Job Summary

PA/Secretary

Exeter | | Construction

Recruiter: Barratt Homes

What you'll be doing?

Within the Construction environment, think about buying materials, managing big projects, ensuring health and safety and customer service. At any given time, you'll find us working on some circa 400 developments in both towns and rural areas across the UK, and every one poses unique challenges. Some are from scratch on brownfield sites; others see us adapting existing buildings, like old factories or disused hospitals.

We need people who can bring us fresh ideas and imagination on one hand, and the commercial ability to manage people, budgets and costs on the other. It is testament to the professionalism of our construction teams that for an unprecedented thirteenth year, Site Managers have won more NHBC Pride in the Job Awards than any other housebuilder.

Reporting to the Construction Director to 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 Director to ensure that tasks such as, reports, incoming post and correspondence, management of diary/meetings schedule and email, etc., are dealt with efficiently.
Type letters, memos, Board Reports, schedules, etc., and follow up responses if required.
Liaise with internal customers to ensure a smooth workflow between departments and with Head Office.
Monitor costs incurred by the Department or Divisional Office.
Perform general office administration tasks as and when required to meet the needs of the department - e.g. faxing, 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.
Experienced audio typist, with 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
25 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 28 days)
Choice of Flexible Benefits
Enhanced Family Friendly Policies More

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