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Venters - Senior Executive Adminsitrator - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

Lorna Venters

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK


Senior Executive Adminsitrator

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


am highly efficient and organised Business Support Advisor with extensive experience gained in positions of responsibility and trust supporting up to Chief Executive and Director level. My excellent attention to detail alongside my ability to work with a wide variety of individuals both internally and externally is reflected in a proven track record throughout my career. My central government experience has equipped me with skills relevant to senior level support roles. I am adept at preparing policy reports and briefings, undertaking research and analysis, and creating relationships with key stakeholders. I excel at working under pressure and within time critical environments both as a collaborative team player and autonomously. As a credible ambassador for any organisation I work for, I am seeking a new challenge where I can use my portfolio of skills, further my professional development and contribute to the success of an organisation

Work History

Senior Executive and Finance Assistant


From November 2011

• Providing support to the Managing Directors across AOS Studley UK, performing a wide variety of key complex and confidential administrative, secretarial, analytical and research duties.

• Organising and coordinating office operations and procedures ensuring organisational effectiveness and efficiency, including
managing IIP / ISO systems.

• Ensuring strong link between operations and finance, particularly in terms of payroll and related benefits, HMRC payments,
project invoicing

• Responsible for HR related matters - recruitment, service contracts, staff performance, office polices and procedures

Project Lead for Court Enforcement Team

Ministry of Justice

May 2010 - October 2011

Key responsibility was to lead the Enforcement Directorate's work with project managers across the Service - Crown, Civil,
Magistrates' Courts and Tribunals Directorates to identify common areas, crossover, and all potential opportunities for savings.

• Developed a task matrix to pick up work areas that fed into, analysed and produced a discussion paper for the project
team, developed draft job descriptions for new roles (involved Union).

• Identified estate crossover, and reviewed estate lease contracts to identify opportunities for estate release.

• Identified crossover on use of consultants / contractors to identify opportunities for release (savings)

• Managed a politically and time sensitive project which, required integrity and confidentiality to ensure its successful
"Lorna is very definitely a team player who contributed to a number of notable team achievements
Her application, enthusiasm and team spirit have been exceptional"

Executive Assistant & Project Support

Ministry of Justice

January 2008 - April 2010

Enforcement Directorate

• Directed and coordinated the activities of Directors with emphasis on the management of incoming and outgoing work -
created a cohesive and high performing working environment

• Primary point of contact in the absence of the Directors, maintaining clear communication amongst ministerial and parliamentary private offices across Whitehall, senior executives, board members, middle management and administrative

• Actively monitored progress of project workstreams against delivery or implementation plan, chasing and challenging
progress, including updating project risk and issues register and working with risk owners to identity mitigations, to ensuring projects adhered to appropriate internal governance and assurance processes

"Lorna is a key member of the overall team, providing advice and coaxing people to deliver the team's objectives"

Executive Assistant

Her Majesty's Courts Service

January 2007 - December 2007

Chief Executive's Office

• Effectively managed a varied workload for the Chief Executive ensuring the demands on his time were coordinate efficiently

• Answered and fielded calls, gate keeping for Chief Executive and responded to emails as required, , arranged travel
bookings and undertook extensive diary management

• Acted as a credible ambassador for the Chief Executive developing and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external parties

• Worked autonomously as well as being a collaborative team member to provide a valuable contribution to the overall

"An excellent year's work with Lorna rapidly making herself a central member of the CEO's team"

Previous roles included:

Support Services Manager

Her Majesty's Courts Service

May 2005 - December 2006

There were varied roles over the years starting form the bottom and making my way up.
Administrative Assistant, Judges' Clerk (Criminal Court), Legal Aid Taxation Officer, Project Manager, Communication Manager, Executive Assistant to CEO.. view my profile for specific details

Project Communications Manager

Dept for Constitutional Affairs

April 2004 - April 2005

Project Stakeholder Relations Manager

Lord Chancellor's Department

April 2001 - March 2003

Divisional Budget Manager

Lord Chancellor's Department

April 2000 - March 2001

Divisional Support Services Manager

Lord Chancellor's Department

October 1996 - March 2000

Policy & Ministerial Correspondence Manager

Lord Chancellor's Department

September 1994 - September 1996

Judges' Clerk and Registry Manager

Lord Chancellor's Department

September 1990 - August 1994

Administrative Officer

Lord Chancellor's Department

April 1990 - August 1990

Qualifications & Certifications

Business Administration

United States International University

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