Secretary to the General Manager

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: €29,729 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 21 August 2018

Secretary to the General Manager

A short break at Center Parcs allows families to create their own experience, where they are free to do as much or as little as they like. In 2019, we’re bringing our unique and unrivalled family short breaks to Longford Forest in The Midlands region of Ireland.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest, our new Center Parcs resort – Longford Forest - will welcome 250,000 guests each year, providing the very best facilities and activities. To transform our vision into a reality, we’re looking for an incredible and unstoppable team of around 1,000 employees – and this is a unique opportunity to be involved from the start.


We are looking for an experienced Secretary / PA to provide secretarial and administrative support to the General Manager at our newest village, Longford Forest. 

In this interesting and varied role, your responsibilities will include; managing a busy diary, typing and composing letters, co-ordinating and organising travel arrangements, planning and organising meetings, taking minutes of meetings, collating information and meeting packs, ensuring that actions are completed, producing presentations and dealing with incoming calls, post and emails in a professional manner. 

You will be integral in providing an excellent front-facing service, forming relationships at all levels, and helping to ensure the village is running as smoothly as possible. The role will differ initially to when the resort is open and fully operational so flexibility, adaptability and a willingness to help out as required are key requirements.

Initially the role will be based in office space in Longford Town Centre, moving to the site at Ballymahon in summer 2019.


You will be able to demonstrate excellent numerate, verbal and written communication skills along with good attention to detail.  You will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages, namely Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work at a fast pace to manage in this busy role.  You must be self-motivated, organised and able to manage confidential information. Previous experience of working as a Secretary or PA is required.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience;


  • Secretarial or PA experience in a busy organisation
  • Good general education
  • Discreet/confidential
  • Personal standards and behaviour that reflect that of the General Manager and the Center Parcs brand
  • Note-taking


  • Secretarial or PA experience at a senior level
  • Previous experience of working in sizeable teams
  • Shorthand


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period on a flexible basis. Generally this will be working Monday to Friday, with flexibility required to work some evenings, weekends and public / bank holidays as required by the business.

Please note there will be the requirement to travel to the UK to undertake initial training on commencement of this role.


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Annual profit share scheme / management bonus
  • Contributed pension scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets

If this sounds like your ideal job, and you’d like to be in at the start of something great, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date:  21 August 2018 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held:  5 September 2018 in Longford Town Centre

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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