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"People are not your most important asset.
The right people are."

Jim Collins, author of Good to Great

RMS understands the importance of flexibility and adaptability in today's dynamic job market

Fixed term contracts offer a flexible solution for both employers and candidates who are looking for opportunities to cost effectively explore the market or fill a short term need.

For candidates, these positions offer a host of benefits including:

Gaining valuable experience

Fixed term contracts provide an excellent opportunity for you to gain practical experience in a particular field of interest. You can work on specific projects or assignments that enhance your skills and knowledge, making your CV more marketable in the future.

Developing new skills

You can use fixed term contracts to explore various industries or roles without making a long-term commitment. This flexibility allows you to try out different career paths and determine which ones align best with your interests and goals.

Exploring different industries and roles

You can use fixed term contracts to explore various industries or roles without making a long-term commitment. This flexibility allows you to try out different career paths and determine which ones align best with your interests and goals

Expanding professional networks

Working on fixed term contracts exposes you to different companies, teams, and professionals. This will expand your professional network, make valuable connections and potentially open doors for future career opportunities.

Filling employment gaps

Fixed term contracts can be an effective way for you to fill employment gaps on your CV and allow you to pursue other goals with a short term fix. It shows potential employers that you have remained active and engaged in your field of expertise, even during periods of temporary employment.

Bridging temporary / contract to permanent employment

In some cases, fixed term contracts can serve as a bridge to permanent employment. Members of staff who excel in their temporary and contract roles may be offered permanent positions within the company or receive strong recommendations for future employment opportunities.

Team Assistants

Team Assistants play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of organisational tasks within a team, contributing to an efficient and harmonious working environment. These individuals often manage administrative duties such as scheduling meetings, organising documents and maintaining updated records. Furthermore, they assist in coordinating project activities, facilitating communication between team members, and often act as a point of contact for external stakeholders. Team Assistants help to streamline processes and ensure that resources are utilised effectively, often juggling multiple tasks and providing support wherever it is most needed, thereby enabling other team members to focus on their specialised roles and ensuring that the team as a whole functions more effectively. This role demands strong organisational skills, excellent communication abilities, and a proactive approach to work.

Operations staff

Operations staff serve as the backbone of a company, ensuring that the day-to-day functions run smoothly and efficiently. These individuals are responsible for overseeing, designing and controlling the process of production and redesigning business operations in the delivery of goods or services. They manage crucial aspects such as logistics, procurement and supply chain management, ensuring that the company can access the resources it needs, when it needs them. Operations staff also analyse data and monitor performance to ensure that the company’s operations are efficient and effective, identifying areas for improvement and implementing changes as needed. They play a crucial role in ensuring that the business operations are cost-effective, keeping the organisation on track toward profitability and sustainability. Their role demands a deep understanding of the inner workings of their company, paired with analytical prowess and problem-solving skills.

Marketing Staff

Marketing staff function as the creative engine of a company, crafting and managing strategies to enhance the organisation's visibility, establish its position in order to develop its sales and customer base. They work diligently to identify and understand target audiences, creating campaigns that speak to these consumers through various mediums - be it digital advertising, content creation, social media management, or traditional marketing channels. Marketing staff analyse data to understand campaign efficacy, customer behaviours, and market trends, subsequently tweaking strategies for optimal performance. Their roles often encompass a mixture of creativity and analytics, requiring them to not only design engaging content but also to evaluate the impact of their campaigns on the company's bottom line. Effective marketing staff blend creative thinking with strategic planning, ensuring the brand consistently resonates with current and potential customers.

Chiefs of Staff

Chiefs of Staff act as strategic advisors, often working directly with executive leadership, such as a CEO or other high-ranking officials, to manage and prioritize their executive agenda. They serve as a critical liaison between the executive and the rest of the organization, ensuring streamlined communication and alignment across various departments. Navigating through strategic planning, project management, and stakeholder management, Chiefs of Staff ensure that organisational goals are effectively communicated and pursued. They frequently oversee strategic initiatives, manage critical projects, and may step in to represent executives in discussions or meetings when they are unavailable. The role demands a robust skill set, including strategic thinking, excellent communication, and the ability to manage complex, multifaceted projects, ensuring that organisational objectives are achieved efficiently and effectively.

