Internal Recruiter / Recruitment Administrator / Secretary / Executive Assistant


Seeking a change from Agency recruitment. Dedicated and hardworking, fast learner and happy to roll up my sleeves and help where needed. Strong organisational and communication skills. Definite people's person, strong personality.

Work History


March 2012 - July 2013

Recruitment Consultant

May 2012 - July 2013

* Calling clients for potential specs and cold calling
* Working job specs
* Matching the candidates skills and expertise with the appropriate job spec
* Writing adverts and placing them online on PNet, Career Junction and Gumtree
* Interviewing candidates face to face and telephonically
* Calling for candidate references
* Marketing of candidates
* Booking candidates for interviews with clients and sending confirmation, company information and directions for them to prepare
* Performing various searches in order to identify candidates on our existing database as well as PNet and Career Junction
* Client visits

Recruitment Network Marketing Support Consultant

March 2012 - May 2012

* Online document management
* Telephonic cold calling and marketing
* Placing online ads
* Calling for candidate references
* Searching for prospective Clients and job specs
* Searching for prospective candidates
* Matching the candidates skills and expertise with the appropriate job spec and forwarding the appropriate candidates to consultants
* Creating a client contact database with FileMaker Pro
* Putting procedures into place

Reason for wanting to leave: Would like to move into an internal recruitment role and seeking financial stability

Recruitment Consultant


November 2010 - January 2012

* Searching for prospective Clients and job specs
* Going on client visits
* Telephonic cold calling and marketing
* Placing ads
* Interviewing and screening candidates
* Calling for candidate references
* Online document management

Reason for leaving: Financial problems within the company - Resigned due to non-payment

Hosken Consolidated Investments Ltd

August 2010 - November 2010

Seeking employment
Hosken Consolidated Investments Ltd

Executive Secretary to CEO & Financial Executive

Management - Outlook

January 2010 - July 2010

* Electronic diary and meeting Management - Outlook
* Responsible for screening all telephone calls including CEO & Financial Executive's direct lines, including sitting on switchboard every second day
* Meet and greet of external guests
* Booking of internal and external meetings and meeting rooms
* Preparing video conferences and telephone conferences
* Printing all documentation for meetings
* Completion and submission of Financial Executive's monthly expenses
* Filing, faxing, scanning & courier of signed documents
* Booking flights, hotels & transport - nationally and internationally
* All personal tasks i.e. sending cars to be serviced, paying personal bills/fines/accounts, booking family flights & accommodation etc.

Reason for leaving: Contract position

Aug 2009 - Jan 2010: Permanently returned to SA and job hunting

Senior Secretary to Lead Consultant Plastic Surgeon

St George's Hospital (UK)

March 2008 - June 2009

2 Consultant Plastic Surgeons & 3 SHOs & 3 Registrars - Plastics Departments
* Electronic diary and meeting Management - Outlook
* Audio typing and typing and printing of letters to patients and GP's
* Dealing with telephone calls and enquiries by patients and GP's
* Taking and typing up of minutes for monthly meeting and distribution to all staff
* Ordering and collection of patient notes and online tracking of patient details
* Maintaining electronic filing and paper filing systems
* Downloading electronic dictations
* Ordering of stationery for office

Reason for leaving: Returning home to South Africa

Various Temp Assignments

January 2008 - December 2008

2008 (UK)


Close Ventures

February 2008 - February 2008

PA to Director - IT Department

Takeda Pharmaceutical UK

January 2008 - February 2008

Executive Assistant

Edward W Kelley & Partners

February 2007 - December 2007

to 3 Managing Directors
* Electronic diary and meeting room management - Outlook
* Responsible for drafting written correspondence to corporate companies
* Responsible for screening all telephone calls, including switchboard and MD's direct lines
* Organising candidate interviews and client meetings
* Researching and booking hotel and travel arrangements for MD's, clients and candidates
* Meet and greet of external guests, clients and candidates
* Preparation of confidential candidate reports, client presentations and job specifications
* Ensuring invoices are processed and sent out to clients on time and following up overdue payments with appropriate client contacts and their accounts departments
* Completion and submission of MD's monthly expenses
* Maintain electronic filing system, ensuring all key client information is up to date
* Responsible for IT and Telephone system operations
* Responsible for ordering and maintaining office stationery

Reason for leaving: Was made redundant due to financial difficulties in the company which has since closed down

In Cape Town

December 2006 - January 2007

with family

Senior Secretary to Senior Director and Director of Clinical Operations

Japanese Pharmaceutical Company

August 2004 - November 2006

* Gate keeping for Senior Director
* Electronic diary management - Lotus Notes
* Bookings of internal and external meetings and meeting rooms
* Preparing and setting up of equipment for video and telephone conferences
* Booking and arranging extensive international flights and hotels
* Printing and filing of minutes and agendas
* Meet and greet of external guests
* Document filing
* General admin duties

Reason for leaving: Terminal illness in the family. Returned to South Africa to lend support

PA / Secretary


July 2001 - August 2004

Various Temp PA

Medicines and Health Regulatory Agency

July 2001 - July 2013

2001. Only longest posts listed

MHRA (Medicines and Health Regulatory Agency) - 24 months
PA / Medical Secretary to Medical and Pharmaceutical Assessors in Licensing and Biols Departments
* Typing of Medical Reports and Correspondence
* Creating power point presentations
* Answering and screening telephone calls
* Maintaining computerised diaries
* Organising company meetings
* Meeting and greeting of clients

Yahoo! UK - 3 months
PA to Financial Director
* Maintained computerised diary
* Organised meetings and meeting rooms
* Meeting and greeting of clients
* Organised travel arrangements
* Screening of telephone calls
* General admin duties

PA To Sales Director


June 2000 - June 2001

* Offering assistance and support to sales team
* Typing of correspondence and quotations for clients
* Drawing up of confidential documents and contracts
* Drawing up of spread sheets in excel and data input
* Doing power point presentations
* Answering and screening of telephone calls.

Reason for leaving: Maternity Cover - Went back to London

Receptionist / PA


January 2000 - May 2000

* Answering switchboard
* Meeting and Greeting clients
* Typing letters and correspondence
* Filing, Faxing and Photocopying
* General admin duties

Reason for leaving: Temp position

PA / Site Secretary


July 1998 - December 1999

* Complete day to day running of site office
* Typing of all correspondence
* Filing and faxing
* Data entry into Task Management - construction computer package
* Answering and screening telephone calls

Reason for leaving: Temp assignment. Returned to Cape Town

Various Positions held:

Shop Manager


February 1998 - July 1998

(Went to UK)

Assistant Manager / Supervisor


June 1997 - January 1998

(Better offer)

PA to Regional Director


May 1996 - December 1996

(Better offer)

Assistant Office Manager


May 1995 - May 1996

(Better offer)

Office Admin


June 1993 - May 1995

(Better offer)

Legal Secretary


January 1992 - June 1993

* Audio typing of legal documents and court documents
* Running documents to court house
* Liaising with old and new clients
* Answering and screening telephone calls
* Arranging meetings
* Faxing and filing
* General Admin duties

Reason for leaving: Career Opportunity

Junior Typist / Administrator


March 1991 - January 1992

* Typing of letters and documents
* Reception
* Customer services

Reason for leaving: Better Offer

Qualifications & Certifications


Cape Town Technical College

Rhodes High School

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