Careers at InfraRed

As a leading infrastructure and real estate specialist operating in an ever-changing market place, our reputation depends upon our people. 

What We Do

We are passionate about our work, are confident under pressure, relish new challenges and adhere to the chosen InfraRed values of Passion, Curiosity, Fulfilment, Trust and Partnership.

Our values underpin everything that we do and the way in which we interact both with each other and with external parties, as well as how we measure our performance. Anyone who joins InfraRed and demonstrates their commitment to our values can expect a great deal in return, including genuine prospects for career development, tailor-made training, opportunities for secondments and a highly competitive benefits package.

Our current vacancies are listed below. If you like the sound of how we work and believe you fit the stated criteria, please apply for your chosen role by clicking on the below link and attaching your CV.

Equal Opportunities Statement

We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. It is our policy that all Individuals and all job applicants will receive fair employment opportunities regardless of age, disability (including physical, mental or sensory impairments), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief (including any religious or philosophical belief or a lack of belief), sex or sexual orientation.

I wanted to join an industry leader with an extensive track record, an innovative approach to investing and a solid culture underpinned by meaningful values. At InfraRed I am given the opportunity to challenge myself working in teams alongside talented experts and build on my previous experience. I have not looked back once since joining

Ines Delignat
Infrastructure Analyst,
joined InfraRed in July 2016

Analyst, Real Estate

Real Estate

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Details

Reference:
ANRE001
Location:
London
Type:
Permanent

Description

An opportunity has arisen for an analyst for the Real Estate team.  InfraRed has been an active investor and manager in European real estate for over 20 years. The business started its trajectory as a value-added investor and mezzanine lender in U.K. commercial real estate in the early 1990s.

Drawing from its broad technical resource base, the team has a strong track record of adding value to properties through refurbishment, letting, development and asset repositioning. Transactions are sourced through the team’s extensive relationship network with institutions, corporates, asset managers, brokers and other intermediaries.

The business has invested into, offices, industrial units and shopping centres in the UK, France, Germany and Eastern Europe. Recent investments include the purchase of the several offices across Germany, urban logistics in the UK , as well as offices and senior residences in France.

The role sits within the European Real Estate Origination team & will report in to a Director with overall responsibility for Real Estate deal origination.

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The main responsibilities for the position include:

  • Working within a lean team structure, responsible for sourcing Pan-European multi-sector Real Estate deals
  • Being a valued team member who will actively contribute to the analysis, structuring, documentation and execution of real estate investment opportunities
  • Other analytical, research and modelling support for the team including competitor analysis, due diligence, market reviews, and working on financial models                                                                                 

Candidate profile

We expect the ideal candidate to have the following attributes:

  • Direct Real Estate deal experience within an adviser, specialist corporate, investment bank, or fund management environment
  • Good financial modelling skills, with an eye for accuracy
  • Analytically rigorous and detail oriented particularly with regards to numerical analysis and written reports
  • Educated to a degree level or above and can demonstrate a strong academic record
  • Preference for candidates with fluency in European languages
  • Able to synthesize complex matters effectively and concisely
  • Have an enthusiastic and tenacious approach with a strong commitment to learning
  • Able to manage involvement in a number of simultaneous initiatives, deliver work to agreed deadlines, and work well with a variety of individuals across a complex and evolving business
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Accountant/Associate - Finance and Operations

Finance

open

Details

Reference:
PRIVATEFUNDS
Location:
London
Type:
Permanent

Description

Given the growth and expansion of the unlisted infrastructure funds, the Finance & Operations Team (“FOT”) requires an individual with previous fund accounting experience to take on reporting and control responsibilities. The role is integral to the financial reporting and operations for the 4 unlisted infrastructure funds and 3 co-investment vehicles, with assets under management of over USD 1.5bn and over 40 investments. The role is part of a wider finance team and reports to the Financial Controller, Infrastructure.

