Personal Assistant - part time, 21 hours per week

Location
London
Salary
£31,434 pro rata
Posted
26 Jul 2022
Closes
09 Aug 2022
Ref
1423
Role
Admin, PA

Starting salary: £31,434 (pro rata for part time)
Job Level: Level 3, Zone 1
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 21 (part-time, fixed term)
Contract type: 6 Month Fixed-Term Contract, Maternity Cover, (Part-time, 21hours per week)
Closing date: Tuesday 9 August, 23:59
Interviews to be held: w/c 15th August 2022
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion 

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today, and we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As an experienced and professional Personal Assistant, you will join the Directorate support team within the Business Support Service to provide exceptional service.

The role

You’ll be a creative thinker who can use your knowledge, judgement and initiative to ensure that Directors’ diaries and inboxes are managed in the most effective and efficient way.

Enabling Chief Officers to focus on delivering their strategic objectives you will work closely with other Personal Assistants to ensure that departmental business is monitored and tracked. To succeed, you will need to work closely with Chief Officers, Elected Members and a diverse range of internal and external customers. In ensuring that the highest levels of customer service are maintained, you will represent Chief Officers in a positive and professional manner. 

You will also need to work closely with other Personal Assistants and Executive Support Leads in ensuring that professional and accurate meeting support is provided to Cabinet Member and Departmental Management team meetings. This is an exciting, varied and at times challenging role.

This part-time role offers the flexibility of working from home with some office days (approximately 1 - 2 days per week when required), also with flexible working options open for discussion.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

You will have a Personal Assistant background and substantial experience of providing quality PA support at a senior management level.

You will be experienced at managing the diaries and inboxes of more than one Chief Officer. You will be an individual that can work well as part of a team, and have an exceptional eye for detail. You will work using sound judgement, and your own initiative to meet deadlines and manage conflicting priorities.

You will be an extremely customer focused individual who has experience of developing good professional relationships. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to see things clearly from others’ viewpoints. You will be an experienced problem solver who can work on their own initiative and with others to identify creative and innovative solutions. You will also be adaptable and flexible in your approach to work and have experience of problem solving and prioritising sometimes conflicting business needs and also have excellent organisational skills that enable you to manage a complex and varied workload.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

For further information and to submit your application please click 'Apply'.