Part- Time Personal Assistant to Managing Director - Commercial

Job details

  • Reference: TT-JY-IDO1F79
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week, flexible for 3 full days or 4/5 shorter days
  • Location: Leicester (map)
  • Salary: £28,000 pro-rata'd to part-time


Due to the continued sales growth and expansion of the commercial division of the Topps Tiles Plc Group, we have an exciting opportunity to recruit an experienced Personal Assistant into this fast paced environment working directly with the MD. As PA to the MD, your role will be to support the MD’s activities within Topps Tiles Plc Group, Parkside and Strata teams to drive profitable sales in the commercial specification tile market. Our Parkside and Strata businesses are rapidly growing as we aim to be #1 in the commercial specification market and this is a great time to join us and be a part of it.


  • Part time role supporting MD to further build the commercial sales business
  • Helping drive the profitability of the business unit into 2020
  • Supporting cost management and simplification
  • Helping drive pace and decision making in the business
  • To build understanding of the commercial Tile business and Topps Tile PLC Group
  • Build effective relationships with key stakeholders across the Group functions


The Role:

  • Diary management for MD
  • Attending and minute taking in Parkside Ceramics Ltd and Strata Tiles Ltd Board meetings, producing board packs and Powerpoint presentations
  • Planning and attending meetings with management in other sales companies
  • Liaising with the senior team within the Group as required
  • Responsible for managing external contacts and communicating with them regularly on behalf of the MD
  • Expenses management and reporting controls including producing construction industry reporting (CPA, ONS, Glenigans data)
  • Weekly reporting and monthly reporting including insights coordination, using Excel
  • Staff engagement agenda and organising team social events
  • Supporting with office management for the Enderby support office
  • Liaison with CEO / CFO PA


The Person:

  • Experienced Personal Assistant essential, ideally with experience at a senior level
  • Confident multi tasker
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Energetic with a ‘can do’, positive attitude
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office packages to a good standard (Word, Excel and Powerpoint particularly)
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships at all levels
  • High level of professionalism and discretion
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Able to deal with setbacks
  • Drives trust and engagement


This role may involve occasional travel to Guildford, but will predominately be based at our Head Office in Grove Park, Enderby. There is flexibility regarding which days you work, for example 3 days, 8.30-5.00 or shorter days spread across 4 or 5 days. This can be discussed at application stage.


Salary: £15,000-17,000 per annum based on a 22.5 hour working week


A career with Topps Tiles

There's plenty about Topps Tiles that might surprise you. Like the fact that you don't need to be a DIY or tile expert to work in one of our stores or Head Office.


A competitive salary.

Bonus and uncapped commission schemes (dependent on your role) that run four times a year, helping you to share in our success.

A generous staff discount scheme allows you to make purchases from our stores at below market price.

Enhanced maternity/adoption and paternity pay, and childcare vouchers.

A ShareSave scheme that allows you to invest in us and share our success.

Pension & Life Assurance schemes with company contributions available to help you provide for your retirement.

A wide range of discounts with selected companies including discounts on insurance, holidays and retail vouchers.

Holiday entitlement that increases with length of service.