Assistant needed for LLG…

by Sasha Wilkins on June 9, 2014 · 8 comments

THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT APPLIED: WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY.

 

With Emily’s departure to the world of restaurants and cookery, I am looking for some paid temporary help in my office over the summer, until we appoint two new members of staff in September. (We don’t use interns here.) The successful candidate may, of course, apply later for one of the open positions.

The position is to start as soon as possible. (All applications to be received by close of play on Wednesday 11 June.)

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

I am looking for a part-time & self-employed all rounder to provide both editorial & PA support across all my company’s responsibilities (blog, digital media, book, shoots, events, consultancy, content creation, journalism). This is a paid position, based in central NW1, and the candidate will ideally be based in the immediate or surrounding area.

Maybe you are someone with part time commitments elsewhere? Or a student looking for summer work? The role is 20hrs a week ostensibly as 4hrs a day, 5 days a wk, but this may be flexible depending on my workload & your situation. i.e. maybe 3 hours one day, & none the next, and often will involve remote working, as I travel frequently.

The position is wide-ranging, requiring a discreet, motivated, meticulous self-starter who is flexible and happy to speak up, contribute ideas, and to use their initiative. They will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

The editorial support will include basic photo editing, researching fashion content & fact checking, calling-in for shoots, newsletter creation, basic PowerPoint slide creation, scanning, liaising with PRs, and regularly updating an EPK. External attendance at shoots and other events is sometimes necessary, although this is unlikely to be outside normal office hours. Edited to add: I create all content on LLG, so this is not a writing role, bar caption creation.

The PA tasks will cover, most importantly, managing the sometimes overwhelming office email inbox, as well as diary-keeping, office organisation, database input & management, and making appointments. It may also include basic expenses, errands, booking couriers, liaising with clients and booking travel arrangements.

The successful candidate must have a good understanding of blogs, Twitter, Facebook & other digital platforms including Instagram, YouTube & Pinterest, but I am NOT looking for a fashion blogger for this position.

This is not an intern or work experience position, and the candidate must have previous employment experience in a relevant field. Previous positions (and they can have been internships) in any of these fields would be particularly attractive: fashion, digital, publishing, PR, marketing, production.

The position is to start ASAP. (Although this can be flexible for the right candidate.) I am most definitely an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from every one. (But I’m afraid the office is accessed up a steep flight of stairs.)

Please email a covering letter and a full resume to the office at: contact [at] LibertyLondonGirl.com

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peoplecanseeyou June 10, 2014 at 19:22
Sasha Wilkins June 10, 2014 at 19:26

It’s a part time job, you complete moron. And, given that I am one of the very few people who refuse to have interns or work experience, and actually pay my assistants properly, this is a bit rich, frankly.

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Jo June 10, 2014 at 19:45

That is a very threatening name used, peoplecanseeyou. How bizarre you are. Is this not harassment? And also, why would the person be ‘falsely’ self-employed as opposed to actually self-employed?

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Clare June 10, 2014 at 23:56

@Jo:

I think ‘false self-employement’ is being used as a term to describe where a person is ostensibly self-employed but in fact does all their work for one client, usually at that client’s workplace, but as the client does not have an employer-employee relationship with them the client doesn’t pay benefits and the ‘falsely’ self-employed person has no security – ie things that have been hard fought for and hard won. And it can be full or (pace LLG) part-time. It’s been a massive grey area for a long time.

However it’s clearly not what LLG is doing here. She’s clear it’s a short term contract to buy in particular skill sets to deliver particular services.

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Serena June 11, 2014 at 09:41

People aren’t very subtle with their trolling although I do think you might find it easier to get someone if you employed them/sorted the tax etc for them.
None of our part-timers or our seasonal staff would be able or willing to take on the responsibilities for limited hours and/or relatively low pay.

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Sasha Wilkins June 12, 2014 at 11:24

Dear Serena

It would probably be best not to pontificate when you are not in possession of all the facts.

Kind regards, LLG

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Sasha Wilkins June 12, 2014 at 14:18

THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT APPLIED: WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY.

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CityBushIsland June 12, 2014 at 23:17

Why oh why do people assume the worse case scenario when they are not in possession of the facts? If you read LLG then you get a sense of the kind of person Sasha is, in essence, straightforward and honest to a fault. In any case if you don’t know then don’t judge!

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