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 an incredibly busy team with day-to-day administration support, a successful desk assistant is an excellent multi-tasker and incredibly organised.
A desk assistant will often organise multiple diaries and feel comfortable co-ordinating complex and detailed travel itineraries. Their verbal and communication skills should be outstanding as they’ll be responsible for writing, proofing and distributing client packs, contracts and similar documentation.
A desk assistant position can be incredibly varied and is completely dependent on the needs of the business. When recruiting, we take the time to confirm what values you want your new starter to possess, alongside their professional qualifications and skills.
We look for candidates with sophisticated communication skills who aren’t afraid of conflicting workloads and client liaison. Detailed reference checks are standard procedure and we will endeavour to tailor the references to your unique requirements.
Tiger recruits desk assistants regularly and as such, we are very familiar with the diverse nature of the role’s job description. We typically look for candidates who have a minimum of two years’ experience, as this generally ensures they have a strong understanding of the role’s requirements. We will also discuss the opportunities for growth and look to hire candidates with the right level of experience to complement progression opportunities.
When recruiting for a desk assistant, we rely significantly on candidate referrals and our database. Once we have secured a candidate’s interest and fully assessed their experience and skills, we usually recommend a quick recruitment process to ensure ongoing availability.Desk Assistant Job Description Template