PA

Confident, organised, discrete and efficient PA sought for a private individual, based in Gloucestershire to bring calm and order to a wonderful and friendly family’s busy business and private life.

We are looking for a candidate with experience in taking up and managing both personal and business administration for an individual, who is proactive enough to sort out new systems, get to grips with existing ones and highlight areas that could be made more efficient.

The ideal candidate would be the right hand person for our client and work 24 hours a week with face to face two days a week (8 hours per day), with an additional 8 hours WFH as required.

Responsibilities

  • Email organisation and gatekeeping, editing, filing and filtering through the day. Flagging issues that need immediate attention, dealing effectively with others, deleting those that are unnecessary and filing all comprehensively.
  • Learn Paprika (job costing, billing and accounting) and take over invoicing and chasing overdue payment from clients.
  • Learn Pleo (company expenses) encouraging staff to keep up to date with rechargeable expenses.
  • Look over all household expenses and where possibly updating contracts to more competitive suppliers.
  • Organise and update vehicle/household/health insurance.
  • Sort out domestic/business utilities and leases and deleting unnecessary contracts and updating costs.
  • Book travel including flights, hotels and taxis.
  • Taken on various household maintenance projects and IT issues.
  • Dairy and contact management and editing.

Personal Profile

  • Can do, think on feet attitude.
  • Computer literate.
  • Experience in running all areas of personal administration.
  • Strong administrative and organisations skills with the ability to multi task and keep calm.
  • Ability to be flexible and re-prioritise near term assignments.
  • Strong communication skills including excellent written and spoken English.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proactive, diplomatic, easy going and must enjoy what they do.
  • Discrete and confidential.

Further Information

Salary: £35 p.h. self-employed basis
Location: Gloucestershire
Hours: 24 hours a week, 2 days in the office, 1 day wfh by arrangement
Application: Via Katharine Landale, Bold New World Recruitment. Please provide a CV with covering letter to Katharine Landale at Bold New World Recruitment, contact@boldnewworld.co.uk or call 07778 774848 for further information.

Thank you for your interest.

 

Virtual Executive Assistant

Highly organised and experienced right hand person and EA needed for busy founder of Gabrielle Shaw Communications.  We are looking for a self starter who is confident enough to hit the ground running in supporting our client’s personal and professional commitments. Virtual support required the majority of the time, but in person meetings either at Gabrielle’s home or office, both in SW London occasionally.

 

Responsibilities

  • General office administration
  • Personal and business diary management
  • Plan detailed and comprehensive travel arrangements
  • Book travel including flights, hotels and taxis
  • Organise events, appearances, meetings, restaurants, hotels and logistics
  • Personal gatekeeper when necessary to include filtering and highlighting emails
  • General private house maintenance and repair
  • Personal banking and payment of invoices, processing expenses
  • Household and family arrangements as necessary

Personal Profile

  • Computer literate
  • Social Media experience
  • Strong administrative and organisations skills with the ability to multi task and keep calm
  • Professional, confidential and discrete
  • Ability to be flexible and re-prioritise near term assignments
  • Strong communication skills including excellent written and spoken English
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive, diplomatic, easy going and must enjoy what they do
Salary: £25 – £35 p.h. doe
Location: WFH but available for in person meetings in SW London occasionally
Hours: To be discussed

Virtual Business Manager and PA

About Daphne Becket Architects

Daphne is a respected architect with 30 years’ experience working on restoration, refurbishment, landscaping, design and consultation internationally.  Becket Architects’ wide range of projects geographically span the UK, Greece, Switzerland, Indonesia and the USA.  Daphne has received a number of awards for her work including the Europa Nostra Award ‘For outstanding achievements in the conservation, enhancement and adaptation to new uses, of European Architectural Heritage‘ in 2012 and ‘The Best in Heritage‘ in 2013.  Additionally, Daphne’s unique specialist knowledge is Greek planning legislation, and her work both as a consultant and architect in this arena is much in demand and this work is predominantly in Greece.  With such a full workbook Daphne is now so busy that administration support is vital.

We are searching for a candidate to take over the entire administration and management of Daphne’s business and private projects enabling her to concentrate on her numerous current projects, free her to take on new projects and start marketing to potential clients in the future. The role is varied, interesting and a wonderful opportunity to shape this company and secure Daphne’s business base in the UK.

Job Specifications – Daphne Becket Architects

Organise the business administration of the office and set up and run all administration systems required.  Duties to include:

  • Set up the virtual office in the UK
  • Diary management including a daily ‘to do’ list
  • Manage and liaise with new and existing client enquiries
  • Marketing the business to include website and social media account creation
  • Bookkeeping
    • Invoicing clients
    • Tracking expenses and payments
  • Run the administration of the business and office
    • Accounts
    • Clients
  • Research and set up CRM, accountancy and other administration systems

Job Specifications – Personal

  • Take over the administration of securing Daphne’s settled status in the UK (post Brexit complications)
  • Organise the administration involved in Daphne’s daughter’s UK and Irish citizenship
  • Reacquaint Daphne with HMRC
  • Take over rental and administration of Athens flat and beach house on the Greek coast
  • Fundraise for an archivist to work on her family archive
  • Oversee publication and copyright of Daphne’s great uncle’s book
  • Organise an exhibition of Father’s photographs

The ideal candidate would be robust, confident with experience of setting up and running a small but busy business. They should be a self starter, proactive, think on their feet, be self reliant and enthusiastic.

