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Senior PA - Global Talent

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The Role

We are looking for a Senior Personal Assistant who can provide comprehensive PA and administrative support to the Global Director of Legal Recruitment and the Global Director of Learning & Development/EMEA Talent Director. The successful applicant may also be asked to provide administrative support for the Chief Talent Officer.

The successful applicant will ensure a high level of client service and provision of quality PA support services whilst demonstrating the ability to manage both self and others in order to contribute to overall world class 24 hour administration service.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and will be able to work independently with little or no supervision. The ability to interact with partners and business professionals at all levels, sometimes under pressure, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality, is crucial to this role. The candidate should be able to liaise with people all around the world, with people of cultures that may be different to their own. Expert level written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important. We are looking for an experienced career-minded PA, who has either legal sector or other professional services background.


Diary and Inbox Management

  • Monitor, respond to and action incoming emails/communications on behalf of the Global Director of Legal Recruitment and the Global Director of Learning & Development/EMEA Talent Director
  • Drafting email correspondence/communications
  • Proactively manage diaries including booking meetings and meeting rooms (external venues where applicable), resolving diary conflicts and regularly communicating with work providers to ensure awareness of changing appointments and priorities


  • Acting as gate keeper/dealing with all internal and external calls, forwarding where appropriate.


  • Arrange all travel including: flights; accommodation; visas; currency; transfers; itinerary; meeting schedule and registration where applicable

Meeting Materials

  • Prepare, collate and distribute materials for work providers


  • Process expenses including: AMEX; taxi; mobile phone and other miscellaneous expenses

Conference Calls / Video Conferences

  • Set up regular and ad hoc conference calls, often with people around the world, in a variety of locations and time zones
  • Arrange webinars as required


  • Managing the production of presentations and other documents, for example excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and long documents, drafting where necessary
  • Proactively develop strong face to face and virtual relationships with the key stakeholders across the business and with external contacts and providers
  • Scheduling Global Talent team calls, and keeping a number of Global Talent distribution lists up to date
  • Updating Global Talent internal websites (BakerWorld)
  • Dealing with general queries
  • Carrying out other administrative tasks that are necessary including support on projects and other areas of focus for Global Talent
  • To work in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures

Jobholder Requirements

  • Career-minded candidates who have legal sector or other professional services experience / background, i.e. from the Big Four or banking sector
  • 'Can-do' attitude, demonstrates proactivity and takes the initiative.  Volunteers to help others under pressure
  • Consistently demonstrates secretarial competencies to the highest level in all areas, attention to detail
  • Good project manager.Strong technical skills, including proficient in all software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint).  Good general IT awareness
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal. Trusted to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • High level organisational skills.  Ability to plan, schedule and arrange own activities to accomplish objectives
  • Strong  client service and delivery ethos.  Ability to build rapport with internal clients and colleagues and external providers and contacts
  • Flexible approach and adapting of role to meet current and future business needs
  • Working knowledge of house style, document management systems, templates and precedents.  Good verbal, written and numerical skills

Personal Qualities

  • Flexibility, Dedication, Humanity and Efficiency

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm

Why join us?

Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm.  Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,000 people in 77 offices across 47 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard.  Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.

In London you will be part of an 800 person office, which is also our largest office globally. Originally opened in 1961, Baker McKenzie London is well established in the UK as a leading international law firm and is regularly involved in some of the country's most high-profile legal matters. We can offer you the work, pride and experience of being part of a leading law firm but in a local office environment that is hardworking, yet friendly and supportive.

The strength of the firm and our culture is evidenced by a number of recent awards, including:

  • Acritas’ Sharplegal Global Elite Brand Index, 2016 - ranked 1st/Brand Index: 100
  • The Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17: currently ranked 66th
  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2016: currently ranked 57th
  • Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2017: currently ranked 7th
  • Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2016:  Five awards: Most Innovative International Firm for Women, Best International Firm for pro bono work, Best in tax, Best in Employment and Overall Outstanding Female Practitioner Award

To Apply

At Baker McKenzie we welcome direct applications.

Please click on the Apply icon to start the online application process for this role.  We will then be in touch with you once we have reviewed your application. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on either 020 7919 1000 or


Baker McKenzie has a culture of diversity and inclusion in its DNA – since our beginning, the differences of our people have helped us to work fluently across borders, cultures and practices.  This is intrinsic to everything we do and underpins Baker McKenzie's vision to be the global law firm of choice.  We understand that organisations work best with people with different backgrounds and points of view are brought together.  We also know people perform at their best when they can be themselves at work.  Baker McKenzie is committed to serving our clients with innovative solutions brought about by a diverse talent pool and an inclusive community.

The London office mirrors the wider firm in encouraging the best people, regardless of race, culture, religion or belief (if any), gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation or age, to fulfil their professional aspirations with us so as to create an exciting and diverse legal environment.

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