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Executive Assistant

Location: UK - Hatfield | Job-ID: 208605 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Business Operations & Administration


Life on the team

The Executive Assistant to General Counsel will Act as “right hand” to General Counsel. Facilitate regular communication and act as enabler for GC to execute against department and business strategy. 


Team overview

As a department, our core aim is to provide consistent, business-focused quality advice across the Group. This enables us to compete effectively in the market whilst managing risk levels that are both acceptable and fully understood by the business.


What you’ll do

  • Requires an in-depth understanding of the business and key contacts and ability to apply that knowledge in the day-to-day role.
  • Prioritisation of tasks and emails, ensuring this priority is clear and understood. Providing suggested solutions to delegate to help improve the manageability of GCs workload.
  • Assistant to act as mouthpiece, confidant to GC and responsible for flowing down department strategy.
  • Help department restructure priorities to meet departmental goals set by GC.
  • Processing and maintaining record of confidential whistleblowing reports
  • Co-ordinating annual reviews for direct reports and processing all pay reviews and bonuses
  • Organisation of telephone conferences / web sessions / video conferences
  • Planning and organisation of trips and preparation of travel expense reports
  • Management of practicing certificate and subscription renewals
  • Coordination, organisation as well as preparation and follow-up of national and international meetings/reviews (internal & external) incl. recording and tracking of action plans
  • Responsible for assisting GC in executing against strategic plan.
  • Planning and co-ordination of management meetings and Department meetings annually, which involve international travel for participants.
  • Preparation of presentation documents working with Head of GLC Operations
  • Processing of orders
  • Minute taking and action tracking
  • General administrative tasks, ensuring GC office runs smoothly.
  • Close cooperation with internal and external partners
  • Release of holiday applications, sick leave, vacancies and contract offers in consultation with the personnel manager


What you’ll need


  • Predominantly independent working style and good organisational   skills
  • Excellent communication skills and assertiveness
  • Stress resistance and the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Flexibility in approach and ability to accept and adapt to changing plans and priority.
  • Integrity and loyalty
  • Confidentiality
  • Self-motivation
  • Reliability, conscientiousness and commitment
  • Confidence and ability to take control
  • Ability to work proactively, with little direction
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Time management skills
  • Good relationship building skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English language
  • Degree qualified
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • The ability to travel occasionally
  • Hybrid working but must be able to commute to Hatfield Office minimum 3 days per week


  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in communications

Why you should join the Legal and Compliance Team

  • Challenging role but highly rewarding
  • Dynamic team
  • Excellent opportunities for growth and progression
  • Occasional international travel (Europe – once every 2 months)


Current information for our applicants

We have made our application and recruitment process virtual, we are excited to bring talent like you on board to join our growing teams within Computacenter. Our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions. We are looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 20,000 employees worldwide. We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


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