ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

  • Job Reference: 2418
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2018
  • Location: Liverpool
  • Salary: £47,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Nick Everard
  • Email: n.everard@j1consulting.co.uk

Job Description

ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER - leading Investment Management company; c £50k base + generous corporate package; Liverpool based with some London / Regional travel.  This is a rare opportunity for a high grade former Officer to gain invaluable exposure to the detailed internal workings of an Investment Management firm by acting as Assistant to the Senior Executive who oversees all these aspects.  You are in Army parlance (though you can be from any service) a senior Captain or junior Major of either gender at the very top of your cohort: probably a former Adjutant or Ops Officer: you may have been a Junior Staff Officer (SO3) in a demanding role, or an Assistant Military Assistant (AMA), going up possibly to Military Assistant (MA) or high grade SO2 at the top end of the bracket, and you are likely to have some Staff training. Essentially this is a 'bag carrier' type role: you must exhibit basic qualities of Leadership; Organisational Skills; Drive; Ambition; Intellect and Focus, with strong interpersonal and influencing / relationship building qualities coupled with tact, persuasiveness and sensitivity.  You will be a strong communicator across the oral / written / presentational spectrum, discreet, flexible, and with the initiative to be able to anticipate the COO's needs / requirements.  You must be capable of establishing your own credibility swiftly within the organisation, and also sometimes externally: thus you will be 'good Ambassador' material - highly presentable, well mannered and articulate.  You must be available by the end of July at the very latest, and preferably before.  Any Financial Services knowledge / experience is pertinent, but this is not essential; it is personal qualities which are key at this stage, and appropriate training will be given to the selected applicant.  Apply with CV in Word and short covering letter outlining your fit to the role and earliest availability date to info@j1consulting.co.uk; deadline Tue 31 May, though early application may be advantageous.