Private PAs

A Private Personal Assistant plays a vital role in the life of a high net worth individual or family managing their personal life, family and home. Responsibilities can range from diary management, arranging meetings and inbox management to managing properties including household staff, overseeing renovation projects, managing boats, jets and organising travel, holidays and events as well as managing the administration for the whole family and home. By being involved in their private lives the role requires supreme confidentiality and strong characteristics of discretion, dedication and a passion for serving others. Private PAs are crucial in smoothly running the life of a UHNWI and to a level befitting that individuals’ needs as well as understanding their quirks and foibles. Private PAs come with a unique skill set and characteristics that allows them to fit seamlessly in to family life, managing multiple projects and duties in a calm and discreet manner but also be highly skilled at building connections with high end suppliers where a bespoke service is required. A brilliant Private PA will have a deep understanding of their employers unique requirements and take pleasure in delivering an exceptional service working in harmony with family life and inevitably become indispensable, highly sought after, and justifiably rewarded top level salaries for their work.

Receptionists

Receptionists serve as the initial point of contact in a variety of organisations, embodying the first impression and representing the company’s ethos to visitors and clients. Their role encompasses a blend of administrative tasks and customer service, such as greeting visitors, answering and redirecting calls, managing appointments, and providing information about the company. Receptionists are often tasked with various administrative duties like managing mail, maintaining reception areas, and sometimes handling basic bookkeeping. Their role is crucial in facilitating smooth organisational communication and operations, as they connect enquiries and information to the appropriate departments. Receptionists require a blend of skills, including excellent communication, organisational capabilities and a welcoming demeanor, to effectively guide interactions and administrative processes in a positive and proficient manner.

Graduates

Finding your first permanent full time job as a graduate can be a daunting and sometimes thankless task after applying for hundreds of graduate schemes and rarely getting a response. At RMS Recruitment, we can help you navigate the industries and roles available and work through what is right for you personally. We understand that everyone has different interests, skills and strengths and we help you focus on what careers might match you as an individual. We can help you sharpen your CV, your interview techniques and social media profile and direct you to jobs and industries that you may not have thought of and open your mind to opportunities beyond the careers advice you received at school. Starting a career in a business support role is a great way to build your experience and confidence and showcase your potential.

Executive Assistants

Executive Assistants provide critical support to senior executives, playing a key role in the management of their day-to-day affairs and contributing to the overall efficiency of the organisation. They go beyond traditional administrative tasks, handling complex responsibilities such as managing schedules, coordinating meetings, preparing reports, and liaising with internal and external stakeholders. Executive Assistants often act as the right hand to executives, anticipating their needs and ensuring that they have the necessary support to fulfill their roles effectively. They are trusted with sensitive information and are known for their discretion, professionalism, and problem-solving abilities. The role requires a high level of organisational skill, excellent communication, and the ability to think strategically. By providing indispensable support, Executive Assistants enable executives to focus on critical decision-making and strategic planning, thereby driving the organisation's success.

Virtual Assistants

Copy for Virtual Assistants carrousel Virtual Assistants are an efficient solution for adhoc tasks and projects that do not require an office presence and can be supplied on a temporary, contract or permanent basis just like a top level resource for a physical office. Virtual Assistants can quickly adapt to complete a one-off 30 minute task or an ongoing part time or full time solution where they are not taking up valuable office space or wasted travel time to an office. With technological advancements that support remote working we are now able to overcome the traditional fears of productivity, performance and confidentiality linked to home working and utilise this talented and highly skilled workforce. The popularity of remote working means that there is a greater talent pool offering highly skilled and experienced talent cost effectively. Virtual Assistants manage admin tasks from organising travel, produce presentations, organise and attend meetings, conferences and events, manage inboxes, databases and run larger more complex EA and Operations projects. Despite being physically separated from colleagues, Virtual Assistants are highly skilled at fostering a sense of teamwork and camaraderie. They can actively participate in virtual team meetings, brainstorming sessions, and team building activities to maintain a strong sense of connection and unity. They are skilled and experienced in executing quality work, cost effectively from their own home. One of the key qualities that sets remote Executive Assistants apart is their ability to work independently, confidentially and efficiently.

Team Assistants
Operations Staff
Marketing Staff
Chiefs of Staff
Private PAs
Receptionists
Graduates
Executive Assistants
Virtual Assistants

Interview Tips For Candidates

RMS Recruitment have compiled a list of tips and tricks to maximise your chances of getting that all important PA or secretarial position.
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Research the company.
List some good questions to ask.

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Wear appropriate dress (your consultant can advise on the company style).

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Plan your route (arrive 15 minutes before the interview).

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Take a copy of your CV for the interviewer but don’t use it for reference.

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Never swear or put down work colleagues, previous bosses or employers.

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Good, strong (not too tight) handshake.

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Be open with your answers and about your skills and experience.

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Relax and enjoy the interview. Try and build a good rapport.