London (On-site)
£31,000 - £33,000 per annum dependent on experience, plus benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Personal Assistant to the CEO and SMT

You will provide comprehensive, confidential and high-quality secretarial and administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and members of the Senior Management Team, working with the Governance Manager and the CEO Office to proactively manage the sourcing and processing of information of a highly complex and sensitive nature. Where appropriate, you will liaise and work with other members of the team.

You will also be responsible for the robust management of the CEO’s diary, quality assuring briefing material, ensuring that all matters relating to the CEO Office activities are appropriately escalated and managed to ensure successful delivery. You will manage the time of the CEO in a way that ensures visibility across the Society and beyond, and which helps to support meeting agendas, ensuring that the CEO is fully prepared for the meetings with all necessary documentation provided.

Personal Assistant to the CEO and SMT Responsibilities:

Executive Support

• Conserve the CEO’s time through delegated authority for decision making in line with the Society’s policies and procedures; routing correspondence; drafting documents and collecting and analysing information
• Undertake the day-to-day running of the CEO’s Office ensuring maximum efficiency with all tasks completed on time to the required standard
• Manage and coordinate the CEO’s activities and workload and provide continuous improvement that embraces the Society’s priorities and initiatives
• Maintain strong communication and working relationships across the business and liaise with key staff and organisations on behalf of the CEO, including meeting and greeting guests and ISUOG’s new starters in the office environment
• Organise domestic and global travel and accommodation / venue bookings, relevant to the role, with complete itinerary planning, including last minute changes;
• Work closely with the Governance Manager and provide ad-hoc support with regards to the Board of Trustees and Committees

Business Administration

• Manage and maintain the CEO’s diary and email account, appointments and documentation on a day-to day basis;
• Proactively and independently manage all incoming and outgoing emails of the CEO ensuring appropriate distribution and follow-up action as required; highlight urgent correspondence and use autonomous judgment and initiative to respond to communications and draft non-standard responses on behalf of the CEO;
• Organise inbound emails into the appropriate folders and any relevant information to be copied into the correct file on the shared drive;
• Create and maintain filing system(s) and procedures that support the CEO Office, making maximum use of technology to support the smooth running of the office;
• Conduct weekly diary meetings with the CEO to discuss upcoming engagements, invitations and other requests;
• Ensure the CEO is fully briefed on and prepared for any business activities with a sufficient notice;
• Coordinate busy and complex diaries and schedule on behalf of the CEO both internal and external meetings and conference calls, including regular one-to-one meetings with direct reports and team meetings ensuring the best use of time;
• Provide business support to a range of meetings to ensure the effective governance and delivery of the business, including coordinating agendas, preparing presentations and recording meetings;
• Act as a note taker in meetings as required, exercise sound judgment when taking and finalising minutes from the meetings, ensuring that the key business decisions are accurately recorded and progress is followed up accordingly;
• Draft reports for various meetings on behalf of the CEO;
• Provide support to the members of the Senior Management Team as and when needed;
• Provide general administrative duties, including filing, printing, proof reading and formatting documents to a high quality;
• Support the CEO Office in basic troubleshooting of ICT related issues;

Personal Assistant to the CEO and SMT Requirements:


• Good first degree or equivalent
• Previous PA / EA experience (min. 3 years)
• Experience of diary management, scheduling & meeting organisation
• Demonstrable experience of improving the capacity and efficiency of C-suite and senior managers
• Experience of scheduling and hosting meetings, preparing agendas / supporting materials and minute / note taking
• Experience of working in an office environment
• Broad and deep working experience and knowledge of office administration processes;
• Customer service & relationship management
• Report writing and proof reading skills
• Excellent Microsoft Office and document presentation skills
• Exceptional organising and prioritising skills to deal with own and CEO’s workload;
• Accuracy and attention to detail;
• Strong communication skills both verbal and written (across cultures / professional backgrounds);
• Fluent level of English;


• Further business administration qualification or office management / system skills / courses
• Experience of working in charitable companies or membership organisations
• Experience of working with medical professionals
• Experience of working with individuals outside the UK and across time zones
• Experience of organising Global travel and itineraries
• Advanced knowledge of Word / Excel / Outlook / PowerPoint / Adobe suite;
• Competency in using social media to further the aims of the organisation;
• Research and analytical skills;
• Foreign languages

About The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG):

The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) is a highly respected professional membership organisation across 140 countries comprised primarily of clinicians who are ultrasound experts in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. The Society includes obstetricians and gynaecologists, trainees, medical doctors, scientists, sonographers, midwives and other health professionals who work to advance women’s health and well-being globally. Our mission is to improve women’s health through the provision, advancement and dissemination of the highest quality education, standards and research information around ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology. This is achieved through education and training, programmatic initiatives and advocacy.

Location: This role is based from ISUOG House, 122 Freston Road, London, W10 6TR. From 1st September 2021, a hybrid working arrangement is in place, subject to review after one year. The post holder must work from ISUOG House for a minimum of two days each week, subject to any COVID restrictions in place.

Job type: Permanent, 5 days (37.5 hours) per week

Salary: £31,000 - £33,000 per annum dependent on experience, plus benefits

Benefits include: 20 days’ annual leave per annum plus eight Bank/Public holidays (rising by one day per year for every complete year of service, up to an additional five days), together with three additional days over Christmas and New Year; 4% (matched) employer pension, rising to 6% on successful completion of probation; Employee Assistance Program; Season ticket loan scheme

We are an equal opportunities employer; and are proud to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.

Please submit your application, CV and covering letter as soon as possible; we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

For further details or if you have any queries, please visit our website.

Closing date: 6 February 2022

You may have experience of the following: PA, Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant, PA to CEO, etc.

Ref: 106 407
Posted on: 20 January 2022
Closed date: 06 February 2022 at 00:00
Job ref: 106407
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