Update 14.10.20: Applications now closed

PA and Project Manager to Alison Grade, Mission Accomplished Ltd.

The role is for upto 6 months from early October 2020 until March 31st 2021.

Rate: £1,700-2,000 per month for 4-5 days per week (according to experience).

This is a freelance role, based remotely and candidates are expected to have their own laptop / computer and broadband to enable them to deliver the services required.

What is the role?

The role is to support Alison Grade, Author of The Freelance Bible and founder of training and strategy consultancy Mission Accomplished.

Mission Accomplished has grown significantly over the last 6 months and Alison is now looking to consolidate her ad-hoc freelance project support into one role that supports her as both a PA and also supports the delivery of a number of client projects.

Mission Accomplished’s work is focussed on the Creative Industries – in particular the screen industries – and much of the client work is focussed in these sectors. Clients also include many HE and FE establishments across the UK as well as the West Midlands Creative Scale Up Programme and ScreenSkills. The company is based in Birmingham, West Midlands.

What skills / experience am I looking for?

The ideal person would be someone with a keen interest and/or knowledge of the screen sector and/or wider creative industries. It would be a bonus if they were based in the West Midlands area but that is not essential.

The role will be split between project management of client projects and PA work to support Alison and the operations of Mission Accomplished. The majority of the work supports training and development activities for our clients.

It would suit someone who has some experience of working in a TV/film production office as a production secretary or production co-ordinator or someone who is seeking to work in this area. And as this is an outward facing role, I am looking for someone who is a confident communicator both in writing and over the phone (and video calls).

Essential for the role:

Highly efficient PA and Project Manager with experience managing small business going through rapid growth;

Diary management;

Basic bookkeeping skills;

Confident with Microsoft Office and all the packages; able to produce high level documents and spreadsheets;

Project management skills; able to plan work through the business as well as manage multiple deadlines;

Powerful communicator; able to demonstrate ability to manage stakeholder relationships, sometimes complex, with ease;

Problem solver

Must be able to work under own initiative and uphold the Mission Accomplished values and ethos.

Desirable skills

Sector experience, preferably within Screen Skills;

Understanding of Higher Education/Further Education systems in addition to Creative Sector knowledge;

Application details:

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis as I am looking to engage the role ASAP.

Interviews will be conducted over Zoom.

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter detailing their experience for the role and their availability to: hello[at]alisongrade[dot]com

For more information about Alison and her work: