Newham is a vibrant inner-city borough just 25 minutes from the centre of London. 72% of the population are from BAME communities, contributing to over 114 languages being spoken in the area. Proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse communities across the country, Newham is a borough which makes living and working here a great experience.
The Council is led by directly elected Labour Mayor, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, who is driving a bold new agenda. A new Corporate Plan and three-year budget provide a clear set of priorities, underpinned by the borough’s commitment to Community Wealth Building.
Although the council is making good progress, there is more to do to ensure the Mayor’s ambitious plans are delivered, in relation to climate change, social housing and children and young people.
Above all the Mayor is committed to ‘putting people at the heart of everything we do’, which means changing the way the council engages with our residents.
Mayor's Executive PA
PO2 - £33,945 - £36,711pa
Working within the Mayor’s Office, the Executive PA plays an important role in coordinating the Mayor’s diary, whilst supporting an Office Manager and the Head of Mayor’s Office to deliver an efficient ‘private office’ function. Liaising with key senior figures of the council, the Executive PA builds key relationships with the Chief Executive, Members, Corporate Directors and Officers, in addition to partnership bodies, ensuring strong and transparent lines of communication.
This is a fast-paced, exciting and varied role, whilst being extremely rewarding. Responsible for maintaining a complex schedule, the Executive PA takes ownership of arranging all meetings and briefings, providing papers and agendas where required whilst providing a telephone answering service on behalf of the Mayor, providing a professional yet knowledgeable service to all.
In addition to working alongside a talented and ambitious new team in Newham, this role also benefits from 26 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and flexible working.
In an environment where no two days are the same, we are looking for someone who has an eye for detail, is ambitious and tenacious, whilst also sharing the same values as we do. Displaying experience of working within a public sector environment, you will have gained exposure collaborating with senior leaders, from MPs to government officers, communicating effectively amongst a wide range of stakeholders.
It is essential that you have a proactive attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative, as working in a busy office, will mean you must prioritise and manage workloads efficiently and effectively, whilst showing leadership qualities.
In addition to meeting the criteria outlined in the attached Job Description, you will also be required to detail examples of your experience/ knowledge of the following areas within your application:
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy
- Ability to apply a logical and practical approach to problem-solving
- Strong organisation and prioritisation skills, managing a varied workload
- Experience of managing a team within a busy, demanding and pressurised environment
To complete a successful application, please carefully review the person specification and ensure you offer examples of your work experience.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.
This advert will close at midnight on the 12th August 2020.
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