PA/Secretarial Support *12 Month Fixed Term Contract*

Posting Date: 12 October 2017

Location: Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG

Company: Babcock

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Job Description:


In this role you will provide professional PA/ Secretarial support to a Director and his team.

Requirements of the Role:


To include but not limited to:


  • Prioritise workloads, meetings and items that require urgent attention.


  • Organise and prepare the necessary paperwork for meetings.


  • Dealing with issues in a Director’s absence, delegating to the Management Team as necessary.


  • Manage the appropriate diaries of Directors, using discretion to change appointments as priorities arise.


  • To manage e-mails and delegate actions as appropriate.


  • The first point of contact for visitors, customers, VIPs etc. either personally or on the telephone, portraying a professional image of the Company.


  • Ensuring that all arrangements are put in place for the arrival of visitors, including security, technology, together with domestic arrangements.


  • Making travel arrangements including itinerary, obtaining currency, organising flights, hotel accommodation etc. ensuring the most appropriate use of time.


  • Dealing with all incoming mail and wherever possible drafting responses and  delegating issues.


  • Preparation of documents/presentations as required and in a timely manner.


  • Responsible for confidential documentation.  Maintain related documents up to and including SA level of classification.


Behaviours and Requirements of the Role:


  • Advanced knowledge of MS applications, ie Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills, together with the ability to work in a professional and confident manner, maintaining confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Good working knowledge of Babcock Marine Division’s procedures, the Company organisation and business issues.
  • Excellent administration and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team, be flexible and have a background of working in team environments to provide Secretarial support.
  • Be able to work on own initiative
  • Motivated to deliver a professional service at all times
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Decisive
  • Excellent level of customer service


Qualifications & Requirements:


Minimum of 5 GCSE’s A* - C including English and Mathematics or equivalent.

NVQ 2  in Business and Administration

Have or be prepared to work towards an NVQ 3 Business and Administration




Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.




This position is within the Central business unit as a grade 1 which has a salary of £19,655 with DRDL Terms and Conditions.

Babcock offers the supportive environment you would expect from a FTSE 100 employer including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours (only non-industrials), career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams. Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts.




This role is based at Devonport Royal Dockyard which is located in the vibrant city of Plymouth, Devon. Plymouth is a city with a long and proud military history and more than its fair share of heritage.

There is something for everyone here; from a superb coastline if you are a water sports enthusiast or Dartmoor National Park if you enjoy hiking and climbing, or simply enjoy the fantastic scenery. For a great night out we have the historic Barbican area with its wide variety of bars, clubs and restaurants.

Company Information


This role is within the Marine & Technology Division. The Division employs over 9,000 highly skilled people and is the UK's leading naval support business. It draws on an unmatched range of engineering and technical skills in providing through-life services and deep maintenance to the Royal Navy's major warships and nuclear-powered submarines, in addition to operating a wide range of strategic shore-based naval support facilities.


Babcock is committed to having a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. To view our Diversity Statement Please click here.


We are also committed to honouring the Corporate Covenant and supporting the Armed Forces community. We recognised the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and country. To find out more please click here.


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As winner of the People Management Award at EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2012, our commitment to people and safety is second to none.


Application Information


Closing date: 21/09/2017


All applications should be made online. If you experience difficulties please visit

Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.


Please note that you will not be able to access the vacancy details after the closing date. If you are interested in this role then please keep a copy of the advert and any supporting documents for your records.


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Vacancy Contact Details


For more information about the role, please contact Jessica Fry in the HR Recruitment team on 01752 323307 (PC310).


Babcock is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation employing 35,000 people across the world. Babcock offer a hugely diverse number of career options.

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