The Council is looking for a talented, dynamic and motivated individual to join the Member Support Team. Working within the wider Legal & Governance department, you will provide direct executive support to the Leader of the Council, helping to deliver for residents and achieve the aims and ambitions of the Council.
Leader Support Officer
Grade 7- £34113-£38040pa
As part of a small and focused team, you will work directly with the Leader of the Council, providing advice, writing briefings, and helping to build and maintain relationships between politicians, residents and key stakeholders. You will also manage the Leader’s diary, co-ordinate meetings, forward plans, deal with correspondence, support corporate projects and be the first point of contact for the Leader both internally and externally.
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate your understanding of local government, council procedures and working in a political environment. You will be customer focussed, taking a collaborative approach to deliver results, as well as using your initiative to analyse data and obtain all relevant information before making recommendations.
You will have excellent communication skills as you’ll be liaising with senior politicians and a range of internal stakeholders, alongside the ability to handle sensitive case enquires.
You’ll have an awareness of wider developments affecting the provision of public services; using this to manage and prioritise conflicting business needs as part of a busy team.
Experience of working in a political environment in the public sector is essential and in a role supporting elected representatives desirable.
The London Borough of Havering 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 Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering 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).
Please note the CV's will not be accepted
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770
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The closing date for the receipt of applications is 21st December 2018, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews will likely take place week commencing 7th January 2019.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770
You will need to outline how you meet the person specification and what you can bring to the role. Good luck with your application.