Vacancy of the Week: Virtual Assistant | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

PWCWe have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Director/Partner level Secretary to deliver professional secretarial and administrative support.

This role requires a high level of personal responsibility and the ability to prioritise, organise and manage events and tasks. You’ll need to be able to demonstrate a suitability to work on your own and to make swift, sensible decisions in order to support the business at all times.

The majority of your work will be from home with anticipated core hours between 10am-2pm each day. Outside of these hours, you’ll manage your time within a set standard 40 weekly hours. You’ll also need to attend your base office at least once a week.

We are currently interested in applicants from the Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham areas.

Responsibilities in this role will include the following:

  • Manage demanding diaries, ensuring efficient scheduling of meetings.
  • Anticipate and coordinate travel and meeting arrangements.
  • Take ownership of all enquiries, resolving or escalating issues as appropriate.
  • Consult with colleagues and specialists to make sure the secretarial team shares and contributes their knowledge and expertise.
  • Undertake research as required using a variety of resources.
  • Project manage and organise large events and conferences or similar activities.
  • Anticipate and consolidate appropriate information and documents to make sure of instant accessibility when required.
  • Build strong networks and relationships, internally and externally, demonstrating rapport and empathy with clients.
  • Use our systems for maintaining client information, completing expense claims and billing activities.
  • Exercise confidentiality, discretion and personal sensitivity in all aspects of the role

The following skills are required for this role:

  • Demonstrably strong organisational skills, regularly acting on own initiative.
  • Strong experience of providing administrative support to clients at all levels of seniority.
  • Experience of managing a high volume of work, providing full secretarial support to more than one person.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels.
  • Excellent technological skills and ability to keep up to date very easily in developments in social media, networking, internet and other
  • The ability to work proactively and using own initiative.
  • Experience of building networks and relationships with others.
  • Good project management skills including event management experience.
  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent.

About PwC

We’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we’re open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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About the author

Alison is the Digital Content Editor for WeAreTheCity. She has a BA Honours degree in Journalism and History from the University of Portsmouth. She has previously worked in the marketing sector and in a copywriting role. Alison’s other passions and hobbies include writing, blogging and travelling.

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