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Executive Assistant to Chief Executive & Management Team

Job Title: Executive Assistant to Chief Executive & Management Team
Location: London Office
Salary: From £35-40,000 plus benefits
Ref: NK1

Cratus – our world is local… and it needs organising

About you

You’re driven, energetic and passionate about people, place and politics
You’re an effective communicator with highly developed influencing and organisational skills
You’re looking to join an organisation that will stretch you, reward you and respect you

About us

Cratus is a public affairs and communications agency with a unique focus on Local Government at all levels across England. Core to all that we do is a passion for the sector and a commitment to create and improve partnerships between local authorities, the private sector and the communities they serve.

We do this via:

Strategic public affairs support for organisations working around Local Government in England
Direct advisory for local authority Leaders and Chief Executives
Political and community engagement at a local level for housebuilders and the wider development sector

Due to expansion and the rollout of new services and offices we are now looking to recruit against a number of roles within the team

The first of these is:

Executive Assistant to Chief Executive & Management Team

Operating at the heart of the organisation, the successful candidate will be responsible for proactively managing our chief executive’s commitments and important external relationships, have the skills and personality to support a small board plus take ownership of our signature external event programme across the year.

Person Specification

3-5 years’ experience of working at Executive Assistant level with senior management teams, ideally at Board level
Excellent event management, verbal and written communication skills with a good eye for detail
Ability to work autonomously and across multiple tasks, reporting into different staff members
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across the company and with external clients and contacts
Proactive approach, with a high degree of personal organisation and self management
Ability to be flexible in adapting to change
Experience of working within a smaller team preferred

Job Description

Diary management – proactive ownership of Chief Executive’s diary, organising meetings, planning and making travel arrangements.
Diary support – wider senior management team
Events – working with Business Development, arranging client events at MIPIM, LGA Annual Conference and other major gatherings – invitations, liaising with guests and venues, monitoring budgets
Board support – scheduling meetings, support as required with reports, prepare & circulate meeting agendas, taking minutes, following up on actions
Admin support – expense claims, team meetings, managing supplies, IT
Special projects – managing ad hoc projects and following up with team members as required
People and Culture – HR/process support to Managing Director plus chief instigator of both formal and informal staff gatherings and events


Salary package based on experience, from £35-40k p.a. plus benefits such as private health insurance.

Location/flexible working

Prior to lockdown this would have been a London based role with scope around flexible working. In the current context our entire team is working from home; post lockdown we envisage all roles, including this one, to operate partly from home and partly from a Central London hub. To be discussed in more detail during any interviews

Closing date

Closing dates for applications – close of business Monday 20th May 2020

To apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a covering letter and your CV to [email protected] quoting the specific job reference.

Initial interviews will take place during May with ideally, commencement dates as soon as possible.


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