Senior Executive Assistant - Harworth Group

31 May 20242024-05-31
Sheffield, South Yorkshire & Sheffield City Region



Harworth Group plc is one of the leading land and property regeneration companies in the UK, owning and managing over 14,000 acres on around 100 sites in the North of England and the Midlands.

Premium listed on the London Stock Exchange, success has been driven by a high-profile board with a business plan built on the “Harworth Way” – strengthening the communities they work in, environmental sustainability, people-centric culture, developing strong partnerships, and applying the highest standards of governance.

With an enviable work culture and range of employee benefits (bonus scheme, car allowance, hybrid working, 30 days annual leave plus stats, 10% non-contributory pension scheme, share save options, family private medical insurance and free parking) this is one of the leading employers in Yorkshire.

For a Senior Executive Assistant with management experience, this role is ideal – joining a friendly, focused Executive support team. The role comes at a time of growth and transformation for this business, and as such, an exciting time to be supporting the Executive leadership team and guiding a small existing, accomplished team of EAs.

The day-to-day responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Co-ordination and management of diaries and inboxes for the Chief Investment Officer and Group Resources & Transformation Director.
  • Preparing for key meetings and events, including briefings on key points and highlighting potential issues.
  • Minuting meetings and sharing and following up actions across the senior leadership team, and externally where appropriate.
  • Filtering incoming communications and documentation – assisting with editing and amending where necessary.
  • Producing relevant reports and documentation.
  • Working closely with colleagues to draft internal communications to cascade information to the wider team.
  • Managing, guiding, and supporting the Executive Assistant team.
  • Liaising with current and prospective stakeholders, clients, investors and partners.
  • Deputising for the Head of Executive Office when required.

An exciting opportunity to join a plc business to utilise your skills to aid both the executive team and their existing support. 

We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in a Senior Executive Assistant role with people management responsibility
  • Capable of handling confidential or sensitive information with discretion
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, working with diverse colleagues and stakeholders at all levels.
  • The ability to develop relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels
  • Highly organised and self-motivated, with excellent time management skills
  • A proactive worker who can anticipate on behalf of the executive team in order to make their days run smoothly and enable them to use their time most effectively.
  • Able to deliver high quality, accurate work on time, in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly attuned emotional intelligence – putting those skills to use in daily interactions with the executive team, and in supporting your own team.
  • A self-starter, used to working independently and making decisions, working proactively to investigate and seek information that will aid the executive team.

This opportunity offers the chance to join a successful business that has a fantastic reputation in the local market, supporting and rewarding their employees’ hard work with enhanced benefits, including:

  • Annual bonus of up to 10% depending on individual and company performance
  • Hybrid working model
  • 30 days annual leave plus statutory days
  • Life insurance and income protection
  • Above average pension scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Share incentive plan
  • Employee wellbeing programme

This role is being handled exclusively by Pratap Partnership.