Executive Assistant

Central Operations

Ref: 1655Friday 5 August 2022

Up to £40k + benefits



Every employer is not the same and who you work for and what that environment looks like is the difference between any job and a great job.  Newbury Building Society is different, here are just a few of the reasons why:   

  • The business is mutual - owned by the people who choose this business for their borrowing and saving needs
  • The customer is at the heart of everything, ensuring a consistently first-class experience for new and existing customers  
  • There is a commitment to support the personal development of all employees
  • Strong local charity and community partnerships are developed
  • An industry leader, being the recent winner in the category of “Best Building Society” at the British Bank Awards


The Executive Assistant role:


Are you a strong administrator with experience of providing strategic support at senior executive level?  If you are a highly organised problem solver, with the ability to work with a high level of autonomy, discretion and initiative, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you.  Newbury Building Society are looking for an Executive Assistant to provide high quality, tactical and strategic administrative support for the CEO and Directors.


Key responsibilities of the Executive Assistant include:


  • Building strong relationships with key stakeholders, acting as a point of contact for the CEO, Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors
  • Taking accountability for the rolling agenda, outstanding actions and associated papers of Boards and Committees
  • Compiling data and preparing, editing and proof-reading
  • Proactively planning and preparing for meetings, including agenda and logistics, preparation of materials and recording of minutes and actions, where required
  • Attending meetings where required to capture, drive and track actions
  • Design of ad hoc strategic events and relevant strategic research to present to Exec Directors
  • Email management for the CEO
  • Manage the PA and provide support with calendar and diary management, and general admin support to help the Chief Executive and Executive Directors make best use of their time.


Essential criteria for the Executive Assistant role:


  • Experience of providing forward-thinking administrative support at senior executive level.
  • Proven experience of working with internal and/or external, customers to ensure the highest quality service experience
  • Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent skill in Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Microsoft Teams


This is a great opportunity for someone to run and manage a small executive support function.  We currently have a hybrid working policy in place, up to 3 days a week on average WFH but with flexibility over your own diary.  However, in providing support to the Executive Team you will be required to attend the office for regular meetings and sometimes at short notice so it is important that you live within a commutable distance of Newbury.  The role can be done on either a full or part time basis, down to a minimum of 28hrs and working across at least 4 days of the week.