Personal Assistants

Kings Cross, London
Salary: £28,343 - £32,874
17 May 2017
29 May 2017
Contract Type

Personal Assistant X2

Permanent, full-time, 36 hours per week(Ref No. LBC02484)

12 Month Fixed Term/Secondment, full time, 36 hours per week (Ref No. LBC02485)

25 Days holiday (27 days after 5 years' service)

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and professional Personal Assistant to join Camden’s Business Support Service.

You’ll be a creative thinker who can use your knowledge, judgement and initiative to ensure that Executive Directors and Directors’ diaries, inboxes and forward plans are managed in the most effective and efficient way. You will ensure that departmental business is monitored and tracked. To succeed, you will need to work closely with Chief Officers, Elected Members and a diverse range of internal and external customers. In ensuring that the highest levels of customer service are maintained, you will represent Chief Officers in a positive and professional manner.

You will also need to work closely with other Personal Assistants and Executive Support Leads in ensuring that professional and accurate meeting support is provided to Cabinet Member and Departmental Management team meetings. This is an exciting, varied and at times challenging role. You’ll need to be flexible and adaptable and have experience of problem solving and prioritising sometimes conflicting business needs.

About you

The successful candidate will have a Personal Assistant background and previous experience of providing quality PA support at a senior management level. You will be experienced at managing the diaries and inboxes of more than one Chief Officer and of working to support committee meetings or similar. You will be an individual that can work well as part of a team and thrives well working in an empowered environment. You will have an exceptional eye for detail and need to be able to work using sound judgement and your own initiative to meet deadlines and manage conflicting priorities.

You will be an extremely customer focused individual who has experience of developing good relationships with a range of staff and customers – including elected Members. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to see things clearly from others’ viewpoints. You will be an experienced problem solver who can work on their own initiative and with others to identify creative and innovative solutions. You will also be adaptable and flexible in your approach to work and have excellent organisational skills that enable you to manage a complex and varied workload.

About Camden

Camden is located in modern award winning offices at King’s Cross overlooking the open space of Granary Square. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

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follow the "Apply for job" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form. You will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. Please state which role you would like to be considered for in your application by quoting the job reference number.

Closing date for applications: Monday 29 May 2017 at 23:59.

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 5 June 2017.

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