Travelling Executive Assistant (French speaking)
Executive Assistant to UHNW individual (Good French written and spoken Essential). Based in London or Switzerland and free to travel 6 months of the year, this is an unrivalled opportunity for your career. A background supporting an UHNW or HNW is a pre-requisite for this role. Degree standard, polished and with a good understanding of different cultures and top communication skills are also essential. The role will require you to travel to top destinations in the USA and European on a one month on one month off in London and one month abroad rota with another top EA. You will work in tandem and be the main conduit between the Principal and his professional concerns (Private Investment Office, Charitable Foundation, Art Collection and various Board Memberships) whilst supporting with day to day private life demands. 24/7 cover will be expected whilst you are abroad with the Principal and flex out of hours when essential. The Principal is traditional with an interesting and involved life and great family values.
The role will include:- Diary management and forward planning. Private and business correspondence, property maintenance and supervision, staff recruitment, contract negotiation, expense reconciliation and a small amount of HR duties.
You will be adaptable with an even and positive personality, calm under pressure and solutions driven. Self sufficient and happy to work within a small dedicated team. Down to earth and tolerant of different cultures and expectations. Totally discreet and loyal.
Happy to travel 6 months of the year (with flexibility because of Covid) Used to unpredictable scheduling and short notice on diary changes. Flexible and happy to juggle changes and specific projects. Attention to detail and outstanding organisational skills at the highest level. Top attention to detail and knowledge of etiquette and protocols that an individual of this level would require.
You must have fluent French both written and spoken, able to take detailed notes accurately and have enthusiasm for Art and some knowledge of the industry would be a big plus. An EU passport holder would also be beneficial but not essential. Excellent Tech skills and another European language would be a plus too.
An outstanding role for an outstanding EA who is polished, educated with an experienced world view and a background at UHNW level with fluent French. Working under the guidance of the tandem EA this is a top career move in every respect. Excellent bens package + per diem payment whilst travelling + generous bonus