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secretary

1. (in Britain) a senior civil servant who assists a government minister
2. (in the US and New Zealand) the head of a government administrative department
3. (in Britain) See secretary of state
4. (in Australia) the head of a public service department
5. Diplomacy the assistant to an ambassador or diplomatic minister of certain countries
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An admin assistant at Flintshire Council was fired after the creation of a group on Facebook with photos and comments about fellow council staff.
At Conwy Council, an admin assistant was given a final written warning for spending time browsing the Debenhams website and shopping online, while an instructor also received a final written warning for looking at wedding and crop circle websites.
Josie Stephens, 33, an admin assistant who believes in living the WAG lifestyle, is no stranger to overspending, and she has incurred debts up to 85,000 pounds.
She's joined by admin assistant Jemma Elliot, 20, hairdresser Emma Cater, 24, and sisters Kirsty Palmer, an 18-year-old childcare student and nursery nurse Josie, 24 and Joanna Wright, 16.
The airport says the two new positions - an environment systems officer and community relations and admin assistant - will help in ensuring its work in managing its environmental performance and developing relations with the local community.
TILHILL FORESTRY ADMIN STAFF Based in Stirling, the company have opportunities for a harvesting admin assistant and harvesting operations admin assistant to join their team.
FUW Meirionnydd admin assistant Louisa Moore is in training for one of the most popular challenges in the wild swimming calendar.
These include an administrator in Farnham, Surrey (PS22,214 to PS24,983), an admin assistant in Leicester (PS17,000), a PA in Walsall (PS9.74 per hour), a senior PA to a managing director in Milton (PS24,000) and a part-time secretary in Telford (PS19,000 to PS27,000).
Contact name and number: Miss Joanne Pickering, admin assistant, on 01642 769942.
A NURSERY admin assistant appeared in court charged with stealing more than PS6,000 from a Wirral primary school.
The Villa diehard struggling with the dodgy bonnet went on to get a job as an "admin assistant" at the club - and then become one of its most important behind-the-scenes cogs ever.
The court heard Dalton, now an admin assistant with the Welsh Local Government Association in Cardiff, was the "trusted and valued" nanny to the four children of Lady Louisa and her businessman husband, at their country home in Presteigne, Powys.