CHIEF OF STAFF

CHIEF OF STAFF

Posted - 22 Oct 2018

Location - CENTRAL LONDON, UK

 

 

 

 

We are seeking an outstanding Chief of Staff for a family with a focus on financial technology, asset management and real estate.

 

The role will stretch across a range of responsibilities and require a combination of managerial experience (both people and projects), financial acumen, and hands on support on a number of ad hoc private matters.

 

You will be responsible for all logistical, staffing and project work across the family office, and will work closely with the family office finance team to implement and ensure cost control of the family’s households and keys assets.

 

The successful candidate will be extremely organised with high EQ and experience dealing with UHNWIs and their families. You will be an intellectually strong, commercially minded, flexible, positive and motivated individual with a can-do attitude and a deep commitment to finding solutions. Confidence, gravitas, sensitivity and self-assurance are fundamental to this role. Ideally, you will come from a family office background, have experience of and enjoy managing household staff, be numerate and willing to roll your sleeves up and turn your hand to anything from booking a taxi to undertaking cost analysis.

 

You will be based at the offices in central London, with some time spent at the family’s properties (in and around London). In addition, some travel will be required with regard to overseas projects and assets. Working from home should also be possible for at least one day per week.

 

Hours: Full time

Location: Central London, family properties, travel and remote

Salary: Dependent upon experience

Start Date: ASAP

Interviewing: ASAP

 

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Ensuring the smooth running of various lifestyle assets and liaising closely with the associated staff and the family.
  • Project managing a variety of ad hoc projects that may arise, including liaising with local teams on the ground, ensuring timely and efficient delivery whilst overseeing cost control.
  • Recruiting and managing the personal/household staff, including conducting interviews, drafting contracts and conducting annual reviews.
  • Liaising with the personal/household staff on day to day matters ensuring good communication between all stakeholders.
  • Maximising and owning opportunities for revenue creation, including through the rental of key lifestyle assets.
  • Liaising with family members on a range of day to day issues, including personal support to the founder’s wife on projects and more general administrative tasks.
  • Working closely with the finance team to ensure secure and practical authorisation processes and clear sharing of information as appropriate.
  • Implementing systems for documenting staff spending, cost control procedures and reviewing budgets.

 

Candidates must be / have:

  • An excellent communicator, with a robust but empathetic approach
  • Extremely organized, responsive and able to prioritize tasks efficiently in time pressured environments.
  • Experience of working with UHNWIs and their advisers, as well as demonstrable evidence of developing strong interpersonal relationships at all levels.
  • Numerate with good commercial awareness.
  • A strong sense of values – including integrity, discretion, diplomacy, sensitivity and tolerance.
  • A “can-do” attitude, excellent problem-solving, negotiation and creative skills
  • A positive, calm, motivated and low ego individual with a measured and professional approach, who can quickly adapt to an entrepreneurial environment where teamwork, agility and a solution led approach is absolutely key.

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IMPORTANT

We receive a considerable amount of applications for every position and there is tough competition in the employment market.  In order to process your application as efficiently as possible, please note the following instructions when responding:

  • Detail your relevant experience in a cover letter and include this on an up to date CV
  • Quote your required salary
  • Let us know your availability for interview and when you could start
  • If you can forward references to us, these can only strengthen your application

The more information you can give us, the more we can demonstrate to the client that you are exactly what they are looking for and send your CV on quickly. 

 

Please note that these instructions apply to ALL candidates and applications that do not meet these criteria may not be considered.

 

Send your information to: ben@thearcadvisory.com

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