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Senior Executive Assistant

Irwin & Dow

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: NP447-1135

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is a boutique, strategic advisory firm, with a presence in UAE, UK, and the US. They work with select clients, across a wide spectrum; UHNW family offices and sovereign wealth funds, however they also work with non-profit advocacy and research institutions as well global investment groups.

The role of Senior Executive Assistant will support the Senior Management and work directly with the C-Suite. Due to consultants, being based in several different countries, flexibility is essential in this role as there are considerable multi -time zone meetings that they require support with as well as extensive travel management. The role interfaces with high-profile clients and confidentiality and discretion is essential. Full administrative support across a wide scope is required, documentation, internal and external communication, organisation of events, namely investor roadshows and fundraising events and superb calendar management. Candidates must be superb communicators, with English spoken and written to native standard.


The ability to multi-task and work under pressure is essential for the position and the we are seeking someone who can fit in seamlessly with this outgoing and high energy team. A Bachelor’s degree is required and a minimum of at least four years’ experience in an EA role supporting senior management figures.

This is not a traditional 9-5 role and is unique by design. It is episodic in nature, with non-standardised working hours. We are seeking individuals who have a proactive approach who can work as well from home alone or within an office environment, surrounded by people.

This position can be based in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, as there will be travel on a regular basis between both Emirates, hence a car and driving licence are a must. Additionally, we are seeking candidates who have the flexibility to travel internationally, as and when required, post Covid crisis.

About the Company

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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