Executive PA - French Speaking

 Location: Edinburgh
 Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
 Job type: Permanent
 Closes: closed

Meraki Talent is currently recruiting for a skilled Executive French speaking PA, on behalf of our client, a highly regarded global company based in the city centre. This is an initial 15 month fixed term contract with the potential of becoming permanent depending on business needs. An essential requirement for this PA role is being fluent in French, Dutch would also be advantageous.   Supporting the Department Head, this role is most suited to an Executive PA who enjoys extensive diary management, organising global travel, producing & translating reports/contracts and coordinating meetings/video conferencing with global counterparts.  Only candidates who have solid Executive PA experience gained within a global firm, fluency in French (Dutch desirable ) and able to commit to the full duration will be considered.  In return, my client offers a highly competitive salary, bonus and benefits package.  

Hours: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Responsibilities of the Executive PA:

  • Diary management for the Department Head
  • Organising  UK & Global travel, obtaining travel Visa’s and producing detailed travel itineraries
  • Organising all internal/external meetings both in person and via video conferencing
  • Production of meeting action notes, distributing and following up on all set actions
  • Preparing general correspondence, reports and ad hoc presentations
  • Producing and translating contracts
  • Expense management
  • Maintaining the confidential filing within the Executive Office
  • Assisting with all other ad hoc support

Background of the Executive PA:

  • Recent and up to date PA experience supporting within a global organisation – essential
  • Fluent in French  (Both written & verbal) – Essential
  • Extensive Diary Management using Outlook
  • Extensive experience organising UK & Global travel – essential
  • Accustomed to managing last-minute diary and travel changes – essential
  • Fluent in Dutch – desirable
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Expert in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organised


To be considered for this vacancy you must meet the full criteria above.  Due to the high numbers of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Is this job for you? Sarah wants: PA, EA, French, Dutch, Diary Management, Global Travel, MS Office Suite


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Associate Director - Business Support

Sarah Galley

Sarah is one of the founding members of Meraki Talent and specialises in business support recruitment, covering a range of temporary, contract and permanent roles for office support, HR support and customer operations. Sarah really enjoys delivering a fully consultative approach to her candidates/ clients; providing career guidance, advice on CV layout/content, conducting interview preparation coaching, drafting job descriptions and providing market intel/salary bench marking. With 17 years’ experience recruiting throughout Edinburgh and central Scotland, she is known as the “go to” person for executive PA and EA hiring.