Croydon hasn't seen expansion like we are currently experiencing since the 1960s. We're already well underway with some GBP5bn of investment that will be completed over the next few years. New offices, new retail, and new homes will provide well-paid jobs and high-quality accommodation for our rapidly growing population.
Croydon is a naturally ambitious council - so we're looking for inspirational leaders who share our passion for supporting business growth and responding to local needs.
Strong partnerships are the foundation for the future. That's why we're constantly looking forward. We need to find creative new ways of working together with other agencies and the private sector to deal with the financial challenges ahead.
Because with growth comes increased demand - but also huge opportunity.
Chances like this only come along once in a generation, and our task, and maybe yours, is to shape a positive future for Croydon's residents and businesses alike.
About the Role
We are looking for an Executive Officer to directly work alongside our Chief Executive, supporting her in delivering for Croydon.
We believe that the Executive Officer to CEO is a key role within the council and our expectation is that you will have experience of working at providing support at Chief Executive level within a large organisation. You will attend internal leadership and external partnership meetings, be highly motivated and enjoy working in a fast paced environment, having the ability to remain calm under pressure.
To succeed in this role you will need to demonstrate excellent communications skills and have the drive to consistently deliver high level customer services. You will be able to confidently work on your own initiative and be experienced at administering high level board meetings. You will have advanced pc skills, including the use of MS application software packages and strong time management skills are also essential.
An understanding of project management and some experience of managing staff is desirable as you will have responsibility for the Executive Support Officer (ESO) who will work alongside you and who has direct responsibility for the Chief Executive's diary, of which you will maintain an overview. You will have an understanding of key documents and briefings that will be needed and will be able to think and plan ahead and give direction to the ESO where needed.
If you have experience of supporting a CEO, like working in a large and complex environment, are used to managing a busy and demanding work load and can horizon scan and pre-empt what is coming next for the CEO, then this may well be the job for you.
If you are successful in being shortlisted, assessments will take place on Monday 18th September 2017. Those successful at assessment stage will be invited for interviews being held on Monday 25th September 2017. Please note that those applicants successfully shortlisted will be expected to do a 5 minute presentation at final interview.
Equal Opportunities Statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.