PA/Secretary to Managing Director - Based in Watford

Home Counties
Hours Per Week:
Vacancy Type:
19 Aug 2022
Salary Details:
What you'll be doing?

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will support them in fulfilling their responsibilities, contributing to the overall success of the business through the provision of efficient and effective administrative support.

You will be expected to:

  • Work closely with the Managing Director to ensure that tasks, such as, reports, incoming post and correspondence, management of diary/meetings schedule and email, etc., are dealt with efficiently
  • Supervise Departmental PA’s/Secretaries and Receptionists
  • Manage arrangements for meetings, refreshments, travel, social events, etc
  • Office maintenance – office cleaners and window cleaners, ensuring offices and other areas are clean/tidy, general office environment
  • Writing letters, memos, Board Reports, schedules, etc., follow up and collate responses if required
  • Liaise with internal customers to ensure a smooth flow of information and work between departments and with Head Office
  • Perform general office administration tasks as and when required to meet the needs of the Division – e.g. filing, photocopying, dealing with telephone calls
  • Provide other appropriate ad hoc duties, and administrative support for other departments, as and when required.
What you'll need?

To be successful you will have:

  • Experience of working in a secretarial/admin role
  • Intermediate to advanced level of proficiency with MS Office programs and a good standard of written English.  Ability to generate professional correspondence unaided
  • Self–disciplined, with demonstrably good time management skills and the ability to manage a number of priorities
  • Ability to multi-task, and work efficiently and accurately under pressure
  • Team player, supportive of colleagues
  • Professional and pleasant manner in dealing with internal and external customers
  • Excellent telephone skills.
Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

 We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.

As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Annual Health Assessment
  • Private Medical Insurance - Single Cover
  • 26 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 29 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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