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Personal Assistant (PA) Full Time

at Post Office Ltd London in London (Published at 04-12-2023)


Salary: Competitive Grade: 2A Reporting Line: Group General Counsel Contract Type: Permanent Location: London

What to expect

Here at the Post Office, we’re steeped in tradition, but we’re going places.

The role is to act as a confidential, professional and efficient Personal Assistant to our Group General Counsel. The emphasis of this role is the provision of an all-round assistant rather than technical secretarial skills, acting as a filter or focal point for both internal and external contacts on behalf of the Group General Counsel.

The role requires knowledge of the organisation, the strategy, aims and objectives. The role also requires an understanding of the methods and workings of a Group General Counsel and their area of responsibility as well as the methods of working of Senior Managers and their teams. A good understanding of business administration/skills is essential.

To be effective in this role requires someone who has the ability to forward plan, a strong understanding of business and customer needs, who is able to manage busy schedules, business priorities and work on their own initiative.

What we can do for you

Our people are the driving force behind our business, we are proud of the energy, commitment and customer focus we have in common. In addition to the competitive salary we offer, in return for your hard work, you will also receive:

25 days annual leave that increases with tenure

Up to 10% on target bonus opportunity

Access to Benenden Healthcare

Generous pension contribution

Life assurance

Income protection after 12 months service

Full support from our employee assistance programme and access to our employee benefits platform

Ever-evolving learning and development opportunities

At Post Office our commitment to embracing diversity extends beyond just words, we actively foster an inclusive workplace culture that values the unique perspectives and contributions from all colleagues. We believe that Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is not only important but essential to our success and growth; our priority is building a business that represents the communities we serve across the nation. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace our employees’ differences; Post Office wants people from all walks of life working here and we welcome your application. That’s how we build Everybody’s Business.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have a PA or Executive Assistant background working with senior stakeholders and government officials (MD's and CEO's). As a Personal Assistant to our Group General Counsel you will be the 'eyes and ears' supporting on the ground.

In addition, You will possess the following:

  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritising work, coordinating a diverse range of tasks and using own initiative

  • Ability to influence and manage upwards, resolving issues and acting with tact and professionalism with a range of stakeholders

  • Ability to work flexible hours to support early / late meetings, priorities

  • Ability to remain professional when dealing with sensitive and confidential information

  • Ability to produce clear, concise and grammatically correct letters, presentation, reports and briefing materials

  • Desire and ambition to progress as a best in class PA

About us

Post Office is a community staple. We’re trusted. We’re relatable. We’re reliable. We’re steeped in tradition. But we’re on a journey of transformation. We’re focused on the future and working at pace to compete in a digital world to provide the same, personalised experience we’ve always been proud of – and we need fresh talent to help make it possible.

We’re looking for people to come to Post office to re-imagine. Authentic people who rise to big challenges and make big changes. We all have a genuine duty of care for the people we serve – a purpose that guides us forward, no matter what. We’re looking for people who share in that purpose and show that now, and moving forwards, Post Office truly is Everybody’s Business.

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