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With exclusive luxury goods and world-class customer service, Selfridges delivers an experience that’s second to none. Maintaining such magnificence takes real dedication. So needless to say, our Directors of Department are under considerable pressure. As their Personal Assistant, you’ll play a key part in the smooth running of the business – providing unparalleled support that will help to reinforce our reputation for excellence.
KNOW THE ROLE
Joining our inspiring leaders, you will take charge of all day-to-day operations in the office. You will ensure that all key administrative tasks are executed to the highest of standards, this includes coordinating presentations, scheduling meetings, arranging travel and dairies as well as sorting the mail and filing. Due to the high profile nature of this opportunity, it is essential that you have excellent communication and organisation skills as you will be the first point of contact for the Directors. You will be proactive in identifying and resolving all health and safety risks and IT issues in the office. You will play a key role in supporting the control of expenditure and will liaise with board level members and key stakeholders on a regular basis. So as to ensure Selfridges maintains its world-class reputation and environment, you will ensure each of the three directors has the highest level of support to perform their key roles within the business.
KNOW WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
An experienced and forward-thinking PA, you have excellent organisation and communication skills. You are comfortable managing many projects at once. You are positively challenged by working in a fast-paced, demanding environment at a senior level and as such, you have honed your resilience, flexibility and outstanding organisational capabilities so as to further progress your career with an iconic brand. You have keen attention to detail and can effectively maintain a calm disposition under pressure, whilst ensuring that you are representing the brand in the highest professional manner at all times.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
Extraordinary experiences are not only for customers, but team members too. We offer all team members the chance to be a part of something unique where they can enjoy careers that provide inspiring experiences, exciting challenges and great benefits.
They also know that Selfridges is committed to developing its talent, which allows for a wide scope of amazing opportunities as the business continues to grow. Whether you are a Values Ambassador, Green Warrior, a member of the Work it Lab or you get your fix for fashion by taking part in our internal shows, there are many ways to show and develop your talent.
Living our Values is essential to the way we work day to day, encouraging greater social responsibility amongst our team members. From our Project Ocean campaign to Bright Young Things, we are focused on a long term approach to sustainability by buying better and inspiring change.
This role’s key benefits includes 35 days holiday including bank holidays, potential for performance related bonus, subsidised gym membership offer, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, pension contribution and not to mention a generous staff discount!
THE SELFRIDGES STORY
Selfridges is a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other. The story began when Harry Gordon Selfridge first arrived in London from Chicago in 1906 with his heart set on opening his dream store. With his revolutionary understanding of publicity and the theatre of retail, Selfridges Oxford Street opened its doors for the first time in 1909. The founder’s spirit of innovation and creativity lives on through its owners today. Since 2003, W. Galen Weston and his family have owned and operated the business, which now includes two stores in Manchester, one in Birmingham, plus selfridges.com and the Selfridges App which both deliver to over 130 countries. In 2016 Selfridges was the first ever store to be awarded the title of ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. For an unprecedented three consecutive occasions in a row (2010, 2012 & 2014) Selfridges also won the coveted ‘Best Department Store in the World’ award, underlining its place at the forefront of retail.