Executive Personal Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: Exucative Personal Assistant
Location: Plymouth, UK
Compensation: £23,364.00 & Benefits
Role Type: Full time / 15 month FTC
Role ID: SF45329


Be where you matter

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Executive Personal Assistant at our Plymouth site.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility

Babcock International and Devonport

The Executive Personal Assistant role is based within our Devonport Royal Dockyard business area.

Working at Devonport puts the best of the Southwest at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.


The role

The difference our new Executive Personal Assistant will make


As a Executive Personal Assistant, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Working closely with our Executive Directors and their direct reports, you anticipate their needs to ensure that Babcock International's priorities are met.

Day to day, you'll pro-actively manage the Executive Team's diaries, co-ordinating schedules and calendars, balancing stakeholders' priorities - including providing travel itineraries for when directors are travelling. You will be communicating with Senior Stakeholders on a day-to-day basis, both internally and externally, tailoring your communication style to suit the situation. You will have the opportunity to manage small projects and provide information to suit. hold additional responsibilities such as co-ordinating and arranging travel itineraries.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.


Essential experience

* Have previous experience as a personal assistant.
* Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
* Experience in managing multiple stakeholders, with conflicting responsibilities.
* Maths and English GSCSE Grade C or equivalent.
* NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration or equivalent discipline.

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
* Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
* Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
* Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
* Employee share scheme - save tax and national insurance on shares, with 1 free share per 10 purchased
* Employee shopping savings portal
* Employment development allowance - £125 per year
* Payment of Professional Fees
* Reward and Recognition Scheme linked to Health and Safety
* Working from home and flexible work patterns
* Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
* Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
* Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International


For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.


Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.