documents and files and minute taking at meetings. You will gather KPI’s and other performance data and produce reports and presentations; and support CEO in the prioritisation of her workload and responding appropriately and filtering requests on her behalf.

You will also have broader responsibilities around governance which will include supporting the Board of Non Executive Directors.

The Person

This role would suit a person who is confident liaising with a wide range of professionals, including other company executives and the board of directors. It is important that you are well organised and have excellent prioritisation skills. That you are confident to take the initiative and follow through, ensuring the CEO is well prepared for meetings and discussions. This may include research, preparing the right documents and information and creating PowerPoint presentations.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience of having supported senior directors and CEOs. You be highly organised and resourceful whilst being calm, friendly and approachable.

Above all, we are seeking a personable individual who is also efficient, discreet and capable of working with limited supervision, anticipating needs and following through.


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