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  • Divisional Admin Assistant - North

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Head Office Support & Admin
  • Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester
  • Salary: Excellent££ +benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 15-Nov-2018
  • Job reference: 18763

Job Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers and that’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make.  Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be.  If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home

We have exciting growth plans and, with this in mind, we’re looking to talk to candidates who would be interested in joining us as an Admin Assistant for our Northern Divsion.

We’re looking for someone who can support and help organise our senior leaderhsip team across the Northern Division.  Youl will be used to working on many things at once, be able to prioritize tasks effectively and manage a number of diaries and email accounts. 

We are looking for someone with a can do attitude, who is able to work on their own initiative and who is confident in building strong relationships with many stakeholders at varying levels.

Key responsibilities will include but not be limited to;

  1. Maintain the efficient flow of email on a day to day basis for the Regional Leadership team

  2. Control and successfully communicate the diary movements for the Leadership team, support in arranging travel and accomodation

  3. To provide a streamlined level of communication to stores relating to relevant Company and Divisional activity ensuring only business relevant information is forwarded (observing the need to prioritise on a urgent / important basis)

  4. Support the Leadership team with facilitating the preparation of the Regional meetings to include meeting content, agenda etc

  5. Actively support the team on an ad-hoc basis with business critical issues which require immediate input and review

  6. Working to a 12-month horizon, ensure all future Group and Company workload is planned in advance, keeping the team up to date with all forthcoming activity

  7. To support the team with the effective management of all company specific systems

  8. To actively encourage and seek out effective business relationships with key departments within the Group. Mandatory departments to include Employee Relations, Human Resources, I.T,  Finance and Central Operations

 Wickes provides own-brand home improvement products and is committed to strengthening its position as the destination DIY and Home Improvement store for DIYers and Tradespeople. No wonder they have been voted "Britain’s Favourite DIY Store" and continue to grow their Business.


Wickes are part of the Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials with over 20 different brands and over 28,000 employees we are able to offer long and varied career opportunities. We are committed to investing in your development and enabling you to fulfil your future career aspirations

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