Executive PA

Short Job Description: 

6-Month maternity cover fixed duration contract to start in May 2021.  Company with international footprint requires the services of an Executive PA to the MD. This is a full-time role but as the MD travels regularly, there will be days where you only need to work 5 hours per day, leaving you with some flexibility.  

Where will the person be based? (Town/Suburb/work-from-home/remote): 
Work from Home during lockdown, then from Cape Town CBD, in office
Select which one of these best describes the role: 
Full time - with flexibility
Main area of expertise required: 
Personal Assistants
List of required computer software skills: 
MS Office with advanced Powerpoint knowledge
Estimated hours: 
5 - 9 hours
Remuneration in ZAR: 
R25 000 - R30 000
Remuneration term: 
Job posting date: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Full Job Description: 

Essential Requirements:

  • Exposure at EXCO level as a Personal or Executive Assistant - at least 10 years' experience in corporate environment
  • Exposure to working with international stakeholders and blue-chip companies
  • Understanding of the importance of attention to decorum and protocol surrounding presentations, communications and liaison with international stakeholders
  • Excellent PowerPoint skills - must be very adept at creating a professional animated presentation
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • The environment is very friendly, but the work is of very high compliance in nature due to the high risks associated with their Operations.  As such, the person would need to be a perfectionist, striving for zero error
  • Must have a strong ability to organise and control the activities of an MD - be the 'right hand' to the MD, who needs to be supported by scheduling her activities
  • Will suit someone who is curious, eager to learn, high intelligence complemented by high emotional quotient
  • Would suit a person who is very professional and loves controlling tasks and priorities
  • Day to day tasks include diary management, travel arrangements, compiling presentations, taking minutes at EXCO meetings, international stakeholder liaison


Application process:
Before applying check that your CV is comprehensive and that the roles and responsibilities demonstrate your capabilities and experience rather than a list of tasks. Always write in full sentences. You have up to 12 places of previous employment to demonstrate your skills, use as many as you feel are required but always include more than one. Write a motivational email explaining why you should be considered for the role. The motivational email will be seen before the CV and is submitted to the client with the CV. If you have not heard back within 14-21 days please assume the application was not successful.

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