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Secretary to Regional Manager - Maternity Leave Contract

Administration - Other
Advertising End Date:
29 Nov 2019
Vacancy Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
Job Description
DPD has experienced exceptional growth being the fastest growing express parcel delivery company in the UK. We have been voted the nation’s favourite parcel carrier for the last 6 years and have a very clear strategy to support our enviable position. We will only deliver the best service, use the best technology and recruit and retain the best people in the industry.

Based from our Edinburgh Distribution Centre (EH28 8PW) our Regional Manager is looking for a top class Secretary to join him here at the Nation’s favourite parcel delivery company. We are looking for an excellent performer who has a creative flair and the ability to produce outstanding Presentations 

We’ll also expect you to display all the qualities required to provide a wide ranging and highly confidential senior level support service, including; 

  • Comprehensive diary and in-box management, booking travel and accommodation and managing other day to day communication
  • Being the first point of contact for general enquiries and where possible answer these queries
  • Provide Secretarial/Administrative service to the Regional Manager
  • Liaising with senior external and multi-national contacts with reference to projects and meetings
  • Managing escalations as appropriate on behalf of the Regional Manager with third party suppliers
  • Producing memos, letters, documents and minutes of meetings as required
  • Organising and planning events and meetings and diary management for the Region
  • Generating reports, proposals and presentations using Microsoft Office and Keynote

Working in an environment where working efficiently under pressure and at pace will be key to your success, you should be able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail and be able to manage workload that varies significantly day to day. In addition, we’ll also expect you to:

  • Have high level of PC/IT expertise, particularly in respect of Keynote or PowerPoint applications and the production of professional graphic presentations
  • Evidence of successfully working at a similar level in a large and growing business, whilst operating with absolute integrity, confidentiality and discretion.
  • First rate planning, organisation and communication skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Liaising with internal and external contacts in regards to projects and meetings


As well as a competitive salary you will have access to some other fantastic optional benefits such as Cycle2Work Scheme, Dining Cards, Holiday trading and discounts and savings on 1000’s of retailers.

There is a culture of recognition and reward within DPD with long-service awards, a special recognition programme for those individuals that go above and beyond, the DPD Personality of the Year and an award ceremony at our annual company conference attended by over 1,000 delegates