Junior Team Secretary

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Please note: We're all currently working remotely due to Covid-19. We hope to be back in the office later this year.

The prime function of this role is to provide first class secretarial support to at least three Partners, with additional general support duties across the wider Consulting and Business Support teams.

Working as part of a busy Business Support team, the role requires someone friendly, approachable, and confident who has great communication skills, and preferably used to working in a team environment and with other Business Support staff.  

This is a great opportunity to engage in full spectrum of activities, for someone who has the drive and desire to succeed. They will gain excellent business experience whilst also developing their knowledge and skills in a fast-moving environment.

Responsibility's include:

  • Diary management and travel / accommodation support – complex diary management for both internal and external clients including senior stakeholders across PA by liaising directly with their secretaries. International travel arrangements across multiple time zones and complying with visa requirements
  • Inbox management - monitoring incoming emails, actioning on the Partner’s behalf where necessary, and general gate keeping when needed
  • Support to client facing propositions and initiatives lead by the Partners you support - arranging internal team meetings, occasionally promoting external client events and preparing documents
  • Submission of Partner expenses on a weekly basis - ensuring these are submitted promptly complying with company policy
  • Time Management by managing and prioritising your workload accordingly

As well as 

  • Coordinating the new joiner process, updating leave requests, processing purchase orders, chasing on client value reviews, and other admin tasks
  • Provide ad-hoc cover for Business Support team members in times of absence when required
  • General support to the wider Consultant team on an ad-hoc basis



What we're looking for


  • ‘A’ level educated standard or equivalent
  • At least 2 years administration experience, preferably within a previous Consultancy environment

Skills / Personal Qualities:

  • Secretarial experience preferably in a large organisation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proactive with a commitment to quality and accuracy / attention to detail
  • Good, clear communicator
  • Proven planning and organisational skills with ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Calm when working under pressure
  • Good team player with flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Smartly presented, confident and assertive
  • Private medical insurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com

Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: Cambridge