Directorate: Corporate Services
Starting salary: JG6:- £25,481 per annum pro rata
Location: Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare / Working from Home
Hours: 20 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term - 12 months or return of the substantive postholder, if earlier.
An internal secondment available to existing North Somerset Council Staff would be considered. Please ensure you have the permission of your line manager before applying.
Closing date: Friday 18 June 2021
This role is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and adaptable PA/Secretary. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the Senior Leadership Support Team (a team of PAs providing comprehensive professional confidential support to the Corporate Leadership Team, the Leader, the Chief Executive, Directors, Assistant Directors and Heads of Service).
The successful candidate’s primary role will be to oversee and manage the arrangements for the council’s weekly Corporate Leadership Team meeting.
Key tasks will include: -
- undertaking all necessary administrative functions for the meeting;
- monitoring and progressing the implementation of decisions and actions;
- co-ordinating diaries;
- being the focal point of liaison for the staff involved;
- undertaking research/project support, as necessary;
- provide any necessary background papers/presentation material prior to discussions;
- ensuring the meeting runs efficiently.
You will also be required to provide ad hoc PA/secretarial support to the Corporate Leadership Team
(in consultation with the Senior Leadership Support Team Leader). This is likely to be as and when the need arises (i.e. to cover any periods of absence, specific project work).
The team is highly skilled and knowledgeable in local government and the public sector. We are looking for someone who is looking to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the organisation, its governance and decision-making arrangements and further their personal development within the organisation.
You need to have proven administrative/secretarial experience and be open to adapting and, if necessary, leading on smarter ways of working using existing and developing Office 365 tools, virtual meeting platforms and apps.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Jane Krassos/Pam Kirby, PA to CEO and Team Leader Senior Leadership Support Team on 01934 634972.
Please be aware that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the interviews for this post will be carried out virtually and the successful applicant will initially be required to work from home until further notice. The successful candidate will be provided with a virtual induction and all necessary IT equipment will be provided.
Anticipated interview date: Friday 25 June 2021
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.