Cabinet Member Support Assistant
Governance & Legal
Cabinet Member Support Assistant
£20,661 - £22,658 per annum
37 hours per week
This role offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced personal assistant or equivalent to be part of our Cabinet Office. We are seeking a, proactive, forward thinking person to join the Cabinet Office to provide first class administrative and secretarial support to Cabinet Members.At the heart of the Council, the Cabinet Office is a vibrant and diverse place to work, offering an interesting and varied workload which will expose you to decision making by the most senior officials in the Council. The role is a challenging and wide-ranging post and your main opportunities and challenges will be:
- Acting as the primary point of contact for Cabinet Members
- Provision of a full PA service to all Cabinet Members including meeting preparation and follow up, diary/email management and travel arrangements
- Monitoring, managing, and filtering emails and telephone calls, using your own initiative to determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response.
- Close and effective working with Cabinet Members to keep them well informed of key issues, upcoming commitments and responsibilities, ensuring the smooth and efficient flow of information and briefs.
- Building and maintaining effective relationships on behalf of the Cabinet with senior officials and stakeholders from inside and outside the Council
What we require of the successful candidate:
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
- Exceptional organisational and administrative skills with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks, frequently changing and competing deadlines
- Proven track record of providing high level administrative supportive in a busy environment including meeting preparation and follow up, diary/email management and arranging travel.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- A balanced, professional and friendly personality.
- A trustworthy individual with experience of dealing with confidential material sensitively and evidence of, or the ability to develop, political sensitivity
- Being available to provide extra resource to other departmental teams as and when required
- A flexible approach to accommodate the occasional requirement to work outside normal office hours
Telford & Wrekin Council is combining resources with our residents, partners and local organisations to deliver the best we can for our area. We serve a population of 170,000 people and our population is younger than the national average. Our borough is predicted to grow in the next 13 years adding nearly another 30,000 people. We are investing in growth in the borough and this presents an opportunity to attract new businesses – Our Southwater Development reflects some of our aspirations and regeneration. We deliver a diverse range of services to all our communities and we are constantly aiming to improve the quality of these. To do this we want to recruit enthusiastic individuals who are determined to succeed in their careers, to help us to achieve and maintain our goals and high standards. Benefits
- Training and development
- Flexible working
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Local Government Pension Scheme
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