Executive assistant

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Location: Reading

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20013736


What is the purpose of the role?

The purpose of this role will be to provide a high level of support to the Managing Director. This role will assistant the Managing Director’s day to day activities, with a particular focus on proactively managing customer complaints which have been escalated to the Managing Director.

What makes this role unique?

We have an exciting opportunity to join Thames Water as an Executive PA to a member of our Executive team. In this role, you will make a crucial contribution to our operations by ensuring that processes and communications are carried out efficiently.

What will this role involve?

Key responsibilities of this role will involve:

Preparing and editing presentations for key stakeholders internally and externally, board members and investors.

Taking ownership of investigating high level customer complaints on behalf of the Managing Director and liaising with various departments to manage the most effective way to provide resolution for the customer.

This may involve liaising directly with the customer via letter, telephone or face to face and/or briefing the Managing Director in advance of them meeting/speaking with the customer.

Ensuring the Managing Director is fully briefed ahead of key meetings and has the relevant information and context required.

Project managing any required actions with stakeholders and teams in the business.

Complex diary and mailbox management, ensuring that time is planned and managed to enable maximum effectiveness and productivity.

Regular liaison with other Executive lead team members, senior managers and PAs across Thames Water and with key external partners and stakeholders.

What are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail alongside first class organisational skills having gained experience working within a similar role supporting senior management. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and ideally have experience liaising with high profile customer complaints. You will be self-reliant with the ability to work under your own initiative, a high level of professionalism, pro-active and outstanding communication skills. You must be fully competent with using the Microsoft suite and ideally experience of using various Company IT systems, including SAP. The ability to handle pressure and changing priorities is essential.

Thames Water information and salary details

You will be primarily based in our headquarters in Reading but may be required to travel within the Thames Water regional. We are flexible on working hours and will consider both full time and part time hours. We are offering a salary between 34,000.00 – 38,000.00 depending on skills and experience. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 27/06/2018.