Description

VIRGINIA HENSON
39 The Cricketers
Axminster
Devon
EX13 5RQ
Mobile: 07426752430
Email: v_and_al@icloud.com
PROFILE
I am an experienced Personal/Executive Assistant interested in working locally.
I was a governor at a a local secondary school (Holy Family, Walthamstow) for nearly 17 years and
Chair of governors for 7 of those. I enjoy reading, playing lawn bowls and cribbage.
EXPERIENCE – Details prior to 2003 available on request
Customer Service Assistant/stock control, Tesco, Axminster: July 2019 –to Present
Maintaining accurate and up to date stock reports, liaising with managers, staff and customers.
Exams Invigilator, Frederick Bremer Secondary School, London: May – June 2019
Prime responsibilities were maintaining the confidentiality and integrity for examination conditions,
ensuring JCQ regulations were upheld to the highest standard. Supervising candidates and managing
paperwork/filing systems.
I also have a current enhanced DBS certificate.
Licensee/Landlady, Lyme Regis: December 2014 to February 2019
A complete change of career journey that involved excellent customer service, liaising with suppliers,
staff and customers. Maintaining a clean and presentable establishment.
Personal/Executive Assistant, Ministry of Justice/Home Office: August 2003 to December 2014
The post entailed day to day diary and inbox management to Director level. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
and Publisher skills.
Preparation for meetings – ensuring relevant paperwork was available, booking rooms, inviting
attendees and minute taking.
Being the first point of contact for the team/directorate and representing the Department at reception
when escorting visitors.
EDUCATION
Secondary school – O levels gained in :- Maths, English Language, English Literature, History,
Geography, French and German
SKILLS
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
IT skills with a willingness to learn new systems.
Financial management- have maintained a monthly budget forecast and spend for team in Home Office
and Ministry of Justice.
Analysing data – as a governor it was a required skill to ensure that pupils were achieving their best.
Have experience of inspections (Ofsted).
REFERENCES – Contact details available on request
Janet Edden
Dr Andy Stone
Harriet Fawcett