Personnel Assistant

Personal Assistant

Ref: 3890| Posted: 1st Jul 2019

This vacancy is now closed

Personal Assistant

(Specializing in marketing and PR – Education sector)

Temporary – ongoing (possibility role will become permanent)

Salary £10 - £11/hour

Location: Swindon

Hours: 37/week Monday to Thursday 8:30 – 16:30 Friday 8:00 – 15:30

Immediate Start

Position Overview

We have an excellent opportunity for a Personal Assistant to join our client’s busy and growing business in Swindon. You will be responsible for providing many duties of support within the Educational trust sector.

Marketing and PR with administration skills to cover Executive Leadership Team are essential. Our client requires someone who can produce quality materials that are at board level and also for circulation to stakeholders. Writing skills must be at an extremely high quality due to the audiences they are being communicated to

Our Client is currently embarking on an exciting new journey, which is moving at a rapid pace of growth – they are looking for flexible, resilient, forward thinking candidates to join the team.

The successful candidate must be able to hit the ground running. They must be able to land on their feet in any situation, as well as enjoy and tackle any challenges that may come their way. The successful candidate will be someone who is able to keep the bigger picture in mind, while delivering on their daily duties and responsibilities.

Our client’s mission:

The Trust will improve lives and realise potential through:

  • Commitment to quality teaching & learning which is focussed on outcomes & engagement leading to improved life chances for all children & young people.
  • Collaboration and effective partnership working both within the BSM and with external agencies and professionals.
  • Coproduction is embedded as a preferred way of engaging with individuals and groups to benefit the whole.
  • Effective continued professional development.
  • Efficient systems & processes offering value for money and organisational resilience through operational economies to ensure greater purchasing power and cost saving through economies of scale.

About you:

  • Pro-active and able to work from own initiative to meet objectives
  • Flexible, adaptable and willing to take on a variety of tasks in order to meet business need.
  • Personable, confident and articulate.
  • Organised and efficient, quick learner with great attention to detail and ability to prioritise.
  • Resilient, calm under pressure and capable of thinking on your feet to identify practical solutions to required outcomes.
  • A strong team player who is able to work effectively with stakeholders across the business, developing and maintaining effective and collaborative relationships. 
  • Determined and driven to take on any challenge.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


  • Public relations experience – Excellent written English. Grammar and spelling must be perfect.
  • Marketing experience
  • Time management skills. Able to manage a varied and demanding workload; experience of successfully managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent IT skills (especially Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, ideally also Access).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to plan, implement and deliver solutions that exceed expectations.
  • PA experience

The C&D Group are acting as an employment business in regards to this role