Secretary - 11376

South East
Staff Grade 2
Fixed Term
Full Time
Administration / Corporate Support
£18,392 pro rata
This role will provide comprehensive secretarial and administration support to the two managers of the Thames Area Environment Management department and their team leaders.

The successful candidate’s duties will include:

- Management of the department managers’ inboxes and diaries
- Ensuring the managers are fully aware of all urgent and key actions
- Administration of executive correspondence and enquiries
- Administration of departmental inboxes related to waste and permitting
- Booking meetings and accommodation for senior staff
- Processing of orders, invoices and bills
- Recording minutes and actions from meetings.
- Providing cover and support to other area secretaries
The Environment Management department is responsible for a wide range of activities. These include monitoring of the environment, regulation of waste and industry, responding to pollution incidents as well as the management of local fisheries and biodiversity.
- Ability to carry out a combination of assigned tasks, mainly unsupervised, but guided.
- Ability to prioritise workload and adapt to changeable deadlines.
- Ability to manage a diary and perform administrative tasks
- Previous experience as a secretary or administrator is desirable
- You'll have excellent written and verbal communication skills
- You'll be confident in engaging with staff and members of the public over the phone or in person
- Experience using Microsoft Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
This is a fixed term role, up to the end of December 2020.
It will be based in our office in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. However the Environment Management department is also based in our office in Farnham (Hampshire) and Reading (Berkshire). The successful candidate will need to be able to travel to these locations.
For more information please contact Lucy Manzo or 07867 683715.

07/07/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
18 months
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If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.