Chamber Development Assistant & PA

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce

job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person (or persons – job share is available for suitable candidates), to join the team at Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. If you don’t know what we do our mission at the Chamber is simple; ‘To increase the prosperity of Cornwall & Isles of Scilly by making it easier to do business’ We’ve continued to grow over the years, both in terms of membership numbers and the range of activities and events we deliver, providing opportunities for you to raise awareness, develop contacts and establish new networks across the business community and public sector in Cornwall and beyond. This role is ideal for a new entrant who wants to be a part of an ever-expanding company making a real difference to the people and business community of Cornwall.

If successful, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the most significant business network in the UK and abroad, plus learn about exports and export documentation, manage the CEO and COO diaries and support our highly successful events. You must enjoy hard work and a real challenge (herding cats for example would be a great skill!). We look forward to your application – don’t worry if you don’t meet all of the criteria, full training will be provided in every aspect of the role.

This role is particularly suitable for a new entrant or for return to work candidates.

Job Description:

Ultimately, our Chamber Development Officer and PA should ensure efficient and smooth day-to-day operations for the Chamber team.


  • Answer and direct phone calls and take messages

  • Organise and schedule appointments for the CEO and COO

  • Undertake Export documentation (training provided)

  • Plan meetings and take detailed minutes

  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, and forms

  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports

  • Maintain filing system and intranet

  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers

  • Maintain contact lists and update CRM (Chambermaster)

  • Book travel arrangements

  • Submit and reconcile expense reports

  • Meet and greet visitors

  • Act as the point of contact for internal and external clients

  • Handle requests and queries from senior managers


  • Working knowledge of office equipment

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, in particular)

  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise work

  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to multi-task

  • Experience in an office environment would be a plus

This role is subject to a six-month probation period. The position is permanent and full time.

Normal working hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday including an unpaid 1-hour lunch break. Should working time outside these hours be required time off in lieu will be available.

The main place of work will be at the Chamber Offices on the Cardrew Industrial Estate in Redruth. Travel at the Chamber's expense may be required on an occasional basis.

The starting salary will meet the National Minimum/Living Wage.

Closing date for applications: 9am 23 April 2019

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

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contact information

business: Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
address: Cardrew House
Redruth, Cornwall TR15 1SP
phone: 01209216006 (Call Now)