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Executive Assistant

About The Role
As the second largest Building Society in the UK and the 8th largest lender, we know a thing or two about Savings and Mortgages. The Society has grown significantly over the past decade in particular and now has over 2700 employees and 1.8 million members. The Society is a Which recommended savings provider and we’re proud to be one of the Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for.
 
We're looking for an Executive Assistant to provide first class support to and on behalf of the Chief Information and Digital Officer. The ideal person for the job will be a proactive problem solver with exceptional communication skills and a meticulous attention to detail. Given the changing nature of the Executive landscape, the CIDO will rely on the Executive Assistant for flexibility and foresight, while maintaining confidences related to high-level systems and operations.
 
Specifically the job holder will:

• Plan and orchestrate work to ensure the Chief Information priorities are met, functional goals are achieved, and best practices are upheld
• Have a primary responsibility of supporting the CIDO, as well as providing support to the wider Leadership team as directed to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished, and operations run efficiently
• Maintain and refine internal processes and systems that help to expedite work more efficiently
• Manage communication between senior management and employees, liaising with internal and external Executives on various projects and tasks
• Organise and attend meetings and ensure the CIDO is well prepared for meetings
• Produce documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations using Excel, PowerPoint and Word
• Undertake background research on ad hoc topical areas related to the business as requested by the CIDO and present findings in an appropriate format using Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
About You
Required skills include:
 
• Previous experience working in an EA role or equivalent supporting at C-suite level preferably in the Finance sector
• Experience of working in an Agile /Product model environment would be beneficial in relation to future ways of working
• Excellent organisational and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Must demonstrate a capability to anticipate workloads, events and issues to prepare the CIDO for future engagements and accountabilities.
• Proficient in Outlook and a solid understanding and experience using Microsoft Office Suite
• Able to multitask and adapt quickly in a challenging and pressured environment
• Excellent planning and organising skills, with an emphasis on priority management
• Proven integrity at operating at a Senior /Executive level with the ability to keep Society and Operations confidences
• Budget management and control experience would be desirable.
About The Company
Our people are our most valuable asset and we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best people who reflect our values. We recognise the importance of helping you to balance your working life with other priorities, so if you wish to consider this vacancy and your circumstances require different hours to those advertised, or if you are considering a job share arrangement, then let us look at the flexibility you require and see if we can accommodate your needs, whilst ensuring we continue to meet our members’ needs.

IT at the Coventry is changing; we are currently undertaking an exciting transformation project that will shape the future of the organisation. As we progress on our journey we are seeking talented individuals who are passionate about delivering an outstanding experience for both members and colleagues in an environment where you will have the opportunity to be part of the future success of the organisation and work in an environment where personal and professional development is taken seriously.

Key Information

Role Title:
Executive Assistant
Salary Details:
Up to £36,000 (Dependant upon experience)
Location:
Hybrid
Vacancy Type:
Permanent - Full Time
05 Dec 2021