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Personal Assistant

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Personal Assistant to join our business to provide support to a key member of our Contact Management Centre (CMC) leadership. This is a full time permanent position based in our offices in Stafford (ST18 9AR) or Widnes (WA8 8HS) with travel required to support the leaders.

The role itself will consist of;

Diary management – including internal & external meeting coordination, together with preparing information and documentation required for meetings. This may also include providing ad-hoc diary support to CMC leadership team members during holiday / absence periods.

Communication – monitor inbox and respond appropriately; develop a process that enables PA to respond and alert to anything potentially critical. Part of the role is to draft email and letter responses for approval and to receive, vet, respond to and, wherever necessary, re-direct both internal and external telephone calls.

General Administration – such as completing expenses forms and submitting appropriately. Reviewing invoices and liaise with the appropriate members of the department to gain the authorisation to approve. Administer the holiday / absence system resolving any structural issues within the system and responding to requests in a timely manner. Reviewing organisation charts regularly to ensure they are up to date and accurate. The booking of any travel requirements, hotel accommodation, off site events through the appropriate route e.g. Capita. Progress actions where possible, keep a record of actions from meetings and chase where necessary

To be successful in this role we are looking for a proactive and experienced PA that has ideally had experience supporting a ‘Head of...’ or ‘Director’ level. You must also be highly PC literate with excellent verbal and numeracy skills and above all excellent attention to detail. You will be expected to cope with a high and diverse workload and you will be expected to use initiative rather than rely solely of the direction of their immediate line manager at all times.

In addition to a competitive salary and an exciting working environment, other benefits include a holiday allowance which starts at 22 days per year (increasing with service), share save scheme, discretionary annual bonus, staff discount in the Argos/Habitat/Sainsbury’s stores and company pension scheme.

Argos is currently leading the way as a multi-channel digital retailer. With over 800 stores, one of the most visited websites in the UK and our Fast Track proposition, Argos currently is at the forefront of the retail world with a market leading proposition. Now Argos is part of Sainsbury’s there has never been a more exciting time to join the business. With so much opportunity now is the time to apply and start your new journey with us.

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