Personal Driver / Executive Assistant

  • Not Disclosed
  • Westmeath, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • 19/03/2021
Full time, Permanent Admin-Clerical Event Management Professional Services Transportation Web / Social Media

Job Description

 

            

 

We are looking for a polished, ultra-discreet personal driver. Must seriously commit to protecting every aspect of the confidentiality of the Principal. Must be professional, enthusiastic, smart, and committed personal driver. As a personal driver, you must be an organized creative self-starter with a “whatever it takes attitude”. We are looking for someone who can build a relationship with the Principal. The candidate will be proactive, able to anticipate Principal’s needs and provide exceptional service in a timely manner. Privacy, discretion, and loyalty are paramount for this position. Qualified candidates pay close attention to details, possess a positive, upbeat attitude and can work independently.

Primary role:

As a personal driver you must be flexible and reliable. An ideal candidate must be able to possess good communication skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team when it is required. You will be expected to be mannerly and courteous in all driving and non-driving situations. All passengers will commit to regular Covid screening.

Full-time (Saturdays or Sundays may be required, plus 3-4 weekdays, on call as needed)
Competitive Comp and Excellent Benefits.

Driving Tasks

  • This person will be the ultimate go-to person for the Principal’s fast paced schedule
  • Safely drive the principal’s and guests to occasions
  • Loading and unloading principal’s and guest’s possessions, as required
  • Travelling via the most efficient routes, unless otherwise directed
  • Complying with road regulations at all times
  • Proactive and able to anticipate principal’s needs and provide exceptional service in a timely manner
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and ensuring that guests identities and conversations remain confidential
  • Calm, rational behaviour and attitude under stressful conditions are attributes of a professional
  • Actively look for ways to improve principal’s experience
  • Must be able to follow instructions and requests
  • Keeping the vehicles immaculate inside and out and keeping in contact with team members regarding itineraries, logistics, travel times, and location
  • Confidently manage emergencies.

Assistant Tasks

This is very much a hybrid role. While driving is the primary function, there are also important administrative responsibilities:

  • Time management including keeping track of diary appointments
  • Polite and professional communication via phone and email
  • Supports team by performing tasks related to organisation and strong communication.

Top Skills/ Experience

  • 1-2 years’ experience as a Personal Driver/ Chauffeur
  • Recent experience driving for high profile Principals or C-Level Executives a must. Cool, calm demeanour
  • Service oriented, flexible and able to accommodate spontaneous changes to routines and plans.
  • Long-term intent
  • Able to work legally in Ireland, with a valid passport, driver’s license, spotless driving record, and clear criminal record
  • Expert in electronic navigation systems and smartphones
  • Proficient in MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Great interpersonal skills
    • Dependable - more reliable than spontaneous
    • Adaptable/flexible - enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
    • Detail-oriented - quality and precision-focused
    • People-oriented - supportive and focused with great interpersonal skills

What will set you apart:

  • Experience working with high profile clients and professionals
  • Experience working in an office environment a plus
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to help teams succeed
  • Takes ownership of tasks and time
  • Attention to detail
  • Drive for continuous improvement and efficiencies beyond own scope of responsibility

 

Please Note: applications without accompanying cv's will not be considered.