Personal Assistant

Target Group
Coedkernew, Gwent
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About Us

Target is one of Britain’s leading specialists in software solutions. We have offices in Newport, Cardiff, Chester, Poulton, Leyland and New Zealand. Target provides software, business process outsourcing and managed services to companies in the financial service industry. We want to be the software-driven services provider of choice for loans, investments and insurance.

Starting life in 1979, we now service £24 billion worth of assets for our clients, generating annual revenue of £46m across markets in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Today we have the people, processes, technology and insight to consistently deliver an innovative a highly customer-centric approach for our clients and their customers. Our team brings tremendous experience and expertise founded on a consistent set of values to which we work.

About you

You will be a highly flexible individual with a can do attitude, you will have a demonstrable experience of prioritising your workload and understand the implications of your actions. You will have excellent verbal and written communication with the ability to influence others. You will have an understanding of the importance of operating in a confidential manner and be professional when dealing with both internal and external stakeholders.

About the role

Our Personal Assistants are responsible for proactively managing any small budgets allocated such as Corporate Social Responsibility and ensuring that all spend is documented and approved. Our Personal Assistants are responsible for arranging travel accommodation for their allocated business Director. Our Personal Assistants organise any required company or team events in line with budget and the expectations of the Directors. Our Personal Assistants are responsible for co-ordinating a variety of arrangements including meetings with both internal and external parties, assembling appropriate material and booking hospitality.

Our Personal Assistants are a point of contact for external visitors to the company and ensure hospitality provided meets visitors’ expectations. Our Personal assistants complete general administrative duties for and on behalf of their allocated director such as capturing or writing letters, co-ordinating inputs and where required writing reports and emails. The placeholder for this position will also support the Risk and Compliance and HR teams when required to assist in co-ordination activities.

Areas of the business you’ll work with

  • HR
  • Risk and Compliance

What we expect from you

  • Competitive Salary
  • Training & Development
  • Pension Contribution
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Performance Reviews

What you can expect in return

  • Be Supportive
  • Be Customer Focused
  • Be Risk Aware
  • Be Accountable
  • Be Bold
  • Be Results Driven

Your skills & experience


  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s/O Levels or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience of effectively carrying out a PA role
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft office especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Attention to Detail
  • Ensure that all matters are dealt with in a confidential manner
  • Confident and professional with internal and external customers
  • Strong planning and organisation skills
  • Ability to influence
  • Flexible to support other areas when required
  • Can do attitude
  • Demonstrable experience of prioritising workload and understanding the implications of actions
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management skills


  • Short hand skills