Board Level Personal Assistant - Skipton

The Coniston Hotel
Skipton, North Yorkshire
£20-25k subject to experience
Closing date
28 May 2021

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Board Level Personal Assistant - Skipton

The Coniston Hall Estate offers a fantastic opportunity for someone to join this diverse and rapidly changing rural estate. The Estate is home to The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa. In addition to The 71 bedroom 4 AA star hotel it also plays host to a wide array of activities on the 1,400 acre estate which includes; a state of the art spa, a Shooting Ground (CPSA Premier Plus standard), Archery, 4x4 Off-Road Experience, Holiday Cottages, Fly-Fishing on the 24 acre lake or River Aire. Alongside the traditional backbone of Agricultural and Residential tenancies.

We are a family run Estate which is privately owned by the Bannister family, who are very actively involved in the day to day running of the Estate, Hotel and wider offerings.

The position would be assisting The Hotels Chairman and involve engagement with the day to day running of the Principal Household. In addition working closely with estate employees and advisors as and when required.


The main aim of the role must be to provide administration support to a Board Level Director to include business and personal support. The role holder must be highly organised, with the ability to prioritise their workload and have the ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and discretion at all times. A key part of the role is to manage the diary of the director and to provide day to day administration support to the director and his family and assist in the running of the family home.

  • Reporting to: Director
  • Responsible for: n/a
  • Part time vacancy: Monday – Friday 08.30 -13.30 with flexibility
  • Salary: £20-25k subject to experience


  • Provision of consistently high-quality confidential administration support to the Director
  • Dealing with incoming post
  • Screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate
  • Managing the diary of the Director
  • Arranging meetings for the Director and communicating to and booking in required attendees
  • Provide help and assistance to all team members (in particular fellow Directors PA’s, Estate Staff and contractors)
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Provision of accurate minutes from meetings as and when required
  • Event planning and Administration duties
  • To remain at all times discreet and diplomatic and to maintain the highest levels of integrity and confidentiality
  • Book in travel arrangements for the director arrange accommodation and transport
  • Support the directors family as and when required
  • Book in personal appointments on behalf of the director
  • Support as and when required, working closely with Nick Bannisters PA
  • Any other business as required



  • Maintain and understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion at all times
  • Educated to ‘A’ level standard or the equivalent 
  • Experience of working as part of a team of people in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships with different organisations that the director is involved in
  • Detail conscious and accurate
  • Excellent I.T skills – Word, Excel and power point
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Passionate about providing excellent customer service
  • Able to work varied shift patterns


  • Previous experience of working in an administrative role in a four star hotel and conference venue

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