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Executive Assistant, Hachette Children’s Group

What you’ll be doing

A great opportunity has arisen to join HCG as Executive Assistant to the CEO and Senior Management Team. Reporting to the CEO, you will have responsibility for senior-level administrative, events and PA support for members of the Senior Management Team, as directed and supported by the CEO, as well as the diary management and a variety of other confidential and organisational tasks for the CEO.

The successful candidate will be joining a goal-oriented, ambitious and energetic team in a growing area of the business and will be able to make a significant personal contribution to the life of the division and will gain a unique insight into both commercial and managerial issues.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will be highly organised, demonstrably proficient in Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel and easily able to adapt to using other systems.  They will be confident and articulate when communicating in person and in writing, easily able to manage the creation of presentations in multiple formats, chase responses and materials from colleagues at all levels and sensitive to issues of confidentiality and key business relationships both internal and external.

The Executive Assistant is expected to and will enjoy working independently and with a high level of autonomy while communicating the outputs of their work regularly, appropriately and accurately. The successful candidate must have previous experience in a similar role, not necessarily in book publishing, but some knowledge of and demonstrable interest in the broader creative industries will be useful.

This is not a suitable role for anyone seeking a first role in book publishing without proven previous office and administrative experience supporting a senior management role / senior team.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, delicious subsidized canteen food, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Hachette Children’s Group, a division of Hachette UK, publishes award-winning best-selling titles from board books for babies to young adult fiction as well as brilliant non-fiction books.

We are proud of the diverse, exciting range of authors and illustrators on our list who include Cressida Cowell, Onjali Rauf, JK Rowling, Dr Ranj, Jim Field, Akala and Matthew Syed.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000

Closing date: 22 July 2021

To apply, please click here.