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The main responsibilities for the position include:

Financial reporting, control and management

Assist with the management of the fund reporting and control function for the four primary unlisted infrastructure funds, plus three co-investment vehicles. This includes:

  • Working closely with the Financial Controller and Third-Party Administrator (“TPA”) to ensure timely and accurate reporting of the actual results of the unlisted infrastructure funds and intermediate holding entities on a quarterly basis; and
  • Input, review and provide support for the preparation of the quarterly investor reports.

Payments and cash management

  • Prepare weekly payment runs in line with fund requirements, including ensuring accurate coding of funds flow for payments through complex funding structures;
  • Prepare and review documentation to ensure payments are approved and processed in a timely manner;
  • Weekly updating of fund forecast cash flows and requirements;
  • Invoice preparation and management;
  • Facility utilisations, repayments and associated management, including letters of credit;
  • Monitoring cash transfers between fund and project bank accounts to ensure compliance with finance agreements; and
  • Assist with the establishment of bank accounts in line with business policy.

 

 

Assist with the preparation of regulatory reporting including:

  • Statutory accounts prepared under either FRS 102 or IFRS; working closely with the TPA, Portfolio Directors, Auditors and the wider InfraRed business as required to support timely preparation, review and lodgement of the annual statutory accounts;
  • Quarter and year end close processes;
  • Working closely with the InfraRed tax department to ensure that all information required for UK, U.S. and overseas tax reporting is delivered to third-party service providers within required deadlines;
  • Ensure the preparation and submission of overseas VAT and other tax returns by suitably qualified third-party service providers;
  • Oversight of quarterly AIFMD returns prepared by TPA; and
  • Co-ordinate any internal audit processes and the Quarterly Internal Control Certification process.

FX Hedging and Treasury

  • Undertake and monitor FX requirements on a deal by deal / currency by currency basis;
  • Ensure that best price is sought when entering into FX transactions;
  • Ensure all trades are executed, documented and communicated to the TPA;
  • Monitor and liaise with the TPA to ensure compliance with settlement deadlines; and
  • Liaise with banks to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Ad-hoc responsibilities

  • Assist with new fund investments and disposals as and when required; and
  • Work with the Portfolio Directors, TPA and wider InfraRed business to identify efficiencies and process improvements.

Candidate profile

We expect the ideal candidate to have the following attributes:

 

  • Experience within a fund accounting environment an advantage;
  • Hold a relevant professional accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA or ACA). We will also consider candidates that are working towards a professional accounting qualification that can demonstrate they have the relevant level of experience;
  • Competent with MS suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Familiarity with “Investran” an advantage;
  • Strong project and relationship management skills;
  • The ability to actively manage the TPA and numerous parallel tasks effectively through to completion;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to manage and work to key reporting deadlines;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal; and
  • Commercially astute professional
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Investment Professionals, Asset Management Real Estate

Real Estate Asset Management

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Details

Reference:
AMRE
Location:
London
Type:
Permanent

Description

Senior investment professionals are sought to complement the current Real Estate Asset Management team.

The candidates will be primarily responsible for Asset Management activities in respect of a portfolio of UK and mainland Europe based projects.

They will act as a member of the Deal Team, providing oversight and co-ordination of the project management of acquisitions and disposals, ensuring transactions are conducted efficiently, with high quality standards and in compliance with internal policies.  They will contribute to the development and verification of project business plans.  Post-acquisition they will oversee the implementation and delivery of project business plans and successful project exit.

