Executive Assistant (12 month fixed term contract)

Chelsea Technologies is a market leading environmental sensor company working in a variety of industry sectors, including green shipping, marine science, water quality, defence and agritech.   We are looking for a highly efficient, confidential Executive Assistant to perform a variety of administrative tasks in support of the Managing Director and her team.

To be successful in this role, you should be highly organised and adaptable, able to juggle many tasks at the same time, personable and ready to dive headfirst into anything that needs doing.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to the Managing Director including support to her team as directed.
  • Organise and maintain office processes and systems
  • Organise and schedule meetings/diary management
  • Minute taking and chasing actions
  • Craft routine correspondence
  • Engage with the wider team to progress, pursue and secure closure of actions in a timely manner.
  • Prepare documents (photocopying, collating, scanning, filing etc)
  • Enter data and process transactions onto ERP and CRM systems including raising purchase orders.
  • Answer calls and respond to emails
  • Deputise for the Office Manager in his absence including managing reception.
  • Provide administrative support as needed to the HR & Security Manager.


  • Educated to A level standard, ideally having studied a Business-related qualification
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint with aptitude to learn new software and systems
  • Accurate typing


  • Previous administrative experience providing support to management essential
  • Ability to operate/follow business processes

Personal skills

  • Highly motivated and self-driven
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail including ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work with a wide range of people
  • Timely and consistent responsiveness
  • Motivated and self-driven with a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn.
  • A true sense of ownership and passionate about results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • High level of commercial awareness
  • Good time-keeping and perfect attendance in the office

Package: Along with a competitive salary, Chelsea offers a quality pension Scheme, life assurance and 25 days annual leave plus public holidays.

Hours: 37.5 hours Monday – Friday. Reduced hours may be considered. This is an office-based role and as it is staff and customer facing is not suitable for hybrid working.

Security Clearance: Candidates must be suitable for security clearance via MoD UKSV. 5 years residency in the UK is essential to obtain clearance.

How to apply?

  • Send a copy of your CV and a covering letter (in PDF format) to Ellen Keegan ekeegan@chelsea.co.uk, detailing how you meet the above criteria. Please provide details of salary expectation.

The company

At Chelsea Technologies we are a diverse and inclusive family of scientists, designers, engineers, manufacturing experts and businesspeople who work every day to deliver new ways for the world to solve problems and protect the environment; and there has never been a better time to join us as we grow and prepare for the next 58 years in business. The culture is open, friendly and inclusive. People are valued and respected as individuals.

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