PA/Press Assistant

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Business Support

  • Salary:

    £32,000 - £36,000

  • Contact:

    Carly Thomas

​A world-renowned, leading cultural architectural practice is looking for a PA/Press Assistant to support the company owner. This is a pivotal role for this mid-sized practice, so it is necessary for the ideal candidate to have solid PA experience, ideally within architecture, or design.

Maintaining a high-level overview and juggling many tasks simultaneously is a big part of the job, hence understanding the overarching needs of the owner, being proactive, as well as having a high sense of urgency and service-minded attitude is important to fulfil the role.

They are looking for a PA who is:

  • Is organised, structured and both big-picture-savvy and detail-oriented

  • Can manage multiple complex schedules and daily calendars

  • Is capable of multi-tasking assignments that often vary in scale and scope

  • Has self-confidence and persistence, and is confident while taking ownership of decision making

  • Is proactive and completes tasks with a sense of urgency

  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and written communication skills

  • Enjoys a creative environment with many diverse personalities

  • Is comfortable with fast-paced decisions and rapidly changing environments

  • Feels that no administrative task is too little or too great

  • Is a good colleague and a team-player who wants to engage in our office’s unique office culture

  • Can be flexible with regard to working hours and assignments

  • Can act with discretion and maintain confidentiality at all times

  • Is incredibly professional on the phone, in emails and in-person

Duties include:

  • The management and organisation of the owners diary

  • Supporting the office manager with ad-hoc tasks as needed

  • Document filing and organisation for business and personal matters

  • Office-wide travel assistance including flight and hotel bookings, and obtaining relevant travel visas

  • Preparing and coordinating meetings for the leadership team

  • Developing working relationships with external and internal clients

  • Answering phone calls and emails on behalf of the owner

  • Assisting in the planning of various office events and in-house meetings

  • Managing press releases

Qualifications and experience:

  • Solid PA/EA experience within design/architecture

  • Experience with press releases would be advantageous.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Fluent in spoken/written English