Are you an organised individual that enjoys managing diaries, booking events, taking meeting notes and corresponding with key stakeholders in the business? If you are reading this thinking yes, then continue reading as we have a fantastic opportunity to join us in our office in Witney.
As an Executive Assistant you will be providing high quality support to the executive team/senior management to ensure the continuing success of the group. The role suits a passionate self-starter with exceptional communication skills, who thrives working in a very busy, fast paced environment and dealing with a lot of on demand work in an evolving workplace.
Choosing Howden means choosing growth, fun, and development. Our vibrant office environment offers breakout areas, team lunches, outings, quizzes, and even bake days. As you embark on your journey with us, we offer the opportunity to acquire professional qualifications that will enhance your skillset and advance your career.
What Is Required
Daily support to executive leaders on a professional and personal level.
Organise meetings and events on behalf of executive team, including managing the agenda, and ensuring they are well-prepared.
Produce and amend documents, briefing papers, reports, general correspondence, and presentations.
Screen telephone calls, enquiries and requests, prioritising and corresponding on behalf of the executive team and act as 'gatekeeper'.
Prioritise workload, handling all requests received both internally and externally, providing support and guidance as required.
Collaborate with other Executive Assistants to ensure effective organisation of the diary, appointments, logistics and itinerary and provide cover for each other in times of absence.
Handle sensitive information always maintaining confidentiality.
What You Need
Prior experience of being an executive assistant or similar.
Ability to minute meetings, organise own workload, influence and negotiate, plan and coordinate events and pre-empt support requirements.
Excellent organisational skills.
Strong administration skills.
Advanced knowledge in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other relevant packages with fast and accurate typing skills, and a high level of grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Experience of working with data and producing reports.
Possess the ability to communicate confidently with senior managers
Ability to persuade and influence others.
Maintaining a high level of confidentiality and loyalty at all times.
Why Choose Us?
Howden Insurance Brokers Ltd is a leading provider of insurance broking, risk consulting, and employee benefits advice.
Clients benefit from working with our specialist teams who have a deep understanding of their sectors and the challenges within them. Our expertise, insight and can do attitude applies to clients all over the world, from SMEs, trade associations, national and global corporations and other insurance professionals.
Our employee ownership model means that we're driven to achieve more, collaborating across borders and specialisms to deliver for our clients.
#AllOfUs is our ongoing commitment to embrace inclusivity, collaboration, and personal growth. Though these actions we can create a stronger, more vibrant, and equitable future for all.
Howden Insurance Brokers Ltd is part of the Howden Broking Group, employing 15,000 people and handling $30bn of premium on behalf of clients.
What We Offer You
Competitive salaries with regular pay reviews and a company bonus scheme.
Minimum 25 days holiday with the option to purchase additional days.
Health and well-being support through our 24/7 employee assistance program.
Hybrid working arrangements to provide flexibility for work-life balance.
Study support and career progression opportunities.
Referral Reward Scheme, giving you the chance to be rewarded for successful placements.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion, celebrating our LGBTQ+ community, race, and gender equality.
Please note that we are not currently seeking support from recruitment agencies.