Personal Assistant to Chief Operating Officer (COO)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our West Midland’s based client in a key role supporting the COO as his Personal Assistant.  In this brand new role, you will be triaging emails, arranging meetings, managing a complex diary and an expert in ‘gatekeeping’.  This all-encompassing role will stretch and test your skills to the max in a fun and friendly team.

You will have supported at Director and Board level within your previous position and understand the challenges of delivering support in this role and be enthused by the pace of the working environment and the variety the role offers.

As Personal Assistant you will be:

  • Attending and minuting regular leadership meetings, directors’ meetings, and full Board meetings.
  • Ensuring efficient use of the COO’s time through pro-active diary management, in box management, and oversight of specific projects.
  • Producing complex and confidential documentation paying close attention to detail.
  • Planning and coordinating board and director meetings, department meetings – complex minutes, producing agendas and holding the attendees to account to deliver on promised tasks ahead of schedule.

You will have first class organisation and planning skills, be able to multitask and “plate spin” whilst remaining calm and professional.  There is also room for innovation and creativity within the role should you identify areas and system that could be improved.

You must demonstrate you are solution focused, positive and able to communicate and build effective working relationships both internally and externally.  You will have access to sensitive and confidential information so must possess high levels of diplomacy and emotional intelligence.  You are PA, diplomat, safe space, confidante, ally.

You must be able to respond to the ever-changing demands of the business   Working hours are 0830 – 1700 with the need to be flexible around these if necessary.

You will be joining a purposeful and expert team you will, of course, be fully supported as you transition into your new role.

In turn our client offers excellent salary and benefits.

If you’re looking for a new a challenging and exciting role, then please apply now.

Anne Corder Recruitment Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and as an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying you will be registered as a candidate with Anne Corder Recruitment Ltd, your personal data may be added to our database as part of the application process. Our privacy policy is available on our website ( and explains how we will use your data.  Your details will be reviewed by one of our Recruitment Partners and we will contact you again within 5 working days if your application is to be progressed further.




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Alex Smith

Recruitment Specialist

I’ve worked in recruitment for the same agency for over 12 years, covering finance, office support, construction, and engineering. Temp and perm. Previously, my line of work was within banking and estate agency.
Favourite food: “Curry (Hot)”
Favourite film: “Heat”

Outside of work

“Gym 5 days a week. Home life consists mostly of entertaining a 3 year old! (for clarification – my son)”

Alex on ACR

“Very refreshing to work for a recruitment agency that genuinely care for their candidates and clients”

T: 01733 235298

Sarah-Jane Bond

Recruitment Specialist

I have spent the majority of my career working in Operational and Project Management roles. I first worked with ACR about 25 years ago as a candidate. ACR secured me a role at RNIB, where I stayed for 15 years, finishing as Head of Operations. Recruitment has always been a big part of the roles I have undertaken and is something that I really enjoy. When you match a fantastic candidate with the right client there is no better feeling!
Favourite food: “Has to be any dish from the Mediterranean”
Favourite film: “There are many, love a chick flick, especially ‘The Holiday at Christmas”

Outside of work

“I love socialising with friends, can always squeeze a bit of retail therapy in around volunteering at Deeping Rangers FC, running their hospitality on match days.”

Sarah-Jane on ACR

“I couldn’t have been more delighted when Nel asked me to join the company and have felt at home since day one. They really do care about providing the best service for their clients and candidates, building genuine relationships with both. The team culture is second to none, everyone supporting and looking out for each other. It is a pleasure to come to work every day.”

T: 01733 235298

Emily Roach

Recruitment Specialist

Emily was a Primary School Teacher for 10 years, before moving into the EdTech space, as a Relationship Specialist for MATs. She joined ACR in July 2023 and particularly thrives when recruiting for Account Management, Customer Service and Sales roles.
Favourite food:
“Spag bol or pizza”
Favourite film:
“The Notebook – or any romantic chick flick really!”
Outside of work
“I have a 1-year-old, so love fun family weekends with my fiancé and son more than anything. Time socialising with friends and family is where I’m happiest.”
Emily on ACR
“The unique culture, values, and style at ACR is polar opposite to other recruitment agencies and what I believed recruitment was. Having previously been a Relationship Specialist, I feel I’m doing the same thing! No hard sell, we truly care about our candidates and clients, and the team culture is 2nd to none!”
T: 01733 235298

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