Executive Assistant

Posted Feb 14, 2024
Project ID: BCLYJP00041872
London, Hybrid
35 hrs/week
6 months
Payrate range

Location: London 

Length: 6 Months 

PAYE only

Overall purpose of the role

Barclays are looking for Executive Assistants or Personal assistants to provide full secretarial and administrative support for 2-3 senior bankers plus wider members of an Investment Banking team. We require an experienced Executive Assistant or Team Assistant who can juggle workload and enjoys being busy in a varied role. The right candidate will be working directly to support a team within the Investment Bank.  

Key Accountabilities:

The role holder will

  • Manage complex and detailed calendars

  • Strong attitude towards ownership of tasks

  • Screen incoming calls

  • Arrange and coordinate complex travel, including ensuring all business and compliance related approvals are in place

  • Proven experience interacting with senior management

  • Able to deal with people competently and confidently at all levels; builds strong relationships with clients and colleagues across the bank

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Work cooperatively with other assistants, in a positive partnership to support each other

  • Assist the team with tasks as required

Key Skills:

  • Able to plan and prioritise own workload, effective time management skills and accustomed to working to tight deadlines under pressure

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft office suite of products and ideally (but not required) have used Concur previously to process expenses

  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Deals with confidential and private information with integrity and sensitivity and demonstrates tact and good judgment in confidential situations

  • Investment Banking or Financial Services experience

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. It is diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Barclays businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by its service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.


Everything Barclays does is shaped by its five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. The Barclays values inform the foundations of its relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how Barclays measures and rewards the performance of colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.



Barclays aims to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to Barclays vision and goals.


Hybrid Working

Barclays is currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Barclays is flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. Barclays also has a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances


Your Benefits

As a contract employee of Randstad Sourceright, you’ll receive a wide range of financial and personal benefits. There’s enrolment in a pension plan (after 12 weeks on assignment) and holiday pay. You’ll also get 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme, designed to help you deal with any problems that could be affecting your home or work life. Plus, there’s discounts at heaps of high street shops, restaurants and entertainment - from Asda to Zizzi Italian restaurants. 

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