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Executive Assistant

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 10 days ago

  • Contact: Chris Morrison
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 28 August 2022
  • Job Ref: EA082022_1659100210

The Senior Leadership Team at Cedar is looking for an Executive Assistant to support them and our rapidly expanding business.

About the role:

EA duties involve a variety of complex tasks designed to support the Executives in their daily working life.

The chosen candidate will be trusted with calendar planning, inbox management and event organisation.

As a boutique recruitment consultancy, the EA role also includes supporting day to day running of the business with tasks such as organising data, and producing reports and presentations. Because an EA would be expected to handle an array of tasks at once, you should be highly skilled at multitasking.

About the company:

Established in 2003, Cedar is a privately owned specialist recruitment consultancy operating across Finance, Tax, Transformation, Public Practice, Procurement & Supply Chain.

Cedar offers highly effective bespoke recruitment solutions to clients in the private, public, and not-for-profit markets both in the UK and internationally. Our success is built upon developing genuine client partnerships with businesses and our extensive and far-reaching candidate networks. All of this ensures our clients can access the very best interim and permanent talent.

Summary of duties and responsibilities:

  • Partnering with the Senior Leadership Team on key sales and operational matters

  • Dairy management for the Senior Leadership Team

  • Ownership for producing key activity reports

  • Organising internal and external events

  • Arranging and managing new starter inductions

  • Managing the HR & Training systems

  • Taking minutes at internal meetings and creating action points

  • Delivering ad-hoc client and candidate projects for consultants

Your fit within our culture:

  • Cedar has created a culture of respect and support, enabling employees to 'be true to themselves in a collaborative environment

  • Cedar is an environment where flexibility and autonomy are granted, with 'ownership' at the heart of our principles

  • We look for self-motivated, tenacious, and emotionally intelligent communicators

  • You will provide support to a friendly, engaged, and inclusive team of Managers and Consultants and add long-term value to businesses

  • Cedar is a fast-growth, family feel business with an open-door policy, and we are always evolving with new markets and initiatives.

Experience/skills needed:

  • Strong EA/Business Assistance experience, supporting senior management

  • Professionalism, politeness, and reliability are expected in any person joining our company

  • 'Can do attitude' - drive to deliver quality outputs, to the highest of standards

  • Ability in reviewing and prioritising workload

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Forward-thinker - problem solver, solution finder

  • Approachable possesses people skills

  • Ability to demonstrate discretion and is completely trustworthy

  • Good computer literacy (MS Office - Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

The benefits:

As well as working in a modern business that promotes work-life balance and a hybrid working environment, there are regular team events to promote well-being and inclusion. You will also have frequent meetings with Management and Directors to discuss your individualised progression path as promotion is welcomed internally. There is an abundance of support, training, and direction to allow you to fulfill your personal and professional ambitions. This is a down-to-earth, friendly team environment with the opportunity to make a difference.