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Zara Balfour

Zara Balfour

Director

Zara brings with her more than 11 years in Human Resources and Administration across internal and agency positions with exposure to Financial, Legal and Professional Services. Based in Hong Kong for the last 8.5 years and previously in Sydney, where she focused purely on Secretarial and Administration hires for over 3 years, Zara has recruited extensively for both HR and Administration roles across APAC, Europe and America.

As a Director at Charlotte Frank, Zara heads up our Legal division as well as partnering with Tanya Knott to cover our core Financial Services business. She covers positions across all levels, including hybrid roles and C-Suite. She believes in the importance of executing sound hires both professionally and culturally, the value that comes with managing and developing existing talent and building long lasting relationships.

Zara’s experience, high energy, passion, warmth, creativity and adaptability make her the perfect partner for any client or candidate and we are delighted to have her as part of our CF family.

Latest Jobs

  • Team Support

    ​This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced candidate to join a boutique asset management firm as a team secretary for their middle office group. This role will see you supporting a team of eight. The right candidate will be able to work and thrive in a fast paced and dynamic environment and always up for a challenge! ​ Responsibilities: Coordinate team schedules and client meetings Manage staff travel and accommodation as required Work closely with office administrators from our other offices and countries Manage accommodation for visitors from other offices Prepare PowerPoint presentations and various Microsoft office documents Support one-off activities such as conference attendance,  team events ​ Requirements: Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills Friendly and polished when answering phones and greeting visitors Self-starter with ability to multi task while prioritising and working to deadlines Highly organised a...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Salary:
    N/A
    Job Ref:
    ZB/10608
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  • Paralegal - Capital Markets

    ​Our client is a leading international law firm in Hong Kong and is looking to expand their Capital Markets team. If you are a dynamic Paralegal looking for a move then please get in touch if the following details fit your experience: ​ Responsibilities: To perform legal research and prepare legal memoranda To assist the Associates and Partners in the management of complex documents To participate in due diligence and be central point of coordination Full Paralegal support to busy, fast paced and experienced international team ​ Requirements: Bachelor Degree in Law PRC Bar qualification or foreign law qualification an advantage Preferably with prior experience in Capital Markets 2-5 years’ experience essential The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills, with fluent English and Mandarin A great ‘can do’ attitude with warm personality will fit well with the team ​ For further details please contact Zara Balfour at + 852 ...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Salary:
    N/A
    Job Ref:
    ZB/11969
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  • Legal Secretary (Corporate)

    Our client is a prestigious and long-established law firm with several offices around the world. They are now seeking an up-and-coming junior Legal Secretary to support their Corporate practice. This is a fantastic opportunity that will allow you to connect with industry leaders and professionals to further propel your career. Responsibilities: Work as part of a team to deliver and provide seamless secretarial and administration solutions to assigned practice group fee earners Manage the end-to-end billing process using the internal financial system and ensuring timesheets are accurately recorded and up-to-date on behalf of fee earners Coordinate meetings and conference calls, ensuring rooms and conference facilities are booked, liaising with attendees if necessary Plan and manage complex travel arrangements, producing detailed itineraries and preparing key documents such as visas and any related correspondence Prepare, format, proofread, amen...

    Job Type:
    Permanent
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Salary:
    N/A
    Job Ref:
    ZB/11960
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