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  • Personal Assistant (4382) View  

    Position: Personal Assistant (4382)
    Remuneration: £ Competitive + Bonus & Benefits
    Location: London
    Sector: Banking & Financial Services
    Job Ref: 4382


    Overview:   
    Find Invest Grow (FIG) offers a pragmatic new approach to investing in young entrepreneurs. FIG works typically with undergraduates and graduates of the past five years, to see them crystallise their ideas, support them through the development of their business plans and introduce them to suitable investors.


    This is a newly created opportunity for a hands on and diligent candidate, the primary purpose of the role will be to provide full PA support to two dynamic Directors and EA support to the team. This is an autonomous role with the opportunity to grow with the business. You will gain experience of early stage investment processes and join the teams to deliver a wide variety of projects, from the delivery of the ESSA, development of online products and creation of brands to international investment and the building of a series of buildings (offices, gym, restaurants etc.) on a two acre plot in central London.


    Prerequisites:   
    The successful candidate will possess very strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to produce work to a very high standard. The right candidate will need to fit well within a close-knit team and want to actively contribute to the team’s success, as well as have a polished and adaptable personality and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Experience within a PA/EA/Administrative Support position is highly preferable. 


    Responsibilities include:
    • Diary management for the Managing Director and Chairman
    • Managing the Chairman’s contacts, email and task list ensuring all Managers are well prepared for meetings in advance
    • Proof reading and editing of documents
    • Screening phone calls, enquiries and requests and handling them when appropriate
    • Managing travel and venue arrangements and occasionally joining senior members of the team to take notes or dictation in meetings
    • Producing and organising documents, reports and presentations
    • Learning the business and implementing subsequent processes and systems
    • Managing office supplies, post, filing and organising of paperwork
    • Developing good working relations with the team and clients – including team events and client entertainment activities


    The Person – experience & skills:
    • Exceptional written skills with a proven ability to produce a very high standard of work, the ability to touch type, use shorthand etc. are advantageous
    • Secretarial qualifications/Diplomas are highly beneficial
    • Experience in a PA/EA/Administrative support role is highly preferable
    • Highly organised and articulate
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritise duties
    • An excellent telephone and business manner
    • A thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment and use initiative
    • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
    • Naturally charismatic with a strong work ethic 



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  • Sales & Marketing Assistant (4326) View  

    Position: Sales & Marketing Assistant (4326)
    Remuneration: £22-24K
    Location: London
    Sector: Sales & Marketing
    Job Ref: 4326


    Overview:   
    One of the largest and most exciting brands within the student accommodation sector is looking for a Sales & Marketing Assistant to support in the marketing and sales of student accommodation in their West London office.


    Prerequisites:   
    At least 1 years’ experience within sales/marketing with the ability to demonstrate a high level of confidence and professionalism. Have a resilient and calm approach with a proactive nature, a true self-starter.


    Responsibilities include:
    • To provide sales & marketing support to the Accommodation Manager
    • Liaise with clients face to face
    • Understand clients’ needs
    • Book appointments
    • Conduct viewings at the Show Flat
    • Upselling and supporting clients throughout the whole administration process
    • Provide marketing material/packs and literature (including online marketing)
    • Assist in administration work when required
    • Follow up on enquiries


    The Person – experience & skills:
    • Educated to degree level
    • A proven track record in marketing
    • Experience in the private student accommodation sector is beneficial 
    • Demonstrate a high level of confidence and professionalism
    • Able to work to deadlines and effectively with limited supervision
    • Good organisational skills
    • Have a friendly and outgoing personality
    • Be driven by success
    • Have a good sense of humour and common sense!


     



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  • Consultant (4339) View  

    Position: Consultant (4339)
    Remuneration: £21,000-25,000 (depending on experience) + Uncapped commission/bonus
    Location: London
    Sector: Recruitment & Headhunting
    Job Ref: 4339


    Overview:   
    A fantastic opportunity to join Brightsparks as we embark on an exciting stage of high growth.


    Brightsparks has a unique business model; by directly employing thousands of students and recent graduates every year (over 10,000 to date), we have the unique insight into their skills and strengths to launch them and their wider network through the first 5 years of their career ladder.  As well as one-off “head-hunts” we run fully outsourced campaigns for leading graduate employers.


    The Consultant will work closely with the GYP team and the Head of Talent on strategies and initiatives encompassing the whole candidate lifecycle – talent attraction, screening, selection and placement. They will also be involved in the continued growth of the Brightsparks Alumni network. Their initial focus will be on the talent/candidate side of the process but there is potential for career progression down either the candidate or client facing side depending on where they excel.



    Prerequisites:  
    The successful candidate will be educated to degree level with exceptional communication skills and the passion and personality we expect from all Brightsparks. Strong organisational skills, self-motivation and a strong work ethic are essential as is the ability to work as a team and multi-task.



