PA to Recruitment Director

Location: Lombard Street, London

The PA to the Recruitment Director has sole responsibility for providing comprehensive, confidential and professional support to the Recruitment Director and Area Head of Acquisition team in all areas of organisation, scheduling, correspondence and meetings. 

The role forms a key part of the Recruitment Director’s Team, contributing to all aspects of its delivery of the Acquisition business unit. You will take full responsibility and ownership of workload, striving to meet deadlines and complete actions on behalf of the Director to ensure an efficient and successful operation within the division.

Location London Hours Full time Type Permanent Department Acquisition Closing Date 02/08/2021

What you’ll be doing:

  • Maintaining and providing first-class PA support to the Recruitment Director, including forward planning of his workload, diary management and the coordinating and collating of all necessary paperwork.
  • Taking full ownership and autonomy for Directors emails; making decisions and advising on behalf of the Director to all electronic and verbal enquires. 
  • Liaising effectively with internal and external clients on behalf of the Director.
  • Managing a complex diary, using own initiative to anticipate and resolve any conflicts.
  • Attending internal and external meetings including the preparation of papers, preparing briefing materials and presentations and taking minutes. Follow up on behalf of the Director so that all actions are completed within set timescales. 
  • Coordinating worldwide travel and accommodation, ensuring efficient use of time and minimal expenditure.
  • Ensuring the smooth flow of information around the Director, filtering unnecessary data working towards deadlines and project milestones.
  • Effectively planning and coordinating a range of events and conferences on behalf of the division, from sourcing venues, event management, budgetary control and post event evaluation.
  • We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • The ability to work proactively and take ownership, with an excellent eye for detail and takes pride in getting things right first time.
  • The skills to act as first point of contact for all Director queries and calls and the confident to delegate work to others in the Director’s absence.
  • Ability to build strong relationships using first class written and verbal communication skills, competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook.
  • The ability to manage and balance priorities to retain focus where needed, working at pace with the ability to be adaptable and flexible and address problems as they arise.
  • Commercial awareness and knowledge of the business objectives and how they fit into the corporate business model.
  • Ability to act as a role model always ensuring your actions are consistent with the culture of St. James’s Place.
  • A can-do attitude, willingness to work as part of a team and to act with tact and discretion at all times
  • Thank you for taking an interest in a career with St. James’s Place Wealth Management. We are an equal opportunities employer and committed to ensuring all applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. 

    Flexible Working

    Research tells us that applicants (especially those from underrepresented groups) can be put off from applying for a role if they do not meet all the criteria, or have been on an extended career-break. If you think you would be a good match for this role and can demonstrate some transferable experience please apply, regardless of whether you tick every box.

    We are open to discussing reduced hours, job share arrangements and flexible working so please ask the question and start a conversation!

    Why work for us?

    Our Rewards

    In joining us we aim to give peace of mind for you and your loved one’s futures. In addition to an attractive salary and eligibility to participate in the discretionary annual bonus opportunities, you will also receive an excellent benefit package including:

  • Non-Contributory Pension – 10% (increasing with length of service) with further pension matching
  • Meaningful protection benefits with real value, such as 10X life cover, PHI, and critical illness. 
  • Share schemes that enable all employees to have a stake in SJP 
  • Best in class terms and conditions including flexible working and 6 months paid maternity and paternity leave. 
  • Private Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 28 days holiday entitlement increasing with length of service (with the option to buy an additional up to 5 days 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Employee Volunteering
  • Our Culture

    St. James’s Place has a long tradition of community support and looking to do the right thing. As a business in 2019 we gave 4.4% of our profit before tax to community activities and the Tortoise Responsibility100 Index (January 2020) showed us to be the second most generous FTSE100 company by community investment for very £1,000 earned. Over 96% of our group employees are involved in supporting our communities and good causes. Over 80% of all our employees and Partners donate each month to our Charitable Foundation, which is now the 6th largest UK corporate foundation. Through the matching St. James’s Place gives on all donations our Charitable Foundation distributed over £12m in 2019.

    We are proud of our inclusive culture, a space for everyone to be their authentic self, no compromises. We are active members of:

    LGBT Great

    30% Club

    The Diversity Project

    Disability Confident

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    SJP are committed to supporting our Armed Forces community. We are delighted to announce that we have signed The Armed Forces Covenant, ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

    Our Awards:

    We understand it’s important to be proud of the company you work for, that’s why we’re proud to share with you some of our recent awards:

    ‘Wealth Management Company of the Year’​ at the City of London Wealth Management Awards 2020

    ‘Best Benefits Launch’ award, awarded by Reward Gateway 2019

    ‘Best Wealth Manager Growth Portfolio’​ at the Wealth Advisor Awards for 2019

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