Ideally the candidate should also have experience of website creation, social media and expenses software. A working knowledge of the Greek language would be a bonus but not a deal breaker.

 

Further information:
Hours:
16 hours a week, either as two days or by mutual weekly arrangement
Location: Work virtually with once weekly meetings in London/Gloucestershire, and virtually when Daphne is abroad
Salary: Self Employed, £25 p.h.
Application:  Please send a CV with covering letter to Katharine Landale, Bold New World Recruitment at contact@boldnewworld.co.uk

Business Manager

Who we are

The Country Food Trust is a national charity with rural roots that produces meals and donates them to people in need. We recently reached our target of one million meals in our first five years and are driving ahead with an ambitious plan for our next five.

We currently make two types of meal using pheasant: a casserole and a curry, which we’ve developed alongside top chefs to address the lack of protein in most food donated to food banks. Our meals don’t need to be refrigerated, can be eaten cold if needed, and have a long shelf life too, meaning that they can be given to anyone in food poverty needing a nutritious meal. We also deliver meat to charities who cook for people. We are currently looking at other exciting areas for expansion in our food production and have plans to grow our charity and build on the amazing success of our first four years. For more information see our website: www.thecountryfoodtrust.org

The charity currently has two employees: a CEO and a Relationships and Events Manager, as well as a fantastic network of the 50 Ambassadors (volunteers) who help the charity pursue its aims around the country.

 

What we’re looking for

We are looking for a dynamic, initiative-driven and superbly organised team player to help us out with managing the administration side of our charity. You’ll be confident enough to deal with a huge range of people at every level, articulate and diplomatic and with a naturally positive outlook. This is a very varied role, so you’ll be naturally flexible in your approach and happy to help out with anything from moving chairs to manning our stand at a country fair. As you’ll also be managing our day to day financial administration too, you’ll need a strong eye for detail and a process-driven brain. Finally, it’s imperative that you’re intuitive and a quick learner; confident to ask questions until you’ve understood something but then happy to go away and do it yourself.

We’re a very close-knit team, so it’s important that you’re totally reliable and trustworthy, and happy to be flexible where needed. As this is a home-based job you will be highly organised with a head for creating order, innovative and a real self-starter. As we’re such a small charity (but with grand ambitions!) you’ll have a real chance to shape this role into whatever you want it to be, so we’re looking for someone who’ll bring new and fresh ideas on how we can develop and improve our processes, with the wherewithal to put those improvements into action. We’re looking for an organisational dynamo; someone that can take an idea, go away and come back with a decisive plan.

We’d love it if you came from a charity background, but your skills and personality are the most important thing. What’s crucial is that you’ve had at least five years’ experience in a senior level administrative role.

 

Job Description

This role combines the administration of the charity, some operational, fundraising and communications support and managing our day to day financial processes.

It’s imperative that you’re strong in the whole Microsoft Office suite – Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. If you’ve worked with Xero, that’s a big advantage, and familiarity with Salesforce, Mailchimp and WordPress would also be a bonus, but not essential.

The role includes but is not limited to:

Administration

  • General administration – first point of contact for all supporters, donors and charities
  • Managing correspondence – answering enquiries emails or forwarding on to relevant parties, writing letters, collating reports as required, answering phone calls
  • Management of cloud-based filing system and paper filing for correspondence that gets sent to the office
  • Managing and updating the Salesforce database
  • Managing orders and distribution of food to charities, keeping track of stock in warehouses and own supply, creating delivery requests and cross-checking against proof of deliveries
  • Assisting with the organisation of events and attending where necessary
  • Keeping an inventory of all assets and property owned by the charity, ensuring an adequate supply of marketing material at all times
  • Arranging and managing all paperwork and details around quarterly Trustee meetings and management meetings, note taking and minute writing for these meetings (in person or via video conferencing)
  • Charities Commission compliance

Finance

  • Running our relationship with HMRC
  • Managing the day to day financial operations of the organisation using Xero, including:
    • Logging donations
    • Creating purchase orders
    • Creating and paying invoices
    • Creating receipts for payments or donations
    • Bank reconciliation
    • Logging gift aid

Fundraising support

  • Providing administrative support for fundraising and communications campaigns, such as logging donations and contacts and sending out emails or marketing materials
  • Managing fundraising platforms.

Any other duties that are reasonably required.

 

Further Information

The role is full-time, 35 hours per week and is home based, preferably with proximity either to London or the South West. It reports directly to the CEO. A full driving licence is required.

Salary: £28,000 – £32,000, depending on experience. A pension scheme is available.

The role is initially funded for a period of one year and will also be subject to the satisfactory completion of a 3-month probationary period.

 

How to apply

To apply, please send us your CV and a covering letter which includes the answers to the following questions (in no more than 200 words each):

Why are you our perfect candidate?

  • You have five different tasks to complete before the end of the day and it’s clear you won’t get them all done. How do you prioritise them and what do you do with the ones you won’t get to?
  • Describe your planning process – how do you organise your work and plan activity and what’s your reasoning behind it?
  • Give an example of a situation where you’ve had to use your initiative to solve a problem, and what the outcome was.
  • Tell us a recent mistake you made, what you did about it, how you fixed it and what the outcome was.

 

Please also answer this question within your cover letter:

Put these words in order of importance to you:

  • Planning
  • Creativity
  • Security
  • Recognition

Applications via the apply button above. Please include the phrase “Business Manager Application” in the subject line.