About BC 

Blenheim Chalcot (BC) is the UK’s leading digital venture builder. We build tech start-ups that are geared to disrupt and transform sectors. Over the years, we have built over 40 businesses at the forefront of a multitude of industries covering FinTech, EdTech, Media, Sport and more. Today, Blenheim Chalcot’s companies have sales of over £350m. 

It is a cohesive group and we have a strong culture built around curious, engaging and innovative people. Working alongside entrepreneurs and co-founders, we support our ventures from start-up to scale to exit, giving them access to the global networks and services they need to grow.  

We host our startups in an incubator; a 30,000 sq ft venture hub office in Hammersmith, home to a buzzing mix of fast growth digital start-ups. We currently have around 20 companies in the portfolio who vary in stage from seed to venture to growth. 

Our culture is inclusive, modern, friendly, smart and innovative – we seek to employ bright, positive-thinking individuals with a can-do attitude.  Our people enjoy challenging themselves to be the best at what they do. 

The Opportunity  
 
We are currently seeking an Executive Assistant to provide outstanding 1:1 CEO support in our portfolio.This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and ambitious business at an exciting time of growth. The CEO’s role is broad and as such needs someone who is keen to go beyond a typical diary EA role and get involved with a variety of areas of the business, such as business operations and events.  
 
Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for managing a busy diary with many conflicting priorities – able to resolve clashes swiftly and troubleshoot or escalate where needed 
  • Working collaboratively with the CEO to make best use of time, always ensuring it aligns with key priorities and objectives.  
  • Developing a good understanding of business priorities, in order to support in setting agendas for weekly management meetings, taking minutes and actions at key meetings and ensuring follow up 
  • Proactively assisting with document creation and maintenance  
  • Preparing and collating information for board packs via Powerpoint  
  • Drafting variety of business communications on behalf of CEO 
  • Facilitating the seamless running of every day greeting guests, preparing meeting rooms, timekeeping etc 
  • Supporting with a wide variety of internal and external events (Team Huddles, Learning Days, evening networking, annual conferences) 
  • Liaising both internally and externally with network, key stakeholders and clients 
  • Co-ordinating travel, hotels, visas 
  • As with this type of role, ad hoc tasks as required, sometimes of a personal nature 

 

ABOUT YOU 

  • Ideally 3+ years of experience in a similar position, but would consider candidate with a strong set of transferrable skills  
  • Great commercial awareness  
  • Excellent MS Outlook/Word/Powerpoint/Sharepoint skills 
  • First-rate written and verbal English, comfortable with drafting high-quality business correspondence 
  • Experience within a start-up culture ideal but not essential 
  • Highly organised and systematic 
  • Able to troubleshoot issues before they become problematic, and proactively anticipate priorities 
  • Ability to exercise discreetness around sensitive and business issues 
  • Supreme efficiency and attention to detail with the ability to adeptly multi-task 
  • Patience, tenacity and flexibility, with a calm and "unflappable" nature 
  • Self-initiative solution driven and able to think quickly on your feet 
  • "No task too small" attitude, happy to get stuck in and get things done 
  • Ability to build positive working relationships and work well with colleagues and stakeholders at all seniorities
      

 

 

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