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The main responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Undertake the implementation, monitoring and delivery of added-value project business plans regarding leasing and capital expenditure programmes either directly or through the oversight, management and monitoring of external partners / asset managers
  • Lead the delivery and assist in the formation of business plans of complex refurbishments and ground up development across UK or Europe
  • Regularly review and re-forecast project business plans in line with internal processes and timescales; prepare formal recommendations to obtain reforecast, or new business plan, or sales approval
  • Play an important role as part of the Deal Team in taking acquisitions to a successful completion and lead, or assist with, sales working with internal and external resources as required. In conjunction with the Deal Team Head and/or senior Asset Management resource, undertake and/or review due diligence matters and execution of the exchange and completion processes
  • Development, co-authorship and verification of project business plans and KPIs as part of the acquisition Deal Team and the forecasting and co-authorship associated with disposal recommendations
  • Oversight of Property management matters (or ensuring external asset managers are complying with their property manager oversight responsibilities), including statutory and health & safety compliance, service charge budgeting / reconciliation, arrears / collection rates and regular / ad-hoc management reporting
  • Undertake quarterly reporting in respect of project portfolio, in line with internal processes and timescales, including presenting project progress to senior members of the real estate team, investment committee members and on occasions to Investors
  • Working with the Finance Team monitor and report on banking facility compliance, investor reporting, management accounting and audit matters
  • Develop and establish market contacts within the property market
  • Coordinate the provision of information to IRCP’s insurance broker to ensure assets remain insured in line with internal compliance and insurance policy requirements
  • Continually re-assess the operational risk inherent in the business, being aware of the operational risks associated with your role and acting in a manner that takes account of risk considerations
  • Actively develop and train direct reports
  • Represent IRCP and promote IRCP’s standing in the investment community in line with its values, ensuring that IRCP’s best interests and reputation are always protected
  • Act responsibly, with a value-oriented mind-set, in respect of business costs and expenses
  • Ensure that measures identified in any audits are implemented in a timely fashion

 

 

Candidate profile

We expect the successful candidate to demonstrate the following attributes:

  • Solid analytical skills and good financial modelling knowledge
  • Extensive commercial real estate experience  
  • A high level of commercial awareness
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written in English; fluency in another European language is desirable (preferably French or German)
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a part of a team
  • Track record of delivery of refurbishments and developments
  • Comfortable working directly or through operating partners
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment
  • Detail oriented and thorough
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience of managing professional teams and interrogating architect schemes, cost plans etc
  • Experience of negotiating build and procurement contracts
  • Well-connected amongst professional service teams 
  • A strong grasp of the drivers of property returns
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Asset Managers, Infrastructure

Infrastructure Asset Management

open

Details

Reference:
AMINFRA
Location:
London
Type:
Permanent

Description

Due to a number of exciting changes and portfolio growth we are looking for talented asset managers to join our Infrastructure team. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to act as a Director on a portfolio of Project
Company Boards. The roles will manage investments in projects across a range of infrastructure funds and focus on increasing shareholder value. They will also manage public and private sector partners and provide technical input to both
acquisitions and bids.

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The main responsibilities for the position include:


• Working proactively with the InfraRed team to pursue excellence in the delivery of our asset management function
• Carrying out asset specific and portfolio-wide analysis, taking a proactive and entrepreneurial approach to identify and explain value initiatives across the portfolio, and then to drive the implementation of these initiatives to an agreed plan
• Managing a portfolio of investments as the nominated InfraRed board director representing the interests of our fund investors. In the first instance this will typically be working together with, and supporting, an experienced InfraRed Asset Manager. This board director role further includes:
• Preparing for and attending all relevant meetings with the management teams, service providers, clients and other key stakeholders
• Determining and driving value initiatives and risk mitigation strategies at the project level
• Review and challenge the cost and revenue assumptions and asset plans put forward by project company management teams
• Ensure good governance and that all statutory, contractual and corporate regulations and InfraRed policies are properly complied with by the management teams running the day to day operations of the asset
• Managing the key stakeholder relationships, including public sector clients where applicable, including the attendance and contribution in contractual meetings and other forms of general contact
• Attend internal meetings involving the management and development of assets, including the preparation and presentation of clear and factual reports
• Appointing and coordinating specialist input
• Due diligence activities on new investments, such as reviewing project documentation, technical due diligence reports and making site visits to support bids and acquisitions
• Assisting the Asset Management team on specific tasks on those projects which have operational, performance or relationship issues

Candidate profile
We expect the successful candidate to demonstrate the following attributes:


