With a proven background supporting at executive level, I am an accomplished Executive Assistant and Office Manager offering years of administrative experience and Support.
A consummate professional dedicated to making the lives of busy executives easier within fast paced environments, supporting more than 1 person and managing multiple projects.
I have over 10 years of senior administrative experience in the financial services, technology, and working with high net worth entrepreneurs. I have supported Key Management Executives and Board members for global organisations, but now run my own Private PA Secretarial Service based in the London/Kent area. However there are no geographical limits for our Virtual Work.
I have advanced knowledge of MS Office programs, Mac programs, Audio Typing 50wpm, Shorthand 100wpm, Powerpoint presentations, Global Travel itineraries and Event Planning.
Qualified with Distinction with Honours from Oxford Media Business School - 2004.
Sarah Stapylton-Smith - VA Associate
Offering skills in a range of administrative areas, I have worked at the highest levels of government, supporting senior public figures as an executive PA and more recently, as a project manager within the wider public sector.
I am passionate about supporting efficiency, creativity and improved methods of working. I have over five years demonstrable experience working within transformation project roles and over ten years experience in supporting senior executives (and often more than one person), at the highest level.
Having lived and worked overseas (as well as the UK), I am comfortable with change and unpredictability and have the ability to adopt flexibility and adapt to my clients’ needs.
I have advanced knowledge of all MS Office programs, Project toolkits and methodologies (qualified in Lean Six Sigma and a Prince II Practitioner), Audio Typing 50wpm, PowerPoint presentations and have worked with a number of tailored systems implementations so am comfortable with most CRMs and in-house software.
With extensive experience supporting CEO's and Directors in both an Executive and Personal Assistant role. I work to a high level of effectiveness with a 'can do' attitude and have the ability to priortise multiple tasks while ensuring accuracy and confidentiality at all times.
Working in both the private and public sector I am able to provide a variety of skills from event planning to governance management. My goal is to offer a first class service that fits any companies requirements and meets the highest standards. I am able to adapt to change and problem solve effectively to complete any task in the designated timescale. In most of my roles I have been required to support several executives so have had to manage tasks in different aspects of the business at the same time.
As part of my EA role I have managed PAs and other junior members of staff to support their development and to ensure they also meet the company standards.
Skilled in Microsoft Office, Google, Proactis, SAP, ORACLE, Visio, Aspire, Gorkana, MODGov and SharePoint. I have worked hard over the years to progress my skills by completing professional PA & EA courses and achieving an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration.