• Location
    • London
  • Date Posted
  • Jul. 5, 2021
  • Function
  • Administration
  • Sector
  • Retail

We are seeking a professional, highly attentive and organised Assistant to support the Founders of Josh Wood Colour. This challenging yet exciting role requires someone who is always two steps ahead, with the ability to proactively manage multiple projects, and assist with all business and personal matters in a calm and unflappable manner.

You will need to be highly detail-oriented, efficient and capable of operating in a very dynamic environment juggling the expectations of a wide range of people across the company. The successful candidate will be able to work on their initiative while demonstrating professionalism and discretion at all times. They will be calm under pressure, extremely reliable with keen attention to detail.

About

Josh Wood is a world-leading colourist, an Executive Board Member of the British Beauty Council and a regular host on ITV’s This Morning.  He founded the Josh Wood Colour Atelier in 2011, with co-founder Jonathan Davies, as the home of their handpicked dream team of colourists and stylists.  In 2018 they launched their award-winning range of hair colour products most recently described by the Times as “the hero of lockdown”.

“From Fashion Week to the red carpet, if you’ve spotted a shade you absolutely love, it’s more than likely expert colourist Josh Wood or his team were behind it” - Refinery29

Responsibilities

  • Support the Founders with a wide variety of tasks, maintaining a flexible and adaptable approach at all times
  • Act as gate-keeper, managing the Founders’ time and workload to enable them to carry out their roles and deliver their goals
  • Extensive and detailed diary and correspondence management; coordinating all meetings, conference calls, shoots, interviews and shows
  • Detailed business and leisure travel bookings, including but not limited to itineraries, flight check-in, transportation to and from the airport etc
  • Interact with both internal and external stakeholders to coordinate a variety of projects, activities and meetings
  • Support the Founders and Leadership Team on general project meetings and ad hoc requests
  • Take minutes in Leadership meetings and ensure all resulting actions are documented, distributed and followed through to completion
  • Support the wider leadership team with their diary/travel needs and ad hoc arrangements within the UK and internationally
  • Personal errands outside the office, contactable outside of ‘regular’ business hours and weekends
  • Informal office management duties, ensuring the smooth running of our Ladbroke Grove office
  • Act as a loyal confidant to the Founders, acting with the utmost confidentiality and discretion at all times

Ideal Candidate

  • Previous EA/PA experience is necessary
  • A positive and professional can-do attitude and willingness to learn ‘on the job’
  • An ambitious, driven individual looking for an amazing opportunity
  • Exceptionally organised and efficient, with a good dose of common sense and initiative
  • A confident, calm and diplomatic character with the ability to  nurture and develop relationships with high profile clientele
  • Quick thinker - able to work at a high pace in a changing environment
  • Highly literate, with excellent communication skills
  • Confident managing projects and following them through to conclusion
  • Great sense of humour, personal style and attitude
  • It is vital that you have excellent knowledge of MS Office, G Suite and Apple products, with the ability to quickly learn new systems
  • Solving problems and helping others makes you happy, you notice the small things and are willing to take accountability
  • Full clean driving licence and a love of animals are preferred
  • Ability to travel internationally  when required

Working Environment

  • We have a physical presence in West London but have a flexible working from home culture
  • This role is likely to involve travel both within the UK and abroad when Covid travel restrictions lift
  • We are a friendly bunch with a strong and collaborative team culture
  • You will be joining a creative team and get the chance to help shape how we work
  • Working in a growing brand with global ambition is a unique challenge and opportunity where time passes quickly, no two weeks are the same, and the opportunities for trying new things for personal development are constant

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Generous discounts on hair & beauty products
  • Complimentary salon treatments