• Experience of creating or managing PFI/PPP projects
• Experience in the delivery of either Facility Management, Construction Services and/or Energy Systems,
or working in technical capacity in the built environment
• Numerate and commercially aware
• Ability to analyse and solve-problems, including the use and manipulation of Excel and other software
products
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal in English language, able to engage at all levels
• Confidence to represent investor interests at Project Board level, with the ability and willingness to take
management responsibility and to take a lead where necessary in negotiations with stakeholders
• Fluency in an additional European language advantageous
• Practiced project management skills
• Able to work autonomously and as part of a team
• Experience of managing one or more junior colleagues
• Able to work on a variety of tasks concurrently
• Deliver accurate, quality reporting to meet tight deadlines
• Proficiency in MS Office

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Infrastructure Analyst, Mexico

Infrastructure — Investments

open

Details

Reference:
MEXINFRA
Location:
Mexico
Type:
Permanent

Description

The position:

An opportunity has arisen for an investment analyst within the Infrastructure team.
InfraRed is one of the longest-standing investors in the infrastructure sector and has been investing in social infrastructure since the mid 1990’s and renewables since 2006.

We focus on developed economies with robust and enforceable legal frameworks, primarily in Europe, North America, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and other OECD countries, including certain countries in Latin America.
The candidate will be based in Mexico City and may be required to travel to other offices to assist in supporting transactions across the Americas.

The candidate will work across the various infrastructure funds currently managed by InfraRed targeting both greenfield and brownfield investment opportunities, but with a primary focus on greenfield projects located in Mexico. This person will be responsible for supporting the origination, analysis, structuring, documentation, asset management, execution and disposal of infrastructure investment opportunities across the energy, social infrastructure and transportation sectors.

“Greenfield infrastructure”, involves the sourcing and execution of new-build projects through their development, design, construction and management of those projects during their early operating phases. The focus is on concessions with public-sector counterparties as well as transportation and energy related infrastructure including renewable energy.

“Brownfield infrastructure”, involves the sourcing, execution and management of operational infrastructure projects whether it is in the social infrastructure, transportation sector or renewable energy space.

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The main responsibilities for the position include:

• Support the origination, analysis, structuring, documentation and execution of infrastructure investment opportunities with a primary focus on Mexico and the Americas, with flexibility to work across other target regions
• Create, audit and/or update financial models to look at future projections for investment appraisals, business planning, modelling of equity returns and key commercial and financial inputs
• Assist in managing and reviewing all due diligence and structuring work-streams including the management of financial, legal and technical advisers
• Other analytical, research and modelling support for the team including competitor analysis and market reviews
• Semi-annual valuations of the portfolios, together with review of financial model updates from project companies
• In depth examination of the investment portfolio to identify savings and other value enhancements such as refinancing;
• Attend meetings with business partners, including advisors, lenders, competitors and project developers
• Assist in preparation of presentations of investment opportunities to the investment committee
• Participate as required in reporting processes.
Candidate profile
We expect the successful candidate to demonstrate the following attributes:
• Excellent financial modelling skills, with an eye for accuracy
• Numerical proficiency
• Analytically rigorous and detail oriented particularly with regards to numerical analysis, legal documentation and written reports
• Able to grasp the key commercial drivers in relation to existing assets and new transactions, including what the key drivers are for value enhancement
• Able to synthesize complex matters effectively and concisely
• Have an enthusiastic and tenacious approach with a strong commitment to learning
• Manage involvement in a number of simultaneous initiatives, deliver work to agreed deadlines, and work well with a variety of individuals across a complex and evolving business
• Relevant infrastructure knowledge – developer, advisor, industrial sponsor, infrastructure fund, project finance advisory and/or lending institution
• Problem solving oriented and keen to use personal initiative
• Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel (proficiency in VBA macros is desirable), PowerPoint and other financial data terminals
• Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team
• Mexican national or eligible for working visa for Mexico
• Fluent in English and Spanish to be able to transact across the Americas as required

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Assistant Accountant

Finance

open

Details

Reference:
ACCOUNTS
Location:
London
Type:
Permanent

Description

Candidate profile

We expect the ideal candidate to have the following attributes:

• Studying for a relevant professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA or equivalent)
• Competent with Word, Excel & PowerPoint
• Organised, able to prioritise and meet tight deadlines
• Willingness to learn and develop new skills/flexible ‘can do’ approach
• High level of attention to detail and accuracy
• Experience within a fund accounting environment an advantage
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

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The position:

Reporting to the Financial Controller, to support all aspects of the Infrastructure Finance function, including maintaining accurate and up to date ledgers and delivering high quality financial reporting to investors and the IRCP business (HICL/TRIG/PF).

