Associate Executive PA

Associate Executive PA

Location:
Manchester
Salary:
up to £28,000 depending on experience
Department:
Executive JFG
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We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.
 

Fancy a new career in a fast-paced and dynamic workplace? If so, this could be your lucky day! We’re looking for an Associate Executive PA (Personal Assistant) to work alongside and support the Executive Assistant (EA) in managing our Groups CEO's and Chief of Staff's time, so they can operate at their best effectively and efficiently.

The role is based in our Salford Quays, Manchester office, however there's lots of flexibility to work from home too with our hybrid approach. This is an intermediate role in which you'll be responsible for a highly confidential and professional PA service providing cover during any times of the EA’s absence and / or travelling between offices. You'll have heaps of enthusiasm and confidence, be hungry for success, thrive in a busy environment and be passionate about offering a great service.

Having a mix of skills, experience and initiative, you'll be extremely organised, proactive, display logical thinking and able to build and maintain relationships with colleagues at all levels across the business whist oozing with confidence.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:

  • previous PA experience to a Team or Directors

  • proven IT skills including Excel, Word, Outlook & PowerPoint

  • knowledge of FCA requirements (including Treating Customers Fairly (TCF))

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage & co-ordinate diaries with conflicting priorities & able to resolve clashes swiftly & troubleshoot or escalate, as appropriate

  • Provide efficient support to the Group CEO’s Executive Assistant and cover during any times of their absence & travelling between offices

  • Co-ordinate arrangements for internal & external meetings (accommodation, itineraries, catering, travel)

  • Organise, facilitate and attend (where necessary) meetings and events in support of the Executive Assistant

  • Process expense claims and purchase orders, invoices and receipting

  • Assist with the production of documents & presentations, when required

  • Welcome guests to the offices by greeting them & ensuring all their requirements are met during their visit to the First Central office

  • Communicate professionally both internal & externally with key stakeholders

  • Support with personal commitments on an ad hoc basis

  • Comply with the requirements, and act in accordance with, the Group Code of Conduct and Fitness and Propriety policies at all times

  • Ensure compliance with Company Policies, Values and guidelines and other relevant standards/ regulations at all times

Experience

  • Highly organised & systematic

  • Efficient & attention to detail with the ability to multi-task

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Good time management & organisation skills, with the ability to work on own initiative

  • Some understanding of the business objectives & operations

So, if you’re up for the challenge and would like to join our vibrant and busy team, we want to hear from you today.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. Check out our Glassdoor page to see what our employees think about working here.

What can we do for you?


We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

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Benefits

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Flexible working

We support colleagues who wish to work flexibly whilst meeting the needs of the business.

YOUday

If it’s your birthday or you just fancy some me-time, get an extra day off for whatever you want.

Holiday Extra

We give you two opportunities each year to buy or sell up to five days of holiday.

Volunteering

Get a day off each year to take part in volunteering activities.

Health cash plan

Claim money back on your healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and eye tests.

Season ticket loan

We provide interest-free loans to cover the cost of season tickets for rail, bus or car parking.