Arbor Education

Executive Assistant

Join Arbor Education as they are looking for a Executive Assistant

Are you looking for a varied, autonomous and exciting role in a fast-growing business where people are at the heart of everything we do?

Would you like to work within a socially conscious organisation that is making a real impact in the education sector?

The company

The Key is the leading provider of support for schools and academy trusts, relied upon by over half of all schools in England. Our whole school approach gives leaders one trusted source to turn to for any challenge, equipping them with highly accurate, expertly synthesised and context-rich resources, guidance and CPD.

The role

We are looking for an experienced Executive Assistant to support our CEO and other senior leadership members. In this role, you will provide flexible, seamless, day-to-day support across the group as well as working closely with many internal teams and groups.

Key responsibilities:

  • Diary and inbox management; ensuring the CEO and members of the senior leadership team are always on top of their inbox and well prepared for meetings.

  • Organisation of meetings and off-sites, including venue booking, documentation preparation and invitations.

  • Travel and expense administration for members of the senior leadership team.

  • Organising and attending monthly Board meetings: planning and scheduling monthly Board meetings including collating board reports, minute taking, booking venues / meeting rooms, organising refreshments and bi-annual Board dinners.

  • Ad-hoc project work and support for the senior leadership team including ordering working lunches for teams offsites, researching and booking venues.

  • Senior Finance team support: documents signing, scheduling financial meetings including Audit Com, approving payments of invoices, electronic filing of documents

The ideal person

  • A minimum of 2 years EA experience

  • Excellent communication skills; able to write good grammatically-correct English

  • Strong research skills; able to find information quickly and present it accessibly

  • A helpful and friendly attitude, and commitment to delivering high-quality support

  • A learner, someone who picks things up quickly

  • An interest in the education sector

  • A person who enjoys working in a fast paced environment

Why work for us

We place huge importance on caring for and developing our people. If you join us you can expect a good work-life balance and the training and support you need to succeed in your role and continue to progress. We are a socially conscious company, but one that also likes to have fun.

We offer:

  • A generous holiday allowance (25 days in your first year and 28 days from your second)

  • The option to buy and sell holidays as well as additional ‘Key Days’ throughout the year

  • A very generous family policy for both maternity and paternity leave (up to 20 weeks and 6 weeks at full pay respectively)

  • Free access to a financial wellbeing app, Bippit

  • Free access to an EAP and counselling service, Health Assured

We're serious about flexibility, so if you would like to work part time, or more flexibly in any way please get in touch and we will accommodate where we can.