    Responsibilities include:
    • Assist in the development and deployment of our talent attraction strategy – including representing us at careers fairs and other promotional events
    • Assist in the marketing and execution of “Brightsparks Inside” outsourced campaigns
    • Ensure vacancies are promptly advertised through the relevant channels
    • Respond to candidate enquiries in a timely and effective manner
    • Manage the candidate screening process; CV screening, telephone and face-to-face interviews, generate shortlists and identify ‘key candidates’
    • Create personalised candidate profiles
    • Prepare and brief candidates for client interviews, gain candidate feedback from interviews and communicate to senior members of the team and clients where appropriate
    • Assist in the management of the candidate offer and placement process
    • Log all activity and communication with both candidates and clients on our in-house database
    • Maintain continued dialogue with ‘key candidates’ to support their on-going job search
    • Identify and maintain relationships with key contacts in relevant universities and institutions
    • Take a proactive and mature approach to ensure you continue to develop your industry knowledge 



    The Person – experience & skills:
    • Educated to degree level
    • Strong organisational and time management skills
    • Able to prioritise projects and confidently work to conflicting deadlines
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • A team player who can support colleagues and add instant value
    • Confident working on individual projects
    • Demonstrate a real passion for business and drive to build a career
    • Have a good sense of humour



    Application Process:
    1. Please click here http://goo.gl/p3wK69 to complete a short application before emailing your CV and covering letter to emma.leroy@brightsparksuk.com
    2. Those who successfully pass the initial screening may be invited to sit a series of online assessments and interviews.
    3. The best candidates at this stage will then be invited to face-to-face interviews and assessments.
    4. We have target start dates for Autumn 2014 and will be conducting further recruitment into 2015.



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  • Investment Manager’s Assistant (4261) View  

    Position: Investment Manager’s Assistant (4261)
    Remuneration: £25-30K (depending on experience)
    Location: London
    Sector: Banking & Financial Services
    Job Ref: 4261


    Overview:   
    An independently owned Private Bank, Wealth Management and Investment Firm is looking for an Investment Manager’s Assistant to join their growing team. Reporting to the Senior Investment Manager, the successful candidate will supporting on the day-to-day administrative needs of high-net-worth clients and managing the daily tasks and project of the Investment Management Team.


    Prerequisites:   
    The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (2.1 or above) and have a strong understanding of investment management and the wider financial industry and economy. This position is open to those with an Investment Administration background with substantial experience working with HNW Private Clients within an Investment Management team or graduates with a strong understanding of Economics and relevant internships and work experience
    A strong work ethic is paramount as is an ambitious and dynamic nature.


    Responsibilities include:
    • Supporting a Senior Investment Manager and his deputy on all client facing service (non-investment) issues
    • Provision of responsive, timely and high quality client service by phone, email and letter
    • Preparation of data and presentation packs for client meetings (including binding)
    • Maintain a paperless document management and storage system
    • Liaison with Back Office Operations on administrative issues
    • Mail merges for client communications (e.g. annual, semi-annual and quarterly reporting)
    • Assisting with the on-boarding of new clients via the management of their information packs through the process and the regular communication of progress of the client or their CRM
    • Management of account closure paperwork
    • Construction, adaptation and updating of Excel spreadsheets and other reporting systems
    • Oversight, co-ordination and documentation of investment monitoring process
    • Make necessary travel arrangements (rail/air/hotel), booking in advance where possible to ensure cost effectiveness
    • Undertake routine administrative tasks such as typing, photocopying and faxing along with phone filtering and coverage
    • Assisting the team/Business Support Manager with ad hoc projects (e.g. writing/recording procedures, updating Factsheets and marketing materials)
    • Preparation of IM investment process and team meeting documentation and recording of meeting minutes
    • Special focus on supporting IM’s on research related issues, taking responsibility for the administration of summary spreadsheets and providing ad hoc support where necessary
    • Provide phone and dealing cover during periods when the Investment Team is in meetings and will not initially be involved in investment research, debates or decisions
    The Person – experience & skills:
    • Educated to degree level (2.1 or above) from a leading university
    • Investment Administration background with substantial experience working with HNW Private Clients within an Investment Management team or graduates with a strong understanding of Economics and relevant internships and work experience
    • Exceptional organisational and administrative skills
    • Understands importance of and can deliver accuracy and perfection
    • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office
    • Excellent time management skills, ability to work under pressure, responsible, proactive, dedicated and consistently able to achieve results with minimal supervision
    • Remains motivated and confident at all times and has the ability to act on own initiative
    • Outstanding written and spoken communication skills with the ability and confidence to deal effectively with people at all levels of the organisation
    • Desire to progress to an Investment Manager or Senior Operations/Team Manager role
    • Demonstrate an ability to work in a methodical, logical and accurate fashion, occasionally under time pressure
    • Must be conscientious and diligent in their work to ensure accuracy of data input, filing correctly placed etc.
    • The individual will be one of 5 in a similar function but must be prepared to work alone
    • Must be of robust enough character to push back on jobs that are others responsibility



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