Executive Assistant (2 posts)
Salary range: GBP30,324 - GBP31,998 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
Support making a difference to children's lives
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This role presents a fantastic opportunity for a well organised, highly motivated and flexible individual looking for their next career move.
You will primarily be supporting the Strategic Director Children and Young People with diary management, managing mail/electronic mail invitations, arranging appointments/meetings and taking responsibility for venue, background papers and actions to ensure the efficient use of the Strategic Director Children and Young People's time.
The role requires an emphasis on dedication, accuracy and a high level of customer focus for personal and telephone callers, with a degree of initiative to delegate and escalate items to other senior staff in Children's Services.
Do you have an outstanding track record of providing high quality executive support to senior managers in a busy office environment?
Are you resilient, forward thinking and able to take on a challenging workload whilst demonstrating a flexible approach and ability to respond quickly to changing workloads and priorities?
Are you dedicated and able to use your initiative to handle enquiries to ensure that your director's time is managed effectively and they are free to respond to complex issues?
If you possess all the above and are highly organised, an excellent communicator and have excellent skills in MS Outlook and arranging meetings then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Experience in working in Children's Services would be an advantage but not essential.
Closing Date: 23 July 2017 (23:59).
Assessment & Interview Date: To be confirmed.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with a disability as they are under represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for an 'Enhanced' DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.