The Support Services Manager leads projects and activities that enables the Democratic Services team and 81 County Councillors to function effectively.
This post is varied and will require you to use your initiative and be a practical problem solver. A can-do attitude alongside excellent communication and project management skills are essential.
Working daily with County Councillors and senior officers from across the organisation, you must be politically aware, authoritative and a skilled negotiator. In this post, you will be responsible for managing the service’s Business Support Function. It is preferable therefore that you have some experience of line management, with a track record of supporting teams to reach their full potential.
This is an exciting time to join our service, as we work to maximise the potential of remote meeting technology and prepare for elections in 2021.
To be shortlisted for this post, we need you to demonstrate that you have the skills and experience required for the role including:
- Proven problem solving skills and the ability to use your initiative to come up with workable solutions
- Strong political awareness, influencing and negotiating skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- An aptitude for IT, with the ability to quickly familiarise yourself with new technology and support others to adapt to new systems and processes
- An awareness of key project management principles and the ability to apply them to your work when necessary
- Experience of line management is preferable but not essential
Please note, this post is currently working remotely but the office base is Woodhatch Place, Reigate. Surrey County Council operates an agile working policy and there will be opportunity to work flexibly from home and the office when public health guidance allows.
For more information, please refer to the full job description attached below.Additional Information
If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Rachel Basham, Member Services Manager, on 07875 088 851.
This is a 12 month secondment or fixed term opportunity.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23 February 2021 with interviews taking place remotely on Wednesday 03 March 2021.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.Company Information
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