Project Assistant / Project Manager - London


Perrett Laver


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Role Managed by:

Katie Welsh

Senior Project Manager

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6266

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201


Primary Practice Group: Work for Perrett Laver

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date:

Perrett Laver has a global reputation for excellence, outstanding service and professionalism in executive search. These are key qualities that you will possess when joining us as a Project Manager. We are a fast growing company, with offices in Amsterdam, Glasgow, London, Dublin, Hong Kong, Sydney, Chicago, San Francisco, Vancouver and Washington D.C. We advise on leadership for educational, research, healthcare, non-profit and cultural organisations in over 50 countries worldwide.

In this vital role, you will be responsible for ensuring our clients, candidates and colleagues receive exceptional administration across all areas of the business. 

The main responsibilities of the post are outlined below. However, as with all employees of Perrett Laver, the willingness to be flexible and take on additional tasks and responsibilities when appropriate is essential.

  • Work closely with a Consultant and/or wider Project Management team to drive the search process and business development activity forward.
  • Take responsibility for the administrative management and communications with clients and candidates (across a portfolio of 15-20 projects).
  • Ensure our clients, candidates and colleagues receive exceptional administration.
  • Proactively  provide  business  development  support  to the wider Project Management team and consultants; 
  • Contribute to team spirit and work ethic, ensuring a high quality of Project Management Team output. 

You will be degree-educated and, as such, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. You are highly organised, with outstanding attention to detail; sharing our passion for consistently delivering excellent quality work with a strong customer service ethos. Highly developed interpersonal skills are essential, as well as the ability to liaise with individuals at the most senior level. Solutions-focused, and results-driven, you will thrive on challenge, remain calm under pressure, and handle all situations appropriately with care and integrity. As you will be at the heart of the business, it is crucial that you are positive, enthusiastic and a great team player, and yet highly capable of working independently.

Perrett Laver is an Employee Owned Trust; as well as notable opportunities for development, we offer world-class rewards and benefits package. Perrett Laver is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. The successful appointee would be based in London.

If the above description appeals to you, and you have a demonstrable interest in the sectors we serve, we would welcome your application. To apply, please send through your CV and covering letter to or click on 'Apply Now' (below). 

Please note that, due to the volume of applications, we will only notify shortlisted applicants.