Coley - Author - East London, EC, South Africa

Lesley Dolly Coley

East London, EC, South Africa




I have written a novel which is published on Amazon and Kindle. The people I know who have bought it, and friends of people, have all given me a very good report. I have a good imagination and a good command of the English language. I have written short stories, which I have not had published. I am on my next book at present.
I am a PA at present.

Work History

Senior Secretary

Department of Education, I

From May 2006

In February 2008 I was appointed Personal Assistant to Director: IT and SI.
General office duties; minutes of meetings; prioritizing
Mail; Compiling letters; keeping leave records; managing diary; quarterly report, compiling reports, IYM; monitoring of office budget. Editing submissions, reports, memos and minutes for other members of staff. I also did the work of the Procurement Officer for 17 months (this was at a higher level before I was promoted to PA), to which I had no previous training. Before my promotion to PA and before the employment of the secretary I also did the procurement of stationery, flights, accommodation and arranged catering. I am supervisor to 2 staff members.

Assisting debtors

Yazbeks Attorneys

October 2003 - April 2006

Temporary work at EL Tomato Packers where I took
Minutes for Shareholders and Board meetings; East Cape
Development Corp where I took minutes for workshops.

Legal Secretary

Yazbeks Attorneys

February 2003 - October 2003

I was temporarily
Employed at Yazbeks Attorneys


Self employed

May 1999 - February 2000

and service of all fire fighting equipment. I closed the business to move to East London.

Office Manager

Mosguard Security Systems

August 1997 - April 1999

Mossel Bay
Duties - Ensure efficient running of office, checking of accounts, customer liaison, training of staff particularly security operators, salaries.
Number of staff under my control - 4
Reason for leaving - business sold


In Vogue

April 1995 - May 1997

I sold the business as I did not like it.
Number of staff under my control - 6

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August 1992 - December 1994

Selling, floral arrangements, ordering, accounts, supervising staff.
When the Transkei was re-incorporated into South Africa, Butterworth, the industrial capital of the Transkei, started to die. The factory owners no longer received incentives and pulled out of Butterworth. I sold my shop and moved to Mossel Bay.


Blanket Factory

February 1992 - June 1992

Marketing Manager, Butterworth
Normal secretarial duties, customer liaison, factory liaison, samples and sale rails.
Reason for leaving - I had the opportunity to purchase my own shop and put my marketing/sales knowledge into practice. Pep has moved out of Butterworth



May 1989 - January 1992

Exports, Butterworth
Liaison with overseas and local clients, organizing and dispatching export documents, liaison with factory, petty cash
Reason for leaving - Pep offered me a better deal and factory closed down.


TESCOR, Butterworth

April 1988 - April 1989

Colin Flashman 043-740 1876 (now retired)
Normal secretarial duties, monthly salary sheets, petty cash.
Reason for leaving - could not obtain a work permit for TESCOR.

Manager's Secretary

Mutual and Federal Insurance, Branch

August 1984 - January 1989

East London
Normal secretarial duties, assist with salaries, personnel
Reason for leaving - Husband moved to Butterworth

GM Secretary, East

Da Gama Home Fashions

London, using shorthand and Dictaphone
Normal secretary duties, petty cash, liaison with sale staff
I organized the opening of the new Home Fashions building and the sales conferences.
Reason for leaving - more money

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1970-1982 - I worked in Zimbabwe in the secretarial field in marketing/sales.

Qualifications & Certifications

Management Services

Management College

Rhodesia, at that time, now Zimbabwe

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