WHAT IS THE DESK ASSISTANT JOB ROLE?
A Desk Assistant will often work within a team in an investment bank or hedge fund, serving to assist the business leaders as well as acting as the first line of escalation. Typically supporting a highly busy team with day-to-day administration support, the successful Desk Assistant is an excellent multi-tasker and incredibly organised.
A Desk Assistant will often organise multiple diaries and feel comfortable coordinating complex and detailed travel itineraries. Their verbal and communication skills will be near-perfect as they’ll be responsible for writing, proofing and distributing client packs, contracts and similar documentation.
RECRUITING A SUITABLE DESK ASSISTANT
Actively seeking Desk Assistants are harder to come by - it is often a referral or search method that sources the successful candidates compared with a traditional advertising approach. Once we have secured a candidate’s interest and fully assessed their experience and skills, we would usually recommend a quick recruitment process if possible, to secure and engage their interest.
We look for candidates with sophisticated communication skills who are au fait with conflicting workloads and client liaison. Detailed reference checking is completed as standard and we will endeavour to tailor the references to your unique requirements.
OUR DESK ASSISTANT CANDIDATES
Tiger recruit Desk Assistants regularly and as such, we are very familiar with the diverse nature of Desk Assistant job descriptions. We typically look for candidates who have a minimum of two years’ experience which will ensure a candidate’s understanding of the expectations surrounding the position. We will also discuss with you the opportunities for growth and look to hire candidates with the right level of experience to complement progression opportunities.
Our Desk Assistant candidates thrive in fast-paced environments and are flexible with the wide variety of role responsibilities and demands likely to be required of them. Calm under pressure, they will be natural numbers people and enjoy working with a diverse set of personalities on a day-to-day basis.