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Stead - Office Administrator - Leeds, England, UK

Karen Stead

Leeds, England, UK


Office Administrator

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History


From December 2013

Made redundant from Steam and Moorland Garden Centre.


April 2013 - September 2013

Due to my husbands' ill health the partnership of C M Stead Transport ceased trading so he is driving Lorries on PAYE via a driving agency so I am now unemployed.

Warehouse / Retail Assistant

Hopkinson & Sons

September 2013 - December 2013

t/a Steam and Moorland Garden Centre
Malton Road, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7JW

Title: Warehouse / Retail Assistant
Book in deliveries. Enter all deliveries on to computerised stock system. Check deliveries against purchase orders. Contact and sort out any discrepancies with both suppliers and originator of the purchase order. Raise Purchase order where necessary. Add and amend bar codes and items on computerised stock system. Serve Customers on the till. Help and advice customers on items in the shop. Clean and top up display stands and clothing rails. Answer customer queries and process orders by phone. Clean the customer toilets and hoover carpets in clothing area.

Part-time Shop Assistant

Eastgate Fisheries, Eastgate

July 2005 - February 2008

Duties: Prepare and serve fish and chips in take-away shop. Wait on tables serve and prepare meals in the adjacent café.

Self Employed Delivery Driver / Light Haulage Contractor

South Holme

May 2002 - April 2013

Southgate, Pickering, North Yorkshire

Title: Self Employed Delivery Driver / Light Haulage Contractor.
Working alongside my husband in all aspects of light haulage, ie.driving delivery vans, driving wide / abnormal load escort vehicle. Sourcing, pricing and booking work for the vehicles. Producing PODs and invoices for the work done.

Self Employed Delivery Driver

DHL, Clifton

May 2002 - June 2005

Duties: Daily pre 9am delivery run of clearing bags to various banks in York, Tadcaster and Whetherby areas. Adhoc deliveries in York, North, West and East Yorkshire areas.

Finance Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk

Railtrack National Logistics Unit

December 1997 - April 2002

3 rd Floor, Prudential House, 28-40 Blossom Street, York YO24 1GJ

Title: Finance Assistant / Purchase Ledger Clerk
Duties: Preparation and entering of invoices onto BMIS computerised accounting system, Filing, Cashier, Dealing with suppliers. Recording and dealing with customer enquiries.
Liaising with Head Office Finance Department to resolve customer queries.

Team Organizer

Prudential House

September 1997 - November 1997

Duties: Preparation of weekly engineering on-call rosters. Booking of hotel rooms, travel arrangements and function rooms for out side meetings. Checking and co-ordinating both staff and contractors expenses prior to submitting them to the finance department for payment. Sort and distribute the incoming mail. Daily cleaning and filling of coffee and vending machines within National Logistics Section of the building. Co-ordination of the diary for, and booking of internal meeting rooms. Ordering buffets for internal meetings. Co-ordination of diary for booking of departmental company vehicle. Booking of all servicing and repairs of departmental company vehicle. Checking and ordering all departmental stationery supplies.

Sep 97 - Nov 97 Railtrack National Logistics Unit, Prudential House, 28-40 Blossom St, York YO24

Title: Finance Assistant. (Short Term Temping via a York based agency) Duties: As per above.

Finance Assistant

Parliament Street

November 1996 - October 1997

Duties: Opening, sort and distribute incoming and outgoing mail. Entering invoices onto computerised accounting system. Producing and posting monthly customer invoices.

Trainee Manageress

Eastgate Fisheries, Eastgate

August 1995 - November 1996

Duties: Open and close shop at beginning and end of shifts. Prepare fish etc. for frying. Prepare and serve fish and chips in take-away shop. Organise staff to wait on tables, serve and prepare meals in the adjacent café.

Credit Control Clerk

Azlan, Auster Road, Clifton

December 1989 - July 1995

Duties: Chase outstanding invoices by phone working to a monthly collection target. Liaise between customers and salesmen to resolve any queries. Prepare and post monthly statements. Enter all payments received onto computerised accounting system.

Grade 2 Bank Clerk

Lloyds Bank Plc

July 1988 - November 1989

Duties: Various banking duties including Cashiering at the main branch, which also included opening and processing of the night safe. Standing orders clerk, setting up and cancelling of standing orders and direct debits. Records clerk, opening new accounts on a computerised system, taking required references. Closing accounts and transferring accounts to other branches and banks.
Sub branch cashier at both Heslington and Heworth which involved balancing the main till, ordering weekly cash requirements for both till and the cashpoint machine. Filling and balancing the cashpoint machine. Daily opening and processing of the sub branch night safe.

Credit Control Clerk

Sys Ltd, Manor Rd

April 1987 - June 1988

Duties:As per duties at Azlan but credit control was for both companies and was all done from the Wallington office. Plus lunchtime and some holiday cover of reception.

Exol Computer Systems Ltd
Title: Receptionist / Accountants Clerk
Duties: Answer Phone and ascertain details of customer problem and then distribute calls between the various software engineers. Enter all received payments onto computerised accounting system. Prepare and pay in banking. Liaise with salesmen at the Wallington office to resolve customer enquiries.
Left to move to North Yorkshire.

Grade 2 Bank Clerk

Various branches inc

August 1980 - March 1987

Cobham, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge and Hinchley Wood, Surrey

Title: Grade 2 Bank Clerk
Duties: As Per Lloyds Bank Plc. These included Cashiering etc at the sub branch on Queens Road as part of my time served at the Weybridge branch. I was also on the Cashiering branch relief team, which include covering branches such as Addlestone and Chertsey.
Whilst at Weybridge I also spent 8 months as Senior Machine Room Operator in charge of 5 staff and the general day to day running of the machine room.

Qualifications & Certifications

St. Andrews C of E Secondary School

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