Business Assistant


£35000 - £50000 per annum
Ref: 084105353  Date Posted:  07/03/2019
We are seeking a pioneering, proactive and passionate Business Assistant, for a unique role with immense purpose and progression.

An incredible opportunity has arisen to join a revolutionary life science start-up and be a part of something truly innovative.

Currently a team of 8, as a Business Assistant you will be joining a small team of highly inspiring entrepreneurs. You will be hugely enthusiastic about the chance to get involved in all aspects of the business; from arranging high level meetings and getting involved in corporate governance to handling investor relations and social media. You will have a natural curiousity and appetite to go above and beyond in every aspect of your role.

The company has recently had a significant injection of investment, helping towards their ground-breaking research that has global implications for medicine.

Due to their success, the founder are now looking for somebody who matches their drive and determination and can help support them with operations, allowing them time to execute strategies.

The Directors themselves are utterly inspiring, very hands on and passionate about this project. With a non-hierarchical approach to the business. The team all work together to ensure success, valuing and respecting each other’s input and effort on a daily basis.

As this will be a fast growing start up, duties will be constantly growing and changing, there aren't really limitations to what you could be involved with. The Business Assistant will be flexible and adaptable in their approach to the role.

Duties could include:

- Diary and meeting management for 2 Directors and wider team of remote professionals…always having knowledge of meetings, activities and objectives ahead.
- Manage and respond to external queries; investors, media and prospective employees.
- Inbox management; flagging important emails to Executives, responding and filing.
- Full management of travel inclusive of clients travelling to London; booking hotels, sourcing the best restaurants, visas and transfers.
- Implementing the business and company infrastructure inclusive of IT and office suppliers
- Manage the office relocation in full; interior, suppliers, IT and budgets.
- Liaising with legal professionals and the general counsel, ensuring contracts, agreements, records and documents are signed and filed accurately at all times. Discretion and confidentiality is key!
- Working closely with the Finance Manager to ensure that the firm are operating in a cost effective manner with all budgets being adhered to.
- Investor relations; writing updates every quarter, maintaining website and social media channels.
- HR assistance; researching and creating a benefits package for the business, record sickness and holiday requests and respond to job queries accordingly.
- General office management and administration.

You will:

- Have a genuine interest and passion for life sciences
- Show a willingness to get involved in everything with no question; deciding which brand of water is stocked in the office, to liaising with investors, to tidying the office, to working with the General Counsel ensuring contracts and the legalities of the business are accurate….nothing will be too much trouble.
- You will be extremely proactive and will be a self-starter, taking action and making decisions

Successful candidates will be contacted within 5 working days.

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