Our approach to transforming industries has always been the same. We identify high growth sectors, typically undergoing some market, technology or regulatory discontinuity, and look to build scalable platforms that satisfy a real customer need. We aim to build profitable companies, with sustainable business models.
Are you curious, excited by experimentation and always looking for a better way of doing things?
Do you want to keep learning and developing whilst getting hands-on, entrepreneurial, business building experience?
Do you want to have the opportunity to experience first-hand the fast-paced nature of the start-up environment while providing 1-1 project management support to an Executive?
If so, we would love to hear from you!
We are looking to hire high-energy, entrepreneurial and value-adding talent to join Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s most successful venture builder to provide 1-1 support to one of the Senior Executives behind the success of BC!
Blenheim Chalcot is one of the leading venture builders in the world. Headquartered in London from our flagship White City Scale Space campus, we have been building exciting and disruptive businesses for over 20 years. Blenheim Chalcot is responsible for building some of the most innovative companies in the UK and increasingly around the world – with significant operations in India and the US, as well as emerging operations in South Africa and Southeast Asia.
Our ventures are at the forefront of a multitude of industries being disrupted by digital including FinTech, EdTech, GovTech, Media, Sport, Charity and more. Our portfolio has been conceived and launched by us and employ over 3,000 employees. Our assets under management stand at more than £1.8bn and total portfolio sales is over £500 million.
Our team, Venture Builder Services (VBS), exists to support our ventures to be successful quickly, sustainably and with access to the best practice tools, solutions, and expertise. We provide a range of services to help new business get off the ground, including technology, growth (marketing and sales), talent, HR, finance, legal and tax.
IMPACT BEYOND PROFIT
15% of our partnerships and ventures are charities. These include the British Asian Trust, BabyZone and Onside Youth Zones. In the same way that we support our ventures, our Partners provide direct hands-on support to these charities by being active board members and offering expert advice.
Honesty and integrity – trustworthy
Resilience – keeps going when the going gets tough, remains optimistic in the face of challenges, open to feedback and willingness to change and experiment
Team work – is collaborative and supportive, elevating and developing others to deliver results
Innovation – restless to improve, challenges how to make things better
Deliver results – keeps promises, drives to achieve, commitment to high quality work
People awareness – collaborative and supportive, respectful
Commercial awareness – looks for best value solutions for the business, understand costs / revenues, spends money wisely
We are seeking a Personal Assistant to provide outstanding 1:1 project managemnet support to one of our Senior Executives. Working closely with the existing EA’s, you’ll be an integral part at the heart of BC. The Executive has a wide variety of business, charity and social interests, and needs someone who has superb organisational and project management skills who can keep up with the pace of the role.
Depending on the project, you will need to be comfortable doing the following:
Sole responsibility for managing a complex set of projects.
Administrative duties including but not limited to travel coordination, creating itineraries, property management, vehicle management.
Working closely with our charities on events and initiatives.
Liaising both internally and externally with key stakeholders, including a high volume of coordination with existing EA’s.
As with this type of role, ad hoc tasks as required!
The ideal candidate will have a track-record in delivering results in a fast-moving business and hence be comfortable with change and uncertainty. Excellent stakeholder management experience is essential to being successful in this role.
The Ideal Candidate
1+ years’ experience in any field
Strong MS Outlook/Word/Powerpoint skills
Excellent written and verbal English
Highly organised and systematic
Able to troubleshoot issues before they become problematic, and proactively anticipate priorities
Ability to exercise discreetness around sensitive and business issues
Supreme efficiency and attention to detail with the ability to adeptly multi-task
Patience, tenacity and flexibility, with a calm and collected nature
Self-initiative – solution driven and able to think quickly on your feet
Ideally a past record of organising events, but not essential
Having the tenacity to ensure tasks are seen through to completion
An excellent memory for names/faces/dates
“No task too small” attitude, happy to get stuck in and get things done
Ability to build positive working relationships and work well with colleagues and stakeholders at all seniorities
The candidate must hold a full drivers license
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
Be part of the UK’s leading digital venture builder
Have the opportunity to be a part of and learn from the incredible talent in BC
Be exposed to the right mix of challenges, within a culture that promotes continuous learning and development
A fun and open, if a little cricket obsessed, atmosphere
25 days of paid holidays + your birthday off
Life Assurance (4 x annual salary), Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme
Flexible Benefits: Private Medical and Dental, Gym Subsidiaries
We have a rigorous recruitment process, which we use for all our roles to ensure we attract the very best talent.
Blenheim Chalcot is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is one of our core values, thus making it core to our business. We strive to maximise the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from everyone. We encourage diversity through perspective, background, identity, and thought whilst also fostering an environment where everyone can express themselves regardless of your race, religion, sex, gender, colour, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristic. We are committed to continuing to nurture an inclusive environment and building a diverse workforce.
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