The main responsibilities for the position include:

Assisting with the preparation of financial reporting:

• Preparation and/or review of cash books and accounting journals for quarterly management accounts and statutory accounts prepared under FRS 102 or IFRS
• Quarterly and year end close processes, including reconciliation of balance sheet items
• Working closely with external auditors and the wider InfraRed business, as required, to support timely preparation and audit of annual statutory accounts
• Liaising with third party administrators and finance managers
• Maintaining loan schedules to ensure principal and interest amounts are kept accurate and up to date
• Providing support for the preparation of quarterly reporting packs for the Board of Directors
• Preparation and submission of VAT and other regulatory returns
Cash management and treasury:
• Monitoring timely receipt of distributions from investments and providing cash analysis for semi-annual portfolio valuations, liaising with the wider InfraRed team
• Preparing and reviewing documentation to ensure payments are approved and processed in a timely manner
• Weekly updating of cash flow forecasts and identifying funding requirements, including drawdowns and repayments of the fund’s debt facility
• Invoice preparation and management
• Assisting with the establishment of bank accounts in line with business policy
• Executing FX hedging in line with fund policy
• Liaising with banks to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements

Ad-hoc responsibility

• Assisting with the ongoing monitoring of acquisition expenditure
• Assisting with acquisitions and disposals, including funding and Company Secretarial duties
• Incorporation of new companies
• Working with the Fund Manager, Portfolio Director and wider InfraRed business to identify efficiencies and process improvements

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Investment Director, Infrastructure (New York)

Infrastructure

open

Details

Reference:
NYID
Location:
New York
Type:
Permanent

Description

A senior investment professional is sought to complement the current investment team in the US. The candidate will be responsible mainly for leading the systematic identification and origination of opportunities within the strategic investment parameters of the business for the energy sector. In addition, he or she will lead the execution of equity investments backing development teams, projects or project portfolios, with a focus on energy and energy supporting infrastructure, including renewables, gas generation, flexible generation, storage, grid balancing and district energy.

A key part of the fund strategy is to develop opportunities through identifying themes, technologies and people at the leading edge of the rapidly changing energy markets that will make good risk-adjusted returns with infrastructure characteristics. 

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The main responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Developing an InfraRed network of energy market contacts at the forefront of new energy and energy related themes and enhancing InfraRed’s profile in the US power market
  • Informing InfraRed’s view on wholesale power markets, regulation and power price risk management
  • Originating potential investment opportunities in energy infrastructure
  • Leading the structuring and completion of investments (predominantly acquisitions but may also include refinancings and disposals) efficiently and at all times in accordance with InfraRed’s processes
  • Undertaking reviews of investment economics including appointing, managing and questioning due diligence advisers and reviewing and questioning outputs from underlying project financial models
  • Reviewing and negotiating investment-related documentation such as sale and purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, subcontracts and financing documents
  • Representing the investment team in meetings with vendors, acquisition partners, co-shareholders, financiers and contractors on transactions
  • Contributing to the thought leadership and strategic initiatives around energy and energy related opportunities
  • Making presentations of investment opportunities to the Investment Committee
  • Monitoring investments including potentially representing the InfraRed on Boards of investee companies
  • Participating fully in all reporting processes
  • Making available know-how to other team members through line management and participation in training (informal and formal) and actively contributing to the enhancement and efficiency of transaction processes
  • Assisting with fundraising and reporting to investors as required

Candidate profile

We expect the ideal candidate to have the following attributes:

