We are currently recruiting for an Executive Assistant in Exeter.


Pay rate: PAYE £12.55 per hour/UMB £15.76 per hour.

Hours:  Full time (37.5hrs per week).

Contract duration: Temporary ongoing.



The Executive Assistant will support the Executive Directors. The ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a timely manner to meet tight deadlines is imperative. You will multitask, carefully plan, and manage competing priorities with the utmost discretion and diplomacy. You will engage with stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally. The EA’s of the Executive work as a team, providing support and cover for each other as necessary.



  • Develop an understanding of your directors’ priorities to support proactive, independent, and flexible management of complex diaries including meetings, visits, events and travel. You will ensure time is used efficiently and commitments are, where possible, arranged to allow a respite between demanding engagements. You will ensure supporting documents and preparation time is available ahead of engagements.
  • Arrange UK and International travel including rail, transfers, flights, hotels, and visas whilst adhering to Policy, Budget and Net Zero targets and process expenses on their return.
  • Support meetings and events by collaborating internally and externally to ensure the meeting/event runs seamlessly; sourcing venues, catering, accommodation, and any other resources required.
  • Proactively support your director with inbox management, bringing matters of urgency to their attention and assume full responsibility in their absence. You will sort and prioritise and act on their behalf where possible.
  • Develop knowledge of key stakeholders and build positive relationships to support effective engagement and identify when appropriate to manage, drive, lead, influence.


Essential Criteria: 

  • Ability to build and manage effective relationships with partners and stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate with people in a friendly and courteous manner in person and over telephone, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues and external parties.
  • Use of IT – good level of skill in word and email. Competency in Outlook and Office 365 is essential.


Apply online or contact Terri O’Keefe on 07879 585551. You can also email terri@peelsolutions.co.uk  for more information on this role.

Job Category: Business Services
Job Type: Temporary
Job Location: Devon

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