PA to Premier Inn Operations Directors, Competitive Salary + up to 10% bonus + excellent benefits.
Based in Whitbread Court, Dunstable
The PA to Premier Inn Operations Directors will be a professional with a high level of customer service provided to both internal and external stakeholders. This role is an integral one and ensures clear, productive and prioritised plans are in place for the week, month, quarter and year ahead. This involves effective time and location management for individuals and groups of people, timely and appropriate response to email correspondence and accurate and prompt processing of sensitive data.
What you will be doing:
Proactive Diary Management: Organise and maintain diaries and liaise with the ODs on a regular basis to review diaries and requirements.
Logistics arrangement: Managing travel and accommodation requirements for Ops Directors.
Taking ownership of organising meetings for other members of the team on behalf of the Director: Working alongside other senior PAs and managers to ensure meetings are arranged to meet required deadlines. Act as the gatekeeper for regular meetings to ensure all relevant stakeholders are in attendance. Liaising with attendees and follow through with booking venue/ meetings room and equipment.
Reading, monitoring and occasionally responding to emails: Monitoring of emails, highlighting any urgent issues to ODs.
HR Payroll systems support: Processing people changes within the team - leavers, starters, position changes, salary changes, sickness leave, holiday leave.
Managing agenda and taking minutes: Attending/recording action points at offsite meetings if required. Bringing forward and preparing papers for meetings. Act as a note taker when requested.
Prepare presentations: Pull together data from various sources into slide decks for meetings.
Why we’d love you to apply:
The successful applicant will have at least 3 years previous experience as an Assistant at a senior level, the ability to be discrete, self-motivated and able to work quickly and efficiently. The ability to communicate and influence at all levels within the business and externally is crucial, as well as being able to work to tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
A bit about us:
At Whitbread, we are fully committed to growing legendary brands through building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead. Our winning teams delight customers so they come back time and time again which, along with our focus on everyday efficiency, drives profitable growth.
Every day our fantastic team members serve up great memories in our restaurants and wow guests through a great night’s sleep in our hotels. We pride ourselves on providing consistent quality and service. We’re continually innovating to meet our guests’ evolving needs whilst being committed to creating a great place to work for our team members.
Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn currently have over 750 hotels across the UK offering over 70,000 rooms. Our aim is to make this 85,000 by the end of 2020 and grow our international estate through the expansion of our Premier Inn hotels in Germany.
Our much loved restaurant brands include Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Whitbread Inns. Alongside these, our new propositions Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub are both growing at pace. We have over 420 restaurants across the UK offering the highest level of service.
We have recently celebrated our 275th anniversary when Samuel Whitbread founded our business on a set of principles and although our core business has changed over the years we stay true these with our values:
Genuine - we really care about customers
Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do
Committed - we work hard for each other
We are excited about what the future holds and would love you to join us on this exciting journey!
Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.
09 May 2019
23 May 2019