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Hegarty - Typist - Londonderry, UK

Karen Hegarty

Londonderry, UK


I have worked within a Health & Social Care Trust for nearly 20yrs. I am currently employed as an Administrator. I have extensive experience in secretarial roles and office management, and also experience in supervision of staff. I have a typing speed of over 70wpm and have the software/equipment available at home to complete audio transcription.



Work History

Personal Secretary

Foyle Health & Social Services Trust

From October 2009

Family Support Team
Family & Childcare Prog.
Foyle Trust

Providing secretarial support to six social workers and one team leader. Daily duties would include the management of petty cash - reimbursing float, typing, filing, answering telephone, photocopying, faxing, binding, opening and recording mail, completing timesheets for Family Aides, ordering and maintenance of stationery/stock. Other duties would include designing presentation material for the various groups which are facilitated by the team.

5 January 1998

Part-Time As & When Receptionist

Foyledoc & Roedoc GP Emergency Services

From October 2009

Great James Street Health Centre & Limavady Health Centre

This was a part-time as and when position. The job entailed providing support to permanent staff when off on annual leave/sick leave. Duties included answering telephone and dealing with queries from patients. This information would be inputted onto computer and relayed to the doctor on call for the area. In the Limavady area these duties would also have included allowing access to patients into health centre when an appointment had been made and telephoning chemists giving details of prescriptions.

Clerical Officer

Foyle Health & Social Services Trust

August 2000 - May 2005

Support Services Dept.
Birch Villa
Gransha Park
Clooney Road

Providing clerical and admin. support to Support Services Department. Duties would include typing, photocopying, filing, answering telephone. Throughout my employment with this Department I would also have provided support to the Support Services Supervisors in providing cover for staff when on annual leave/sick leave. I also had responsibility for organising movement of furniture and equipment within Foyle Trust area through portering activities. Within the time frame of being employed in this Department I also helped to submit a tender and implement the new contract within Foyle Trust. I had sole responsibility for ordering and checking stock of stationery equipment and uniforms for members of staff.

Temporary Clerical Officer

Foyle Health & Social Services Trust

October 1995 - January 1998

Leaving/After Care Team
Fort James
15 Ardmore Road

Providing secretarial and admin. support to a team of social workers within the Family & Childcare Programme. My duties included answering telephone, photocopying, typing, ordering stock, management of petty cash float, updating/maintenance of Safe Register and arranging meetings.

19 June 1995

Full-Time Sales Assistant/Supervisor

Clooney Road

From September 1995


The duties involved within this role included packing shelves, handling large amounts of cash, serving customers, dealing with complaints, checking deliveries, checking work of junior members of staff.

June 1993
May 1995

Western Health and Social Care Trust

From June 1995

Part-Time Sales Assistant

Clooney Road

January 1988 - June 1993

Greysteel This was a part-time position and duties were as outlined above in full-time position. January 1988 June 1993


Qualifications & Certifications

LCCI Private Secretary's Certificate

Limavady College of Further & Higher Education

Limavady Grammar School

Limavady Grammar

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