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Senior Personal Assistant/Executive Personal Assistant (19000057)

Posted: 6 Aug 2019 Closes: 19 Oct 2019
Snow Hill Birmingham Two Snowhill Birmingham B4 6WR
Variable 19000057

Senior Personal Assistant/Executive Personal Assistant - (19000057)


Gowling WLG is an international law firm created by Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm. We built Gowling WLG to provide clients with legal services at home and around the world, and to help you succeed no matter how challenging the circumstances.

Gowling WLG clients have access to in-depth expertise in key global sectors along with a top-tier suite of legal services. With more than 1,400 legal professionals across offices in 18 cities worldwide and specialised expertise in countries around the globe, we’re positioned to help clients rise to the challenges they face – both today and tomorrow.

Main purpose of the role:

To an executive level personal assistant to the IT and HR Directors of the firm, setting the highest possible standards of client service, and efficiency with all stakeholders

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

· Manage an extremely detailed and ever-changing calendar; scheduling complex senior-level meetings and arranging related logistics.

· Schedule and coordinate national and international travel including flights, hotels and trains.

· Organise events such as monthly HR team meetings, Town Halls and other ad hoc events.

· Perform general tasks including HR admin, filing, archiving, preparing pre-meeting materials, including tracking of actions, for review.

· Exercise discretion in dealing with highly sensitive and confidential information.

· Prepare reports, papers, presentations and background papers on a timely basis, drawing upon internal stakeholders.

· Provide administrative support to our employee forum. Keep abreast of the main activities in the team and firm to ensure forward planning and successful adoption of new initiatives.

· Undertake Partner administration from time to time

· Other related projects and duties as requested.


Key Skills and Experience:

· Experience of working as an executive level personal assistant in a highly demanding and fast-paced environment.

· Superb client service skills including communication skills in person, on phone, and by email and voicemail.

· Experience of working with highly confidential information.

· Highest degree of integrity, professionalism, diplomacy and discretion required.

· Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively and meet tight deadlines.

· Excellent judgement; self-sufficient, independent thinker and resourceful.

· Excellent anticipation and prioritisation skills.

· Composure under pressure.

· Ideally a keen interest in HR activity

· A curiosity to investigate new technology, and techniques to improve efficiency and client service.

· Ability to draft reports, presentations through the use of software tools such as

(Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

· Experience of working with all levels in a corporate environment.

Equal Opportunities:

Gowling WLG is committed both to promoting equality and diversity in the firm and to Equal Opportunities in employment. The firm believes in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, national origins), religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment.

At Gowling WLG we seek to attract and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, to create an exciting and rewarding place to work. Our aim is to fulfil everyone's potential and together to achieve personal and business goals.

Work Locations: Snow Hill Birmingham Two Snowhill Birmingham B4 6WR

Job: Human Resources

Organisation: Business Services

Schedule: Full-time

Employee status: Regular

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