Executive assistant jobs London

We are leaders in the field of executive assistant (EA) recruitment in London and beyond thanks to our consistently high levels of service.

Our team of experienced Consultants has a strong and vast network of high-level EAs in London, which allows us to provide an excellent service to all our clients seeking to fill their next support vacancy.

We have access to an extensive assortment of EA positions in a vast and diverse mix of industries and sectors, including:

  • Startups and tech companies
  • Global investment firms and asset management
  • Higher education
  • Creative industry

Whether you are an experienced EA who has years of experience under your belt or you are a PA looking for an opportunity with a role that will take your career to the next level, we're confident we can assist you with your search.

How We Find The Best Match For EA Roles

Our team of experienced recruitment Consultants demonstrates emotional intelligence, and an ability to dig deeper than the job brief to get the perfect match for both candidate and client.

Being a small team we are focused on providing time and interest in all our EA candidates in order to place them in the right position. We carry out interviews and client briefings, which allow us to gain a full understanding of the job brief so we can perfectly match clients and candidates.

We offer a professional approach to recruiting Executive Assistants in both temporary and permanent roles in central London, with the aim of creating a lasting and positive relationship between ourselves and both Candidates and Clients alike. We are thrilled to share that EAs that have been placed by us in the past often return to us for advice or just a catch-up, knowing that they can rely on us for impartial and knowledgeable advice.

We are delighted to work with, and know our EAs throughout their careers, and have curated the Links platform for our PAs and EAs to access our Bain and Gray market insights, events, podcasts, directory, and much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

An executive assistant typically works with executive leaders within a company, board level and director level, to handle all the executive's administrative needs for example scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, and replying to correspondence as necessary.

Executive assistants are often left to manage their boss's in box, and to act as gatekeeper, to maximise the time spent on important business matters. Often executive assistants prepare all the documentation, research and board packs for meetings, and will potentially minute meetings to follow up.

Diary management and travel arrangements are often a large part of the role, with experience of last minute changes and working across time zones as part of this.

Links at Bain and Gray is a good source of further information with podcasts and insights into the executive assistant role from those that have done it.

As a Bain and Gray EA Candidate we aim to make sure you hear about the best jobs for you. This is coupled with our expertise and advice, as well as guiding you through every stage of your job search.

We will support you throughout the job search and offer our guidance and recruitment expertise on everything from:

  • interview preparation and process

  • what to wear for an interview

  • what to expect from your interviewer and how to manage tricky questions

  • competency based questions and how to answer them

  • follow up after the interview and what comes next

  • negotiating at the offer stage and managing the process for the best outcome

  • advice on salary, benefits and bonus so you know what you can reach for

  • advice handing in your notice and reference checking

We offer advice and market insight so you have all that you need to secure the role you want.

We will advise on market conditions and the current salary expectations when you register with us, so you have a clear idea of what you can get. We can also give you current bonus and benefit packages available, so you understand the full scope of what is competitive and suitable for you.

By the nature of our business we have the most up to date and current knowledge on the market. We are constantly reviewing and analysing the market conditions, and release a bi-annual salary survey and market insights to guide both our Candidate and our Clients.

If you have any questions or need further advice always reach out to your Consultant.

Our Consultants are experienced in the EA and PA recruitment field and can advise on getting an executive assistant (EA) job.

EAs are exceptional people managers, organisers and communicators. If you have these skills it may well be a good career choice for you. We can also advise and recommend skills training where we feel it will benefit you. This can be as simple as short courses to brush up your IT skills or one year diplomas for a full business diploma.

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Stay in touch with your Consultant you registered with as regularly as you need to either by phone or email, whatever suits you best.

Your Consultant will keep in touch with you on a regular basis with jobs, updates and check in calls. Crucially it is important you update us of any changes or developments in your career journey or job search, so we can stay fully informed of your circumstances and make sure you are hearing about the right job vacancies and opportunities.

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An executive assistant job can be extremely rewarding and is often a long term career choice for many.

Links at Bain and Gray is a unique platform for all things related to the business support community. We interview industry experts, PAs and EAs for their insights and experience, we hold events, podcasts and have up to date market and lifestyle blogs and interviews; and if that wasn’t enough we have a carefully curated directory, all for our Bain and Gray business community.

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