Expertise

  • Microsoft Office
  • Administration
  • website maintenance
  • website management
  • Social media
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Services
  • Data Entry
  • Spreadsheets
  • Event Administration
  • event management
  • Project Management
  • Leadership & Management

Summary

I am Lindsay Woods, Assoc CIPD – the founder and director of The Go To Administrator. I am a freelance administrator who cares about your business as much as hers. Working on an ad hoc basis I bring you professional admin services as and when required. Whether you want me to work remotely or travel to your office, you only have to pay for the time you need my support. I recognise time as money and optimise it for your trade – taking on your everyday business administration, wearing that boring admin hat you hate to wear, and freeing time for you to concentrate on the more important parts of your business.

Should you want to avoid the hassles of employing a permanent administrator on your payroll and the paperwork that comes along, feel free to outsource your admin tasks to me. There is no contract, agency fee, or sick pay involved.

With more than a decade-long experience serving in the Royal Air Force as a Human Resource Administrator, I strive to translate my expertise into service excellence every time. This apart, I am enthusiastic, reliable and skilled in effective coordination and corporate decision making. My extensive background in Human Resources makes me an administrator with an eye for detail and helps me stand out from the crowd


Experience

  • The Go-To Administrator

    Freelance Administrator
    1 - 5 Employees 2014 - Current
    The Go-To Administrator
    Mailshots and Mail Merges
    Mass mailing
    Personalised letters
    Pre-addressed envelopes

    Databases/Spreadsheets
    Creating and updating
    Cleaning and maintenance
    Data entry

    PowerPoint Presentations
    Remote presentation creation
    Editing presentations

    Poster and Leaflet design
    For business branding
    For marketing collateral

    Full PA Service – Minute Taking
    Objective listening
    Fast, confidential minute taking

    Research
    General research
    Compiling and formatting proposals

    Diary Management
    Managing executive calendar
    Confirming appointments

    Travel Planning
    Creating itineraries and budgets
    Coordinating schedules

    Follow-up Calls
    Written notifications
    Phone calls and e-mails

    Proof-reading & Copy Typing
    Correcting grammar, spelling, and punctuation
    Typing from handwritten documents

    Project Management
    Reporting
    Analysing
    Monitoring

    Bookkeeping
    Entries into books and ledger
    Calculating sales invoice, credit notes

    Website Management and Maintenance

    Event Planning/Management
    Processing event bookings
    Preparing brochures
    Follow-up calls
    Researching and booking venues
    Managing invites and guest list
    Coordinate event services such as rooms, transportation, and food service

     

    Social Media Management
    Goal setting
    Content management
    Online reputation management
    Building brand awareness
    Cultivating leads

  • Royal Air Force

    HR Administrator
    100+ Employees 2004 - 2013

    Squadron Administrator/Supervisor, RAF Benson                             2011 – 2013

    HR Administrator and during long periods of absence HR Manager for the provision of administrative support and guidance for in access of 500 personnel. During staff shortages acted as the Personal Assistant to the Station Commander of RAF Benson.

    ·         Compiled accurate weekly reports of outstanding Annual Appraisals using Microsoft Excel, essential for ensuring the Reports reach the manning boards in time to allow the individuals to be looked at for promotion and Further Service.

    ·         Mentored, supported, advised and took any corrective action on Pay and Allowance matters for over 500 individuals. Provided advice and support, ensuring all anomalies were corrected.

    ·         Provided assistance with any welfare matters, ensuring that confidentiality was always kept.

    ·         Line manager to 3 staff on a day to day basis, providing assistance and guidance when needed. Ensuring all aspects of office administration was carried out effectively against some very demanding deadlines.

    ·         Booked travel and accommodation for individuals when required, ensuring that the individuals needs were met using the most cost effective way.

    ·         During periods of acting as Personal Administrator to the Station Commander controlled diaries, arranged meetings, minute writing, processed formal letters and invitations, exposed to extremely confidential matters and ensured the Station commander was where he needed to be at the correct times.

