Personal Assistant – Peterborough

Job Type: Permanent Location: Peterborough

Our Peterborough office is seeking a highly experienced Personal Assistant to provide a professional, flexible and high standard of support to Partners and their teams across the business.

To ensure the provision of a first-class PA service to a defined number of Partners and their teams within the relevant office.

Reporting to the Executive Assistant/Office Manager, responsibilities will include.

Complex diary management for Partners to include arranging meetings and video conference calls, booking meeting rooms and required refreshments. Minute taking (as required).

  • Submission of expense claims.
  • Booking travel, organising trip itineraries and logistics.
  • E-mail management on behalf of Partners (if required)
  • Liaising with clients and others in a professional and polite manner, following up on any agreed actions.

The team

This role will be part of the wider Business Support Team and will report into the Executive Assistant/Office Manager.


We are looking for the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Excellent organisational skills – the ability to take responsibility for own tasks and prioritise work in a calm and efficient manner.
  • Well-developed time management skills – the ability to work to tight deadlines while maintaining a high standard of accuracy.
  • Able to manage expectations and provide realistic timelines for delivery.
  • Ensures work is delegated or handed over to ensure timely completion.
  • Able to work pro-actively to find ways of making fee earner lives easier.
  • Well-developed communication skills – the ability to communicate in a confident and professional manner at all levels.
  • Demonstrate proactivity and the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Understands the deadlines of others and is able to work flexibly around peak periods.
  • The ability to adapt working styles to individuals’ ways of working.
  • Maintain high levels of confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Reliable with a strong work ethic and a ‘can-do’ approach.
  • Acts as a positive role model at all times.
  • High levels of IT literacy in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fast and accurate keyboard skills with excellent attention to detail, use of language and grammar.
  • Previous experience of arranging client events and the confidence to play a pivotal role at such events is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience of working within a busy corporate environment is highly desirable.

Reward & Benefits

  • A 35-hour working week with flexibility around the core hours of 10am-4pm
  • Agile working policy giving you the option to work from home for up to 3 days per week.
  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu.
  • 25 days annual leave. After 5 years’ service, the entitlement will be increased by 1 day.
  • In addition, employees are entitled to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday a year
  • Contributory pension scheme (The firm will contribute 5% of salary on a matched basis with employee from their date of joining)
  • Life assurance cover of 4 x annual salary,
  • Working from home allowance of £25 a month.
  • Eligibility for the firm’s Profit-Sharing Plan that runs from October to September each year. The scheme enables staff to share in the profits of the firm. Payment is usually c£1,000. Paid in December.
  • New client referral scheme. Members of staff introducing a new client to the firm, have the potential to receive a referral payment of up to 10% of the first year’s total fees.
  • Access to a number of additional benefits with preferential rates under the flexible benefit programme, health cash plans, health screening/GP support, critical illness cover, dental and travel insurance, Techscheme, Cyclescheme, Gymflex and a Workplace ISA.