Personal Assistant

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Job Details
  • 3540 Chester Zoo
  • Chester
  • Temporary
  • £24,312 pro rata + a range of amazing benefits

PA to Finance and IT Directorate

Temporary contract - maternity cover for 9 months - 37.5 hours per week

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world! If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have a vacancy for a PA to support the Finance and IT Directorate on a temporary basis. Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will provide confidential support to both that role and the Head of IT, while offering professional administrative support to the wider Finance and IT department. You will be required to;

  • organise diaries,
  • co-ordinate the distribution of meeting papers,
  • take minutes of meetings,
  • be responsible for recording the time and attendance of all team members,
  • make travel arrangements,
  • complete a wide range of essential licencing
  • support the maintenance and development of administrative systems and processes.

Proven experience in a commercial environment and supporting a team is essential, including taking minutes at senior management/Director level meetings. You will also have excellent accuracy, the ability to take initiative and maintain confidentiality. Excellent communication and reporting skills are key; you must be able to engage and communicate with senior management and a wide range of other internal and external stakeholders.

You will be an advanced user of Microsoft packages including Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.  Knowledge of accounting software and IT systems is desirable but not essential.

The salary for this Personal Assistant (PA) position is £24,312.38 per annum (pro rata) for a 37.5 hour week. In addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on the Chester Zoo careers page.

To apply for this Personal Assistant (PA) position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this PA role.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 18th August 2019.

Interviews will be held on 27th & 28th August 2019.

We would like for the successful candidate to start in early October 2019.

All applications for this Personal Assistant (PA) role are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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