Join the Support Staff industry

From PAs to Office Managers, support staff are at the heart of every major company in London. Now, you can be too.

How and Why You Should Apply

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Support Staff London

  • £28,000 and upwards
  • Private healthcare
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • Free breakfast and lunch daily
  • A pension scheme
  • Discretionary bonuses of 10% of salary and upwards
  • 25 days' holiday
  • Season ticket loans

What you will be doing

We are working on behalf of our lovely clients to find Receptionists, Office Assistants, Marketing Assistants, Personal Assistants and Office Managers.

Our clients are hugely successful private equity firms and hedge funds based in London, who are looking for bright and engaging graduates to join their firms.

Whilst duties may vary slightly from company to company, an example of your responsibilities are set out below:

  • You will schedule complex international travel itineraries
  • You will manage busy diaries and organise internal and external meetings
  • You will represent your boss as a go-to person for your team
  • You will liaise with clients and external stakeholders
  • You will be heavily involved with organising events, projects and helping with running the office.

What you will have

Whilst many Support Staff positions do not require a degree, being able to demonstrate the skills and attributes below will make your application stand out to many of our clients.

  • You are highly organised (this is essential for any support role)
  • You are passionate about helping and supporting others
  • You are a strong communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • You are hardworking and proactive, able to think outside of the box
  • You are a friendly and warm personality, both over the phone and face-to-face.

Your first year in a support or operations role

Claire

Permanent Consultant

[Our clients] are looking for people who are enthusiastic, hardworking, confident and really want to be part of a collaborative environment.

Where You Will Be

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Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Joss Search Recruitment

Our connections with high-end private equity firms across London will ensure your CV is seen by the most prestigious names in the industry.

Our Culture - What we do

Our clients are some of the biggest names in the private equity, investment and hedge fund world. They depend on us to find their top support talent for their roles.

The private equity firms we work with invest across many different industries such as technology, retail, food and others, and work with investors to buy up-and-coming or already successful companies.

All of our clients have their own micro-cultures, so they each have things that make them different from other firms in the same industry.

Ranging from company-wide ski trips to other trips abroad, including annual support staff trips, company Christmas videos, charity days and even volunteering at local city farms, there is lots to get involved with to really be part of the community.

Private equity and the alternative investment sector can offer great scope for progression and long term career paths to graduates.

Starting off as a Receptionist or Office Assistant can lead you down the route of Team Assistant and PA, where you really are supporting the key decision-makers of extremely successful global businesses.

If you have a flair for operations and the running of an office, then Office Management and Facilities roles might be more up your street. Our clients offer a lot of training and development and have great networks of support staff for you to learn from and grow alongside.

We will support you at every stage of your application, from when you first meet with one of our consultants through to detailed interview preparation before the big day. If you are successful in your application, we will negotiate with the client on your behalf to ensure you get the very best start in your new role.

Progression & Training

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If you’re looking into progression within a support role, I can guarantee that the options are endless.

Our Graduates - Who we are

Rachael's Graduate Story

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The biggest thing I’ve learnt in this role is to always be prepared and have a Plan B.

Rachael's graduate story

  • Studied Law at University of Reading

  • 1st job in Business Development

  • Placed by Joss in Summer 2016

  • Now working as a PA in a Property Investment company.

I’m such an integral part of the company. I get involved in the day-to-day running of the business and I feel like a key member of the team.

Beth's Graduate Story

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Beth's graduate story

  • Studied Art at the University of the Arts, London

  • Graduated in 2015

  • Found a role through Joss Search in July 2016

  • Now a Team Assistant.

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