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Personal Assistant/Senior Administrator


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Personal Assistant/Senior Administrator



“Exciting new role for experienced and organised administrator or secretary to support COO of high growth financial services business.”


£30-35000 + Bonus + Benefits


East Midlands


Commutable from Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Warwickshire, North Hertfordshire


Are you exceptionally organized with a strong attention to detail? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where your support and efficiency are valued? Would you like to work for a dynamic COO within a high growth business? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!


Our client is seeking a skilled PA/Senior Administrator to join their team and provide invaluable support to their COO. With a reputation for delivering an outstanding, responsive, compliant, and professional service to its B2B clients, they are seeking a dedicated person who is currently undertaking a role which requires excellent organisational and planning skills, strong administration capabilities and excellent presentation to play a key role in its continued success and growth.


As the PA/Senior Administrator, you will play a crucial role in ensuring seamless operations, supporting the COO in their day-to-day tasks. You will be managing a busy schedule,


  • coordinating and booking meetings both for their business and personal schedule and commitments,
  • acting as their right-hand person ensuring that they seamlessly transition from one meeting to the next,
  • ensuring that they have all the relevant documentation for their meetings as well refreshments throughout the day,
  • email/correspondence management – drafting email responses, flagging important emails and obtaining directions for action as applicable.
  • greeting visitors at reception when they arrive for meetings with the COO.
  • working cross functionally with other PA’s and senior management to ensure tasks are completed on key strategic projects.
  • minute taking at executive meetings, highlighting and following through on agreed action points to ensure delivery.
  • handling confidential matters with the utmost discretion.


You will have previous experience working as in a similar senior administrative role, preferably within a financial service, legal, insurance, estate agency or other regulated business. Proficiency in using office productivity tools such as Microsoft office suite is an advantage.


You will be adept at prioritizing conflicting responsibilities and needs, helping the COO apply their time and resources effectively. 


Your administrative skills will be exceptional. Your verbal and written communication skills will be impeccable, with excellent grammar as you will assist in taking minutes, composing, and preparing letters, contracts, and other documentation.


You will be calm, confident, discreet, and diplomatic and will be comfortable operating with the main executive board and senior leadership across sales, finance, regulatory compliance, and risk. 


A key part of the role will be to support, plan and coordinate business growth projects and initiatives. You will therefore be confident liaising cross functionally to assist with project progress, action tracking, and emerging issues so that you can regularly update the COO, enabling them to make informed decisions.


A good standard of education to at least A levels/equivalent would be highly advantageous. Relevant qualifications in Business administration, Finance or Paralegal or a related field, would be appreciated. Knowledge of HR functions and processes is advantageous.


This is a full-time role, Monday to Friday and office based. Hybrid working is currently not available.


Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to become an integral part of a growing financial services business. Apply now and take the next step in your career as a PA/Senior Administrator. Email your CV to quoting reference LX 1518682



  • Project Director


    Project Director - Commercial Fit-Out


    "Calling All Self-Starters: Spearhead Our Client's Manchester Expansion"


    £80-85000 + Excellent Benefits





    Are you an ambitious project management professional with a knack for business development? Do you thrive in start-up environments where your impact is tangible, and your autonomy is uncompromised? Our client is seeking a self-driven Project Director to establish and grow their brand-new office in the heart of Manchester.


    The Role:


    As the Project Director, you'll drive their expansion into one of the UK's most vibrant commercial markets.


    From day one, you'll leverage your extensive network to secure immediate projects and tenders, focusing on commercial office fit-outs ranging from £250,000 to £1 million. This is your chance to bring your existing client relationships and ongoing projects to a company that values your entrepreneurial spirit.


    More than just a project manager, you'll wear multiple hats - business developer, financial controller, and team leader. You'll oversee projects from inception to completion, ensuring they're delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.


    With your expertise in surveying, pricing, procurement, and commercial management, you'll run the Manchester office as an independent profit and loss centre, driving its profitability from the ground up.


    As the business grows, you'll be able to build and mentor your team, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture. The company's supportive yet autonomous environment will allow you to make your mark, free from micromanagement and bureaucracy.


    About You:


    To excel in this role, you'll need a proven track record in managing Cat A and B commercial fit-out projects.


    Your qualifications in building services engineering or a related field, coupled with your extensive experience in the Manchester market, with an existing network of contacts amongst the building consultancies and property developers in the City and Greater Manchester area will give you a competitive edge.


    But above all, it's your self-starting attitude, problem-solving abilities, and passion for the industry that will set you apart.


    The Package:


    This is a unique opportunity to join a well-established company and shape its future in a thriving market. Our client offers a competitive salary range of £80,000 to £85,000 per year, with the potential for a significant increase after six months based on your performance.


    You'll also enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including a generous mileage allowance, pension scheme, private health insurance, and a profit-sharing scheme that rewards your contributions.


    If you're ready to take the lead and leave your mark on our client's Manchester venture, apply now. This is your chance to embark on a journey where your ambition, expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit will drive their success.


    To apply, please send your CV, quoting LX 2340995



  • Business Development Director

    Business Development Director - Professional Services Sector


    "Become the Driving Force Behind A Legal Firm's Ambitious Growth Plans."


    £60-80000 (DOE) + Excellent Benefits Package


    Buckinghamshire (Hybrid Working)



    Are you an accomplished business development leader with a talent for propelling professional services firms to new heights? Join our client as their Business Development Director and spearhead their strategic growth initiatives across the Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Sussex regions.


