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Office Location: 86 Deansgate,Manchester M3 2ER Office Name: Screening and Compliance - King Street
Sector: Central Support Salary: £20000 - £22000
Job Type: Permanent Role Type: Full-time
Job Ref: 372410  

Executive Assistant

Company – Reed

Job Title – Executive Assistant

Job Type – Permanent

Salary – £20k to £22k per annum 

Location – King Street,Manchester

Hours – Mon to Fri 8:30am to 5:30pm

Why should I join REED?

REED encourages people to develop by providing: 
Annual career development reviews to discuss your aspirations
Up to £500 towards training/qualifications you want to take in your personal time
Professional qualification funding for those who want to achieve a qualification that’s linked to their role

Our colleagues say that a big reason they work for REED are the people and that they work amongst friends at REED. We are the largest family owned recruitment business in the world and we take pride in the people that work for us.

We offer: Season ticket loans for travel to work and a REED discount club which provides cash-back on your regular household purchases and holidays. Health care plans covering dental work,optical tests and physiotherapy and the ability to buy or sell annual leave to suit your lifestyle choice. Long service rewards,including lunch at the Ritz with the REED family as well as 3 and 6 week paid sabbaticals. We dedicate 18% of our profit to our charities meaning 1 day in your working week is for a charitable cause.

Job Purpose

The key responsibility of this EA is to provide a high quality of support to the Director of Screening & Compliance Services.

Along with duties that are aligned with the activities of the Director of Screening & Compliance Services,the role of the Executive Assistant consists of a variety of tasks,such as:

  • Assisting in the planning and implementing of internal communications strategy within Reed Screening
  • Management of both internal and external key relationships
  • Helping drive marketing strategy for Reed Screening
  • Working with a variety of external organisations on behalf of REED within the sector,facilitating communications,marketing activity and correspondence
  • Managing and driving a variety of people initiatives alongside HR within the department to encourage development and provide support for Co-Members
  • Hosting and presenting at senior management meetings
  • Responding to queries from Clients,Candidates,Co-Members and external parties,and finding solutions to issues
  • Arranging events for the department and external organisations
  • Collate management and team information and produce accurate and timely management reports on behalf of the management team as directed
  • Managing and arranging Director’s travel,diary and expenses,as well as arranging meetings and minute-taking,and dealing with telephone and email enquiries
  • Ad-hoc project work,as and when required

Principle Accountabilities

  • Delivery of communications
  • Dispute resolution
  • Relationship management

Key Performance Indicators

  •  The completion of tasks in a timely and cost-effective manner
  •  Positive engagement statistics with People initiatives
  •  Successfully managed relationships to ensure delivery of deadlines from Director’s direct reports
  •  Maintaining a high level of discretion due to the level of confidential information you will have access to
  •  Successful completion of accurate management reports

Person Specification

Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge:

GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English

– Educated to A-Level is preferable

– Experience of providing administrative support to a diverse team

– PC literate including Word,Excel,Powerpoint

– Demonstrating a willingness to learn new IT systems would be advantageous


Join REED – Our Values,Your Values; Our Future,Your Future

All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. REED is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender,race,disability,sexual orientation,religion or belief,age,gender identity,marital or civil partnership status,pregnancy or maternity.  We are a MINDFUL EMPLOYER and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.