  • Significant prior experience working within the energy sector with relevant experience in making investments in pre-construction assets or development platforms
  • A network of relationships in the energy industry that is relevant to the investment activities of InfraRed
  • Strong commercial acumen with energy sector relevance, through an understanding of multiple business drivers from the perspective of a broad range of stakeholders
  • Strong marketing / sales skills and solid analytical abilities
  • Concrete evidence of strategic thinking, with an ability to talk convincingly about macro trends in the energy market and how they may create opportunity and risk – and the challenges of converting opportunity into investments.
  • Results-oriented mindset and ability to demonstrate this through a track record of deal transactions and value enhancement
  • High levels of motivation and focus to make things happen within a lean and non-hierarchical environment with a fast-paced, high-growth culture
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to inspire, influence and persuade others, and demonstrate effective teamwork across divisional and geographic boundaries
  • Strong presenter, confident in dealing with demanding set of audience including senior management teams
  • Highly organised, systematic and forward-looking approach to undertaking key priorities
  • Fluent in English and ideally Spanish to be able to transact across the Americas as required
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent required
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Personal Assistant to Senior Leadership Group, Real Estate

Real Estate

open

Details

Reference:
PARE
Location:
London
Type:
Permanent

Description

The role is to act as a Personal Assistant to members of the Senior Leadership Group (SLG) within InfraRed’s European Real Estate business. Principally:

i)              Leading the organisation and management of major business events throughout the year

ii)             producing high-quality presentations and maintaining updated marketing collateral

iii)            providing comprehensive and proactive administrative, organizational and secretarial support

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The main responsibilities for the position include:

Leadership Group – Dedicated Activities

  • Diary management including scheduling meetings and taking responsibility for meeting logistics (conference calls, rooms, refreshments etc).
  • Plan and organise travel arrangements for the SLG (with appropriate authorisation) and take responsibility for ensuring arrangements meet requested requirements, especially pertinent for group travel, and ensure arrangements are entered into relevant Leadership Group member diaries.
  • Take responsibility for organising bi-annual offsites, including (but not limited to) identifying/booking venues, accommodation and travel arrangements for team members, production and collation of slide deck and ensuring activities on the day (where engagement with venue is required) run smoothly.
  • Engage with SLG members, and other team members as required, to plan and budget for conference attendances throughout the year and take responsibility for booking/organising travel and accommodation arrangements for attending team members as required. This may extend to organising InfraRed hosted events: for example, business partner breakfast at MIPIM and asset tours.
  • Managing collation of list attendees list for InfraRed hosted events (e.g. business partners, dodge ball, etc.) and issuing/managing invites and acceptances where required.
  • Assist in the preparation of slides for the annual investor event.
  • Working with relevant stakeholders, coordinate the collation of content of the QBUM slide deck and support the organisaion of the event as required.
  • Writing up investor meeting notes and uploading salient details in Salesforce.
  • Prepare other documentation as required by members of the SLG: likely to include PowerPoint presentations and Word reports.
  • Project work on an ad hoc basis

Wider Real Estate Team (in conjunction with team secretarial assistant)

  • Undertake collation of quarterly investor reports (QPR, debt management, compliance, etc): liaising with asset management and finance teams to ensure content is ready in time for circulation in adequate time before meeting quarterly meetings.
  • Maintain and renew, subject to authorisation, annual subscriptions (online/magazine resources) for Real Estate Team.

General:

  • Work with central function teams to ensure teams complete internal processes and provide required information in a timely fashion
  • Manage and update relevant databases, including (but not limited to) the annual leave and sickness records for the Real Estate Team.
  • Expenses input for the SLG in accordance with agreed KPIs
  • Input into monthly facilities meeting

Qualification & Experience:

  • Proven track record as an Executive Assistant in a professional environment
  • Proficient in use of Word and Powerpoint. A working knowledge of Excel
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to deal with and effectively manage senior team members
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a part of a team
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment
  • Detail oriented and thorough
  • Strong administrative and organisation skills: able to manage competing demands efficiently and effective
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