Team: Executive Support
Responsible to: Executive Officer
Grade 5: £23,541 - £27,041
Location: Agile/home working, Civic Centre or any location in the city
Award-winning City of Wolverhampton Council is recruiting to an Executive Assistant post within the Executive Support Team to provide a high-quality, customer focused service to our Strategic Executive Board which includes the Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive and Directors.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work at the heart of the organisation with our senior leaders and support them to achieve our key priorities for the residents of Wolverhampton. This is a varied, demanding and high-profile role which offers the successful candidate the opportunity to build extensive knowledge and experience within local government.
The post holder will support our Directors and Heads of Service through the provision of customer-centric, efficient, effective and confidential executive support.
The post holder is a key member of the Executive Support Team and is expected to work flexibly across different areas of the council to ensure that high quality support is always provided, enabling members of the senior management team to function effectively and provide a positive image of the organisation and city through excellent customer service.
This role involves extensive diary and email management, ensuring customers are full briefed and prepared ahead of meetings, capturing actions and decisions, preparing meeting and conference packs, briefing notes and presentations as appropriate, as well as prioritising and delivering on a busy workload in an informed and efficient manner.
The successful candidate will thrive in a busy environment and be innovative, and a customer-focused problem solver who is proactive and organised with great attention to detail. The successful candidate will need excellent communication and IT skills, the ability to build strong relationships, learn quickly and have proven knowledge, skills and experience to provide outstanding executive support at a senior level.
Previous candidates need not apply.
If you are interested in applying for this position and require further information, please contact Executive Officers Sati Raju, Deb Ellis or Lucy Spedding on: 01902 556153, 550453, or 552226 or via email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The closing date is:
- Redeployment – 27 August 2021
- Internal/external – 19 September 2021.
Interview and assessment centre dates:
- 2 September 2021 (redeployment)
- 24 September 2021 (am)
- 27 September 2021 (pm)
- 28 September 2021 (am)
- 29 September 2021(am)
If shortlisted, please be aware that you will need to be able to undertake a virtual interview and assessment centre (taking up to two hours) using Microsoft Teams and Word.
For note: Please ensure your application clearly demonstrates how you meet the personnel specification.
Job description and personal specification
City of Wolverhampton Council are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria. The council operates a guaranteed interview policy for disabled candidates, those who have previously been under our care and are over the age of 25 and veterans who have served in the military, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post are met.
Our application system is anonymous, this means recruitment interview panel members will not receive details of your name or date of birth unless you are invited to attend an interview. We are not able to hide personal information from any attachments that you upload so we request that you remove your name, date of birth and any personal information from any supporting documentation. The shortlisting panel will receive your candidate pack in full (including any attachments) showing your candidate number. If you are invited to attend an interview, panel members will be provided with your name.
Executive Assistant-JDPS-Aug 21.pdf