Executive Assistant

An exciting opportunity to work side by side with Beam's Founder & CEO, recently awarded the Tech for Good Entrepreneur of the Year 2021.

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems by working with government, charities, social enterprises, tech startups and companies. And we’re growing fast.

We’re looking for an Executive Assistant to work hand in glove with our Founder & CEO, Alex Stephany. 

You’ll be working with an entrepreneur and joining a company that’s having a huge impact on people’s lives. It's a place where you can be yourself, learn from your teammates, and do work that’s truly fulfilling.

About the role

You’ll be working 1-1 in a close and trusting relationship with Alex, supporting him to focus on the work that only he can do. The role is for someone who loves variety, rapid troubleshooting and getting stuff done.

But this is not your average EA role. Alongside helping keep Alex and Beam organised, we’ll expect you to be a true partner and sounding board to him. 

You’ll be

  • Triaging and responding to emails on behalf of Alex 
  • Scheduling meetings, internally and externally
  • Planning the logistics of events, including our annual retreat
  • Sometimes helping with personal admin e.g. booking appointments
  • Writing notes during meetings and following up on action points
  • Supporting Alex with his fortnightly company presentation: ‘CEO Spotlight’ 
  • Helping Alex draft compelling social media posts 

You are

  • Famed (if not gently ribbed) for your superhuman organisational skills
  • Comfortable juggling and prioritising to-dos when things are super busy
  • An energetic people person, comfortable working with anyone and everyone
  • Great at getting things done in an efficient and pragmatic way
  • 100% trustworthy and keen to bring your true, open self to work
  • A concise and talented communicator in writing and in person

You’ll need

  • At least 3 years' experience working in an EA, Chief of Staff or operational role 
  • Experience working in a tech startup or fast-paced environment
  • Great written and verbal skills
  • Ideally, some experience with event planning

About Beam

We’re a team of 30+ working from our office in Shoreditch and at home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from the Queen!) and we’re rated as a top company to work for by Escape the City and The Dots.

We're committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here. We especially want to hear from ethnic minority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage.

63% of people we support come from ethnic minority backgrounds, 40% have mental health issues and 17% have disabilities. We believe we can serve these people best when we’re a diverse, inclusive team.

Our benefits

  • Highly competitive startup salary 
  • EMI-qualifying share options
  • Annual company retreat 
  • New laptop – choose between a MacBook Air or PC
  • £500 personal development budget
  • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs
  • Hundreds of perks, discounts and freebies from Perkbox
  • Free subscription to Calm meditation app
  • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme
  • Unlimited holiday (minimum 20 days)
  • We're currently working remotely and transitioning to a hybrid model of working from our Shoreditch office or at home. 

Application process

We have a four-stage interview process, giving you plenty of time to learn about Beam while we get to know you.

  1. 30-minute video call with our talent manager
  2. Timed practical test, giving you a better sense of the role
  3. Three informal chats with people at Beam
  4. Lunch with Alex

Feeling excited? 

Start your journey to a more impactful career today. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Believe in our Purpose? Join us.

Before applying, please read our Core Values.

If you share our values and want to make a major positive impact, let's talk.

The Beam Team

ps Not the right role for you, but passionate about what we do? Email us on [email protected].

 

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