Business Assistant Job Description Template

This Business Assistant job description has been created by Tiger Recruitment as a basic template for our clients’ benefit. It is generic and will need to be tailored to the specifics of each company’s requirements.

Business Assistant job description

Key responsibilities:

  • Acting as the first point of contact  and RHP to the Director 
  • Acting on behalf of and representing the Director as required, including the management of calls, enquiries and requests, expense authorisation and sign off on business-related decisions 
  • Reporting back to the Director with detailed and accurate notes following any absence 
  • Assisting with budget management 
  • Undertaking projects on a regular basis, including event planning 
  • Personal assistant tasks for the Director, including, but not limited to, diary management, extensive email correspondence and organising both internal and external meetings 
  • Attending meetings and producing follow-up notes
  • Organising complex travel itineraries and travelling with Director
  • Providing line management and support to Administration and Operations teams including task delegation, training new employees, undertaking appraisals and handling poor performance issues
  • Working closely with the Administration and Operations Managers to ensure the smooth running of the business, including the maintenance of office stock and supplies and regular database updates

Essential requirements:

  • Educated to a degree level 
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a similar position
  • Previous team-management experience
  • An in-depth knowledge of the industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent with Microsoft Office packages, particularly Word and Outlook

Personality profile:

  • Confident working alongside board-level executives and partners
  • Uses initiative with minimal supervision
  • Dedicated to the quality and accuracy of projects from inception to completion
  • Used to managing a heavy workload with strict deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Flexible and willing to take on ad-hoc tasks 
  • Comfortable working alone and as part of a team


  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • Gym membership
  • Pension scheme 
  • Health care
  • 25 holidays per annum
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