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Personal Assistant (Fixed Term)

Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
£30,000 - £33,000
Start date from: December 1st 2023

Personal Assistant (Fixed Term)

The details


Newton is looking for a bright, enthusiastic, and highly competent PA to support our leadership team and help build a high-class executive support function.

The role is a fixed term contract for a 12-14 month period, covering maternity leave and will be based in our Head Office in Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire. We are aiming for a December 2023 start date.

You will be joining a dedicated team of PAs who support the Leaders in our business and

provide them with a professional, seamless and proactive support function.

  • Working closely with the wider Executive Support function to provide effective support and increased value to multiple Senior Leaders.
  • Managing and maintaining multiple Senior Leaders’ diaries and emails
  • Coordinating and booking complex travel and accommodation requirements, and ensuring logistical arrangements are in place to meet those requirements
  • Scheduling internal and external meetings/events of varying sizes Senior Leaders (including appraisals, client reviews, project reviews, internal company development, board meetings, interviews, team meetings and third-party advisers)
  • Providing support at/on regular meetings/calls; minutes, action-taking and monitoring these
  • Preparing appropriate agendas/materials/briefing packs/updating meeting notes/PowerPoint presentations ahead of meetings
  • Organising and submitting expenses and timesheets
  • Providing holiday cover for other PAs
  • Driving and sharing best practice in the way we support Senior Leaders people across the business, enabling them to deliver the very best value to our clients


Newton maximises the potential of our people, whether in client-based consulting roles, or in support functions. The prospects for career and personal development in this role are no exception, with future possibilities in a wider remit across the PA team.

Supporting you starts from day one. Throughout your time at Newton, you’ll get support from several sources – from stretching projects, on-the-job feedback and developmental guidance from our leaders. You’ll attend our ‘Induction Training Camp’ and have a dedicated and consistent Development Manager to support your career progression. You’ll receive regular appraisals and annual pay reviews.

We offer a highly competitive salary and our generous benefits package includes Life Assurance, Income Protection, pension contributions and 25 days’ holiday.

Joining us also brings many social benefits! We have a full social calendar with Autumn and Spring activity days, Christmas events, 3-day Summer event and 4 Newton-sponsored weekends a year.


You’ll be a high calibre individual, with exceptional levels of personal drive and eagerness for personal development. An analytical mind coupled with strong communication skills and a positive attitude are essential to fit into the Newton culture.

The successful candidate will also have/be the following:

  • Demonstrable at least 2 year’s previous experience in an administration role supporting multiple people or projects
  • Experience of diary management, coordinating/booking and managing high volumes of activities. In particular, travel and accommodation.
  • Ability to think ahead and anticipate needs before they arise
  • Methodical coordination skills and logical thinking
  • Exceptional organisational skills: ability to multi-task and organise others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a team and enjoy being a team player
  • Calm under pressure, adaptable and responsive to ever-changing challenges and priorities
  • Excellent use of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A pleasure to work with – “can do – will do” attitude
  • Discretion and confidentiality guaranteed
  • Exceptional attention to detail and deadlines
  • Capability to filter information and assess priorities – always looking to bring additional value to our team
  • Ability to quickly learn new IT systems and processes to provide support to your colleagues
  • Experience working within a high-paced environment