Executive Assistant to COO

Page Personnel Secretarial & Business Support
40000.00 GBP Annual
09 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a growing Private Equity firm to support a driven COO who has a wide remit throughout Europe and constantly on the go! She needs a brilliant Executive Assistant to be a true right-hand support, always 10 steps ahead and prides themselves on supporting a senior executive with utmost excellence and accuracy.

Client Details

The company is well-established throughout Europe and has offices in many countries. Since opening their London office, they have grown from 3 people to 12 people, and they are planning on more growth with London being a busier and busier hub year on year. They have lovely offices in London's West End.

Although most of the role is to support the COO, you will be part of a team of 15 EAs across Europe and also help the Office Manager in the London office when needed. Therefore, you must be a team player within this one to one role.


The role is to support the COO who is mostly based in Germany but travels extensively between the European offices. You will be based in London and so you must be happy supporting remotely.

The role is traditional and the COO needs a career PA who enjoys all aspects of the role, organisational and administrative, with high attention to detail and who can work to a fast pace at times. She is quite a perfectionist and would expect you to be too!

This will involve heavy diary and inbox management, extensive international travel, preparing her for meetings, managing her expenses, and being the first point of contact / gatekeeper, handling matters for the COO when applicable. The role will grow with time and having built trust and a great working relationship.


The ideal candidate should complement a boss who is 100 miles per hour, staying calm, and working to a high degree of accuracy and fast!

Attributes needed for this role include being positive, calm, organised, forward thinking, able to follow instructions to the letter, polished and confident, yet calm and understated. Very thorough and into detail.

You must be able to handle the needs of the COO and also any work needed in the wider PA team across Europe and so on occasion you will have to push back in a diplomatic and solution focused style.

The hours are 9-6PM as standard, but of course sometimes there may be occasional needs outside of work hours. She will rely on you and this is a role for someone who enjoys being replied upon!

Job Offer

The role is paying GBP40,000 - GBP45,000 depending on current level of earnings and experience.

There is a discretionary bonus (up to circa 15%) and excellent benefits