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Personal Assistant

Abingdon, Oxfordshire
£25,000 to £28,000
Job Type
20 Jul 2022

Newton is looking for a bright, enthusiastic, and highly competent administrator to support multiple Business Managers (known as stakeholders) who are out in the field delivering challenging projects and leading diverse project teams.

You will be joining a dedicated team of administrators in the Delivery Support Team providing tactical and efficient support and working to build a world-class and high performing support function.

The role is permanent and will be based in our Head Office in Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the wider Executive Support function to provide effective support and increased value to multiple stakeholders
  • Managing and maintaining multiple diaries
  • Scheduling internal and external meetings/events of varying sizes for stakeholders (including appraisals, client reviews, project reviews, internal company development, board meetings, interviews, team meetings and third-party advisers)
  • Coordinating and booking complex travel and accommodation requirements, and ensuring logistical arrangements are in place to meet those requirements
  • Ad-hoc Project team support on working location, events, and consolidation of travel.
  • Providing holiday cover for other delivery support team members
  • Ad-hoc administrative tasks as needed
  • Driving and sharing best practice in the way we support senior people across the business, enabling them to deliver the very best value to our clients


You'll be a high calibre individual, with exceptional levels of personal drive and eagerness for personal development. An analytical mind coupled with strong communication skills and a positive attitude are essential to fit into the Newton culture.

The successful candidate will also have/be the following:

  • Demonstrable at least 1 year's previous experience in an administration role supporting multiple people or projects
  • Experience of diary management, coordinating/booking and managing high volumes of activities. In particular, travel and accommodation.
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate needs before they arise
  • Methodical coordination skills and logical thinking
  • Exceptional organisational skills: ability to multi-task and organise others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a team and enjoy being a team player
  • Calm under pressure, adaptable and responsive to ever-changing challenges and priorities
  • Excellent use of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A pleasure to work with - "can do - will do" attitude
  • Discretion and confidentiality guaranteed
  • Exceptional attention to detail and deadlines
  • Capability to filter information and assess priorities - always looking to bring additional value to our team
  • Ability to quickly learn new IT systems and processes to provide support to your colleagues
  • Experience working within a high-paced environment


Newton maximises the potential of our people, whether in client-based consulting roles, or in support functions. The prospects for career and personal development in this role are no exception, with future possibilities in a wider remit across the PA team.

Supporting you starts from day one. Throughout your time at Newton, you'll get support from several sources - from stretching projects, on-the-job feedback and developmental guidance from our leaders. You'll attend our Induction Training Camp' and have a dedicated and consistent Development Manager to support your career progression. You'll receive regular appraisals and annual pay reviews.

We offer a highly competitive salary and our generous benefits package includes Life Assurance, Income Protection, pension contributions and 25 days' holiday.

Joining us also brings many social benefits! We have a full social calendar with Autumn and Spring activity days, Christmas events, 3-day Summer event and 4 Newton-sponsored weekends a year.

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  • Job Reference: 662542210-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Newton Europe Limited
    Newton Europe Limited
  • Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £25,000 to £28,000
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent