Gulf Keystone Petroleum

Executive Assistant & Investor Relations Coordinator

Pay: Competitive

About us

Gulf Keystone Petroleum (“GKP”) is a leading mid-cap oil & gas company listed in London. We are the operator of the Shaikan Field, one of the largest developments in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Our strategy is to drive profitable production growth from the staged development of the Shaikan Field while more than halving our carbon intensity and balancing growth with distributions to shareholders. We are a responsible energy company developing natural resources for the benefit of all our stakeholders, delivering social and economic benefits by working safely and sustainably with integrity and respect.

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What we are looking for

We are currently looking to appoint an Executive Assistant & Investor Relations Coordinator, reporting into the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). You will provide dedicated administrative support to the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer (“CCO”) and their direct managers, while supporting the Head of Investor Relations to manage GKP’s investor relations and communications programme. 

Your specific responsibilities will be as follows: 

Executive Assistant responsibilities

  • Proactive diary management and arrangement of meetings
  • Travel planning and booking including flights, hotels, conferences, training, arranging visas
  • Liaison with partners, clients, consultants and sub-contractors as required
  • General administration including preparation of reports, dealing with mail and telephone queries
  • Expenses reporting and financial approvals process for the CFO and CCO Departments
  • Other ad hoc projects including research work, compiling data and information sheets 
  • Administer branding materials for London office
  • Attend and take minutes at weekly CFO direct report and other meetings 
  • PA/Admin on Crisis Management Team rota 
  • Organise CFO & CCO social events 

Investor Relations Coordinator responsibilities

  • Manage timetable for IR projects, such as financial results, by coordinating internal / external meetings and helping to ensure deadlines are met
  • Support organisation of investor meeting programmes at conferences and on investor roadshows, preparing schedules, investor briefing notes and travel
  • Manage IR project logistics, in particular webcasts for virtual events and guest lists, venue hire, catering, printing and travel for in-person events 
  • Source and chase down information from internal and external parties for IR projects and materials 
  • Manage GKP’s website, uploading new information in conjunction with website service provider, particularly for Investors section
  • Manage GKP’s social media channels, uploading content and downloading relevant analytics
  • Manage the upload of Regulatory News Announcements (“RNS”), on occasion out of hours if required
  • Support management of IR CRM system, uploading and downloading meeting notes and analytics as required to support investor targeting
  • Draft and distribute IR updates internally, such as monthly share register analysis and media monitoring
  • Monitor Outlook inboxes for media / investor enquiries and draft replies for regular and generic requests
  • Interact with IR service providers, helping to ensure effective delivery and timely renewal of contracts
  • Support Head of IR to update sell-side analyst Excel document through regular input of data


The right person for this role

  • Previous experience as an Executive Assistant or Administrator in a professional, corporate environment, preferably at a listed company or working with listed company clients
  • Previous experience in Investor Relations Coordination
  • Understanding of oil and gas industry would be preferred
  • Experience of coordinating travel itineraries, meetings, events and diary management
  • Strong MS Office skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and confident user of information technology/systems
  • Previous experience of managing CRM tools
  • Previous experience contributing to presentations and written reports
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with passion for building relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with ability to prioritise and problem solve using initiative to meet deadlines
  • Flexible with helpful, enthusiastic and tenacious attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Eye for detail and uncompromising focus on quality
  • Keen desire to develop professionally


What we offer

Competitive salary and benefits package including but not limited to private medical & health cash plan, life assurance, income protection, critical illness, health screening, a well-being subsidy and 25 days of annual leave. You will also participate in the Company’s annual bonus scheme and Long Term Incentive Plan.


Place and hours of work

Your normal place of work will be the Company’s offices in London. Currently, the company offers a flexible working arrangement enabling employees to work remotely three days a week, although this may evolve in the future.

Date posted: 14 July, 2022

Further information

If you would like to be considered, please send your CV with a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role to as soon as possible (deadline Friday 29 July 2022).

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