Holker Estate Company Ltd

An exciting opportunity for a highly organised Secretary to take up a busy secretarial and administrative role in the South Lakes, providing full support to the office’s Executive Assistant. This role comes with an abundance of variety, working across many of the diverse areas of this family-owned group of businesses. Integrity, discretion, and the ability to work on their own and as part of a team are essential, whilst ensuring a professional, diplomatic, courteous and friendly contribution.

This is an opportunity to work in an active environment. The role that will suit a positive and enthusiastic person with a can-do attitude, who wishes to advance their secretarial career.

The role will be varied and busy and will include, but is not limited to:

  • Collating reports, presentations, Management and Board Meeting papers
  • Complex business and personal diary management, including effective and cost-efficient travel planning, currency provision, accommodation, visas and associated travel documentation
  • Assisting in the implementation of and support with hosting bespoke events – fundraising dinners, private events, Trustee/Ministerial visits
  • There may be a requirement to work over the race days at Cartmel Racecourse each season
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • Upkeep of critical Licenses and numerous Memberships
  • Credit card and petty cash reconciliations
  • Effective management of filing system
  • Ordering stationery and office supplies as required
  • Holiday cover

The successful applicant must have:

  • Effective communication skills, written and oral, and an excellent understanding of Microsoft Office and all virtual platforms
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to the role, which may include some evenings and Bank Holidays
  • The ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines, being highly organised, efficient and accurate, with the added ability of being able to multitask
  • The ability to be public facing at events organised by the Office and within the Group
  • The ability to use own initiative whilst taking relevant cognisance
  • The ability to think ahead and anticipate needs
  • The ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters
  • A clean UK driving licence

What we offer:

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free Tickets to Cartmel Races for you and 1 guest
  • Free Tickets to Holker Hall and Gardens and events
  • Discounted food and drinks in our Holker Hall & Gardens Courtyard Café
  • Discounted products from Burlington Slate Limited
  • Discount at the local Lake District produce shop – A Days Walk
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Core hours: Monday – Friday 9am–5pm
Salary: Competetive, dependent on experience

To apply for this job email your details to jessica@holker.co.uk.