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The chief executive of an organisation is responsible for leading and co-coordinating activities in accordance with the organisation’s objectives and goals. They are usually responsible for the development of the business, the overall management and development of staff, the preparation of budgets and the reviewing financial matters alongside the board of directors, the liaising with shareholders and ensuring the high performance of the organisation
The role also involves effective reporting to the board of directors and the formulating of strategies to ensure the profitability of the organisation. Also, they will be required to analyse complex issues and troubleshoot effectively
Applicants for this role will need to demonstrate strong leadership skills and an enthusiasm for the organisation’s objectives. An ability to establish good working relationships with stakeholders and directors is also essential. A strong and in-depth understanding of business matters, the organisation’s industry, and relevant legislation is usually required as well as the ability to analyse and implement effective policies and procedures according to legislation
As this is a high level role requiring a highly experienced individual, the average salary applicants can expect is £90,000 per year.


Executives are responsible for having managerial or administrative authority inside a company. They usually team up with other professionals of the same area in order to perform various duties such as decision making processes, meetings with strategists, etc. There are different professionals working on this area including executive secretaries, executive office managers, executive search consultants, among others.

Professionals working on Executive area usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Implementing policies.
• Supervising different departments of the same company.
• Working on public relations projects.
• Teaming up with other professionals.
• Managing marketing projects.**


• Having interpersonal abilities.
• Having organisational skills.
• Being flexible and proactive.
• Having IT skills.
• Being able to work under pressure.
• Having problem solving abilities.
• Having math skills.
• Having good written and spoken communication.
• Being able to work alone or with a team.
• Being persuasive.


There are various academic qualification requirements on Executive area jobs depending on companies and posts offered. Generally speaking, various employers require GCSE´s (A
*-C) in Math and English as a minimum, but there are other cases where it is necessary to have a university degree, significant experience in this area and even a postgraduate qualification. Many applicants for this sector have a Higher National Diploma or Higher National Certificate in marketing, business, sales, or communications.

In the specific case of executive secretaries, candidates for those job placements usually have degrees related to business, secretarial administration or secretarial studies.  These courses require two A levels and five GCSE’s (A-C)/S grades.

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