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Personal Assistant to Creative Director

The Role

Nicola Harding & Co is looking for a bright and capable Personal Assistant. Reporting into the Founder and Creative Director of this vibrant West London design studio, you will provide full PA support in all her day-to-day activities including support with social media channels.

About us

Nicola Harding & Co is a recognised authority on creating liveable, soulful places, characterised by colour, attention to detail and an eclectic mix of found items. We are a friendly, dynamic team working in a stimulating, open plan, studio environment. We take great care to look after each member of the team and to promote their professional development.

As an equal opportunities employer, Nicola Harding & Co is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage or civil partnership. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join our team. We are committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We believe diversity encourages creativity and base our employment decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attend key internal and external meetings as requested, take minutes and circulate to attendees
  • Diary planning and management
  • Travel management including booking business and personal travel
  • Assist with creating and posting social media content and responding to messages
  • Expenses management
  • Tracking project-related hours and recording them daily/weekly in timesheets
  • Inbox management
  • Proactive management of all communications
  • Event planning and arrangements – liaising with catering, photographers and invitations
  • Responding to 1-2-1 Consultation enquiries and bookings
  • Mangement of NH&Co studio workshops – ensuring the smooth running of the day
  • Personal admin – buying presents, etc.

What we’re looking for

You will be a bright and highly motivated graduate, able to demonstrate exceptional organisational, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. We are looking for someone reliable, discreet and professional, who can consistently deliver high-quality work. You will have good judgment, diplomacy, and tact in handling sensitive situations and be skilled at maintaining the professional image that befits our Studio culture.

Experience & Qualifications Required

  • University graduate
  • IT literate and comfortable with IT systems. Proficient in working with Microsoft applications, including Outlook, calendar tools, project management software, and other tools that help streamline work and enhance productivity.
  • Previous experience working for a senior leader is essential
  • Previous experience working within the creative sector is preferred
  • Previous P.A. experience is preferred
  • Previous experience of working within an owner-led/family-run business

    Skills Required

    • High intellect with the ability to apply common sense and use good judgement
    • Adaptable and flexible to change
    • Excellent problem-solving skills. Think critically, analyse situations, and find practical solutions to challenges that may arise. Resourceful and creative in finding innovative ways to overcome obstacles
    • Proactive and confident in taking the initiative
    • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Excellent communication and social skills

    What we offer

    • Competitive salary (C. £30,000 p.a.)
    • 24 days’ holiday per year plus additional days for length of service
    • Private health insurance and Employee Assistance Program
    • Hybrid working (from both home and Studio)
    • Reduced summer working hours
    • Strong focus on providing professional and personal training and development opportunities
    • Vibrant dog-friendly studio in great location on fun street with excellent transport links
    • Friendly, social team with fun and engaging events hosted regularly

    To apply for this role, please send your CV to us at careers@nicolaharding.com or use the form below.

    Important: please also include a cover letter with a paragraph explaining what appeals to you about working in the creative sector and an example of when you’ve overcome a challenge when under pressure. 

    Deadline for applications: Monday 24 June 2024

    Apply for our listed roles here with your CV & portfolio and a covering letter telling us about yourself.

    We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, curious and talented individuals to join our team. If this sounds like you and there are no roles listed to apply for, please get in touch anyway, with your CV, Portfolio & a covering letter.

    Nicola Harding & Co

    About Nicola Harding & Co.

    Nicola Harding & Co is a London-based interior design studio that creates places, not spaces. Rich in atmosphere, our interiors are refined yet reassuringly familiar. At the heart of our work is Nicola’s unique ability to create a sense of place, that peculiar alchemy that gives a space a soul.

    About Nicola Harding & Co