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Chief of Staff
Wallingford, Oxfordshire

FRS-UK are recruiting for a high calibre Chief of Staff to support and guide key leaders as our client seeks further development in a rapidly changing technological, commercial and natural environment. This is a new role offering opportunity to make a difference. As with all our roles they offer flexible working arrangements, along with ongoing training and development opportunities and pride themselves on our collaborative, inclusive and supportive work environment.

About the role

Acting as a trusted advisor to the Chief Executive you will be a strategic partner that supports and enables the CEO and other Executives, with effective decision-making, project management, and execution of strategic initiatives across the Group. You will provide direct strategic support to the Chair, Chief Financial Officer and Group General Counsel. You will support the organisational, communication and responsibilities of the CEO to all stakeholders including, employees, leadership team members, clients, Group Board and Company Members to set and implement the Group Strategy.

Supporting the CEO and other key leaders in delivering and refining the group strategy over the short and long term will be a core part of your role, encompassing varied projects that deal with the challenges and opportunities that face the organisation to safe guard its sustainability.

About you

You may be qualified to degree level or equivalent, and must be able to demonstrate strategic awareness and analytical skills. Significant post-qualification experience of organizational development and transformation and in-depth professional knowledge acquired through experience is essential. Experience of organising and managing executive-level communications, presentations and Town Hall meetings is necessary as is a track record of strategy development, implement and review.

In addition you must demonstrate you are/have:

  • Confident and articulate with the credibility to persuade, influence and be diplomatic

  • Strong inter-personal skills and EQ with ability to work well in challenging commercial and technical environment

  • Experience working in-house in a fast-paced professional services company

  • Creative, problem-solver able to provide solution based support and adept at prevailing pressures for a business

  • Independent self-starter with strong problem-solving initiative

  • Resilient, highly motivated, with the ability to stay calm under pressure

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

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