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Executive Assistant

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Job overview

Contract Type: Full time

We’re hiring for an Executive Assistant, to be based at our Head Office in Brighton, a stone’s throw from the train station. In this job you’ll use your first class organisational and communication abilities to provide excellent executive business support to two of our top team, based in Europe and the US. You’ll liaise with external clients and senior executives worldwide, arrange international travel arrangement and itineraries, and organise and prepare for key meetings/conference calls.

So why should I want the job?

It’s an opportunity to work for Study Group, the 2017 and 2018 Pathway Company of the Year*. We’re a very dynamic, agile organisation, and while working here is sometimes a challenge, it’s never dull! And you’ll be working closely with some of the most influential people in the organisation, in the heart of a great city.

What will the job actually involve?

Some of the things you’ll be doing:

  • Complex diary management in Outlook: scheduling meetings, sometimes at short notice across multiple time zones
  •  Providing administrative support including diary management, mail distribution, meeting/travel/function arrangements, expenses management, filing, photocopying, preparing minutes of meetings and PowerPoint presentations
  • Maintain the strictest confidentiality and security of conversations, documentation and files at all times
  • Assist with the preparation for offsite meetings
  • Ensure compliance to all policies, procedures, standard operating procedures and safe working practices, with recommendations for action and continuous improvement
  • Supporting the wider HR team.

What skills will I need for the job?

You’ll have substantial experience supporting senior executives (ideally more than one.) You’ll have exemplary diary and email management skills, and you’ll also be used to working with highly confidential information, able to apply the highest standards of discretion. And as mentioned earlier, life moves fast at Study Group, so you’ll need to be able to work at pace, with multiple priorities and stakeholders.

If you have experience of supporting a Human Resources function, then that’s great. But if you don’t, and you tick our other boxes, we’d still love to hear from you!

About Study Group

Study Group is one of the world’s largest international education and training organisations. Every year over 77,000 students from more than 170 countries choose to study with Study Group. We invest in international students’ futures and enhance their prospects by focusing on the way they learn as well as the qualifications they achieve.

Our ethos is best summed up by the phrase "Students First". The success and well-being of our students is at the heart of everything we do, and it's what drives us to excel.

Organisational Compliance

Study Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students, and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same dedication. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the role, including checks with past employers, an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and overseas criminal records if appropriate.

Study Group processes your information in line with data protection regulations. Please see our Candidate Privacy Policy.

How to apply

If you are interested in finding out more then please submit a CV on our jobs board and a member of the Recruitment Team will be in contact.

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.