    Our client is a well-established and highly successful law practice operating specialising in the whole range of professional legal services from commercial to employment to family law. In this pivotal new role, working closely with the partners and solicitors and the marketing team, you'll be the catalyst for revenue expansion, orchestrating tailored growth strategies that resonate with each specialist market's unique dynamics. From meticulously researching industry trends and competitor landscapes to unearthing untapped new and lapsed client opportunities, your expertise will shape their approach to acquiring and nurturing valuable client relationships.


    Key Responsibilities:


    • Craft bespoke growth plans that unlock our client's potential in diverse regional markets, leveraging your deep understanding of brand perception and competitive forces.
    • Collaborate with practice area leaders to develop data-driven strategies, maintain comprehensive client intelligence, and rigorously measure business development ROI.
    • Architect and launch a high-impact Key Client program, deploying dedicated account managers to fortify relationships with top clients and cross-sell services.
    • Implement a performance management framework that aligns every team member's efforts with our client's ambitious growth objectives.
    • Lead the creation of compelling proposals, presentations, and pitches that articulate their unparalleled value proposition with conviction.
    • Strategically coordinate the company's presence at industry events, conferences, and networking platforms to generate leads and amplify brand visibility.
    • Mentor and upskill their solicitors on business development best practices, client management, and cross-selling opportunities.
    • Stay ahead of the curve by continuously exploring innovations in business development and marketing for professional services firms.


    The Ideal Candidate:


    With substantial experience in business development within the legal or professional services realm, you'll have a proven track record of creating and executing revenue-driving growth strategies. Your strategic acumen, coupled with exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, allows you to navigate complex stakeholder landscapes with ease.


    Applications are invited from graduate calibre candidates residing within the Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire or North Hertfordshire area as this role is a high profile and visible role requiring a regular consistent onsite presence at least 3-4 days per week. This on site presence will enable you to foster excellent stakeholder relationships and tailored growth strategies for each partner and their teams.


    If you're a seasoned business development professional seeking a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to leave an indelible mark, we want to hear from you.


    To apply, please send your CV, quoting LX 2338733



  • Plant Manager - Manufacturing & Production Processing
    £65000 - £85000 per annum Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits



    "High profile leadership and transformational change management role for Plant Management professional with a track record of people development, engagement and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety."


    c.£Very Competitive Car/Allowance, Bonus & Benefits


    Northern Home Counties


    Commutable from Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire


    Our client is a market leader within the construction/building materials sector and operates several plants in the UK.

    They are seeking a professional Site/Plant Manager, ideally educated to degree standard in an engineering discipline or similar, to take the lead at a strategically important site located in the Northern Home Counties

    The Site/Plant Manager will provide leadership, guidance and direction for manufacturing and production operations, ensuring sustainable performance aligned with strategic corporate objectives and delivery of business commitments. As Site/Plant Manager you will be responsible for optimising labour, site safety, material and equipment resources to maximise the Plants production capability and meet customer expectations with excellent quality and service as the site takes on increased customer volumes.

    The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical engineering and production background gained within the heavy processing industry and will be able to build a vision referenced to experience in "best in class" plant management. The Site/Plant Manager will be a strong leader with the ability to challenge, drive, coach, inspire and motivate a team to become "best in class". You will also be an excellent problem solver, structured, systematic and logical with a track record of project management in the context of turnaround, transformation and continuous improvement.


    The Role:

    * Operating a safe Plant, continuously driving towards sustaining a positive safety and health culture.

    * Develop a long-term vision for the plant.

    * Provide exemplary leadership, setting demanding standards and driving high performance from the team.

    * Build a customer focussed performance culture within the business and a climate to inspire the team to achieve world class performance and reliability.

    * Ensure that the production commitments in terms of volume, deadlines, and product conformity are met.

    * Ensure the plant complies with UK legislation, with specific regard to health & safety, environmental and employment laws.

    * Be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the plant performance plan, plant team assessment and budget to achieve identified improvements.

    * Ensure product quality meets agreed targets and ensure that plant capability is sustained through optimisation of the process.

    * Manage the operating and capital budgets, maintaining a vigilant approach to reducing costs.

    * Lead and manage change programmes with clear goals, drive and engagement; Drive for continuous improvement.

    * Ensure positive working relations with employees and their representatives within the plant.


    The Ideal Candidate:

    * Ideally degree educated in Engineering or similar. Must understand engineering and business principles. Technical knowledge of manufacturing, and modern maintenance technology and methods will be integral to success and credibility in this role.

    * Consistent multinational industry career history including existing or recent experience as a Site/Plant Manager.

    * Track record of people development, engagement, change and continuous improvement leading to best-in-class OEE and safety standards.

    * Experience in Project Management, business and systems analysis highly advantageous but people management and leadership is key and foremost to success in this role.

    * Experienced Lean or Continuous Improvement champion, including 5S, with track record of excellent team development and engagement in this context would be an advantage.

    * Demonstrable experience of cross functional and multi-level interaction and working in a matrix organisation.

    * Led & achieved results in a multi or single site role, managing cross functionally.

    * Experience of leading and managing employee relations at a senior level within a unionised environment.

    * Proven skills and capabilities in leadership, communication, capability, collaboration, and problem solving.

    * Excellent experience of £multimillion financial and budgetary management, the budgeting process and CAPEX business case approval process.

    * Fluent Business English both verbal and written.

    * IT literate across Microsoft

    * Resilient, driven, results focused personality - a high achiever