     

    Administrator, PJHQ Northwood                                                   2008 – 2011

    HR Administrator within a Military Headquarters, providing admin support for 72 Staff Officers and during periods of absence in addition to regular duties acted as Personal Administrator to a 1 star Commodore.

    ·         Compiled accurate weekly reports on all personnel on Operations overseas for the Chief of Defence Staff using Microsoft Excel with information provided from Administration Staff on Operations and an Oracle based system, JPA.

    ·         Using JPA, created positions in Operational theatres for personnel, ensuring they were in the correct position for their rank and trade thus making sure individuals were paid correctly and an accurate record of their location was kept.

    ·         All travel requirements including Motor Transport and Flights to various locations around the world but mainly operational theatres.

    ·         The control of Secret files and documents, ensuring they were recorded and secured away correctly and if needed destroyed in the correct manner using the correct forms. Making certain that each 100% check of the secret documents held was always 100% accurate.

    ·         General Hr Admin including advice on Pay and Annual Appraisals, stationary orders and distribution of both work and private mail.

     

    Afghanistan                                                                                       2009

    Provided administrative support to Military personnel from all 3 services whilst on Operations in Afghanistan.

    ·         Booked flights for individuals returning home and ensured that they all had onward travel to their home addresses.

    ·         Provided cashier support for individuals wanting to cash cheques as no cash machines are provided in Afghanistan.

    ·         Ensured all individuals were administered correctly on the computer system JPA to show that they were currently in Afghanistan.

    ·         Processed all individuals’ allowances on JPA, ensuring that they were getting the correct allowances for the country and environment they were in.

    ·         General HR support and advice.

     

    Squadron Administrator, RAF Brize Norton                                 2004 – 2008

    ·         General administrative support to in excess of 400 personnel.

    Lead for migrating from one computer system, SAMA, to the new computer system, JPA, Oracle.

  • Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust

    HR Administrator
    100+ Employees 2014 - Current

    HR Administrator for the provision of administrative support for a Farming Charity that currently has over 800 members. Also Personal Assistant for the Director of Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust.

    ·         Record and maintain applications for a Nuffield Farming Scholarship, make contact with applicants, ensuring they firstly meet the eligibility. Maintain contact with applicants, ensuring they receive any help they need to complete their applications and answer any questions they might have.

    ·         Collate and encourage future potential applicants. Maintaining regular contact.

    ·         Notify, collect, invoice/receipt and record Annual Membership Fees from over 500 Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Members either via direct debit, bank transfer or cheque. Complete, record and claim gift aid on all eligible Membership Fees.

    ·         Oversee and update the Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust website.

    ·         Maintain and update personal details on the database held on the Nuffield International website.

    ·         Oversee and helped to create a new Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust website specifically for booking onto Nuffield Farming events which include an annual conference once a year.

    ·         Maintain and update Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust Social Media accounts.

    ·         All other administrative tasks including formal letter writing, preparing papers for Trustees meetings and preparing sales invoices/receipts.  


Education History

  • HR Managment Level 5

    Stafford University
    2012 - 2013
  • Event Planning

    The Blackford Centre
    2017 - 2017

    Diploma in event planning to aid me in the planning of conferences and corporate events.

  • Business Administration

    Royal Air Force
    2004 - 2005

    I undertook my NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration as part of my Trade Training in the Royal Air Force.


Qualifications

I am a qualified professional after completing my Level 5 Intermediate Foundation Degree in Human Resource Management in 2013 and becoming an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional development (CIPD).

I hold Secret and Restricted Document Handling Certificate. I also hold the ECDL certification – a globally recognised computer skills certification and benchmark for digital competence. So, you can rest assured all your admin tasks will be handled with full proficiency, confidentiality and stringency.

My Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping helps me confidently execute the principles of bookkeeping that underpins your accountancy and finance administration roles. If you require help with checking bookkeeping transactions for accuracy, making entries into books and ledgers and calculating invoices, look no further.


Clubs and Associations

Associate CIPD Member


Interests and Hobbies

Bike Riding, Walking, Keeping Fit, Reading, Spending time with my family and Socialising.


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