Support Assistant - Ref RT32318

Walsall Borough
G5 £19,623 -£22,883 per annum
30 May 2018
19 Jun 2018
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Support Assistant – Ref RT32318

G5 £19,623 -£22,883 per annum 

Are you a motivated business support officer seeking a new opportunity …? Do you enjoy being kept busy carrying out a variety of tasks…? Would you value the opportunity to take an active role and be part of a friendly and dedicated team...? Do you want your achievements to be appreciated and your efforts valued…? If so, we have the perfect role for you!

This is an excellent opportunity to work with Walsall Council’s Chief Executive Support Team. This is a busy and demanding role where you will be directly responsible for a range of support services working alongside the Chief Executive’s Personal Assistant and Executive Officer. Drawing upon your experience you will act as first point of contact for a range of internal colleagues and external communication and will ensure that a comprehensive and confidential range of secretarial, administrative and business support services is provided.

We are looking for someone who can provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support, and who has excellent customer care and interpersonal skills. You must be able to work accurately and under pressure and must possess excellent communication and customer service skills. 

You should be a motivated self-starter, who can work on your own initiative as well as part of a team, remain calm under pressure and effectively prioritise your work load.  Your duties will include diary and e-mail management, filtering and responding to enquiries via phone, and e-mail. You will need to demonstrate experience in a range of business support duties including typing of letters and reports, minute taking, invoicing and creating electronic files as well as a variety of other business support duties. You will also work as part of a team deputising in the absence of the Chief Executive’s Personal Assistant when required to do so.

You will need to be conversant with the Microsoft suite of products including Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint. 

You will have substantive secretarial and administrative experience, hold an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration (or equivalent) and GCSE Grade 4-9 in Maths and English (or equivalent). 

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The postholder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Previous candidates need not apply. 

The recruitment process will also involve candidates undertaking testing in the form of an in tray exercise- expected during wc 25 June 2018

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17th June 2018 

Interviews to commence w/c 2 July 2018

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