An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Children’s Directorate within Barnsley Council as an Executive Management Support Officer (job share) providing a comprehensive and efficient Business Support service at an Executive PA level predominantly to the Executive Director (Children’s) but also as part of the wider Children’s Directorate working closely with two Service Directors and their respective Management Support Officers. In addition, you will work with other Executive Management Support Officers who support their respective Executive Directors within the Council.
The role of the Executive Management Support Officer is both interesting and variable and requires someone with strong time-management and organisational skills to enable them to fulfil their role effectively in the context of a highly-pressurised working environment. You will need to be able to work on your own initiative taking ownership of specific issues within the service, co-ordinating and monitoring milestones through to resolution.
The role involves a wide range of PA duties – email monitoring; managing and organising diaries; scheduling appointments, meetings and events; booking travel and accommodation; arranging and servicing meetings and taking responsibility for following up actions or projects arising from these meetings. You will act as the first point of contact between the Executive Director and internal/external stakeholders via phone calls and other means of communication, so a professional approach and strong communication skills are key. The role involves dealing with politically and commercially sensitive information and needs to be handled both with discretion and confidentiality.
You will hold a NVQ level 3 or equivalent level qualification in a business-related subject.
The Children’s Services Directorate encompasses a wide range of services including Social Care and Safeguarding Services and Education, Early Start and Prevention.
You will be flexible in your approach in order to ensure the overall service objectives are achieved, be an excellent team player and willing to make a solid contribution to the smooth running of the service.
In return, you will be provided with training and opportunities to progress your continuous personal development in line with the requirements of the role, together with support from the Executive Director and colleagues in an enthusiastic and dedicated team.
Please note that the interviews for this role will be undertaken in 2 stages. The first stage will comprise competency interview and test. The second stage is a final interview. Please note that you will only be invited to stage 2 interviews if you successfully pass the competency interview at stage 1.
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