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Personal Assistant to CISO/Head of Data Governance (12 Month FTC)

Division Close Brothers Central Functions - IT
Location London CP
Salary Competitive + Discretionary Bonus and Benefits
Mergefield Title {Mergefield Value}

This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.


As a Personal Assistant, the role holder is required to provide professional, proactive, and high-quality administrative support to Senior Leaders.

The role holder will need to be a self-starter, with a drive to understanding the business processes, which will enable them to anticipate needs, prioritise senior level time and effectively manage work schedules, diaries, travel, and correspondence. With access to confidential information, the role requires absolute discretion at all times.

There is a requirement to interact with a range of stakeholders so customer service skills are essential. The ability to organise, prioritise and multi-task are also key requirements for this role.

Please note, this role is an initial 12 month FTC.


  • Proactive diary management: arranging meetings and making travel arrangements, in addition to organising catering, room bookings and conference facilities
  • Basic inbox management - flagging and responding if needed and appropriate
  • Arranging and attending key offsites and events
  • Working in partnership with the Business Operations Managers in each leaders’ function, and those of adjoining functions
  • Onboarding new starters within your division
  • Ensuring the leader is well informed of upcoming meetings and papers are provided in sufficient time for preparation and review; keeping track of any actions for meetings
  • Liaising with vendors, raising purchase orders, processing expense claims, and training others on the relevant systems where required and in a timely manner
  • Supporting with management of holiday requests and updating sickness records within the HR people system on behalf of senior management
  • Placing stationery orders, organising desk plans including space booking for leaders and hybrid working arrangements, lockers and coordinating with facilities
  • Working closely with other PAs/EAs, providing additional support and cover where required


  • A demonstrable customer ethos
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of interacting with a wide variety of people in the workplace
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload
  • A focused attitude and the ability to work on own initiative
  • A pro-active approach
  • An excellent attention to detail
  • An ability to multi-task
  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Previous experience in a Personal Assistant role

We are an inclusive organisation and committed to ensuring our recruitment process is as accessible as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you need the job description or application form in an alternative format or would like to discuss the recruitment process with us, please email us at or request a call back.


For roles offering hybrid working: At Close Brothers we support employees to balance their work life priorities and in this role you will be able to enjoy a mixture of hybrid working.

Close Brothers is a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. At Close Brothers we provide financial support and advice to small businesses and individuals in the UK. Our purpose is to help the people and businesses of Britain thrive over the long term.

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Close Brothers is a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. We employ over 3,500 people, principally in the UK.

Close Brothers Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250.We remain focused on markets and services we know and understand, developing leading positions and unrivalled expertise. Our approach is prudent and considered enabling us to grow sustainably, through all market conditions, building confidence among our depositors and investors.

Our businesses have remained local as we continue to provide bespoke services, and developing long-term relationships ensuring our success in the future. We value our clients over everything else. What they do is important – they are the doers and makers of things, the wealth creators, the investors and the savers. We ensure our services meet their specific needs and invest to support them as they grow.

These principles, founded in our past but applied to the modern world today, represent what we describe as ‘modern merchant banking’ – values that are embedded in our culture and that underpin everything we do.

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Cycle to work scheme

Save As You Earn scheme

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