Cabinet Support Officer, Open to flexible working
As Cabinet Support Officer you will be responsible for delivering a seamless and high quality support service to members of the Mayor's Cabinet and will also liaise closely with the Mayor (Philip Glanville, the directly elected Labour Mayor of Hackney), senior officers and their teams.
Working in the Mayor & Cabinet Office puts you at the heart of what this Council does. Using your strong analytical skills to constantly decipher, manage, and prioritise requests from a diverse range of stakeholders, including political leaders, is key. The success of this role is dependent on your ability to demonstrate those strong core professional behaviours, together with a shared purpose that serves both the Council and the community.
This is a wide ranging and challenging role responsible for managing diaries, briefing requests and correspondence on a daily basis operating in a politically sensitive environment. You will need to be a highly motivated, proactive individual with strong organisational and communication skills, and the ability to work with members and officers across all parts of the organisation.
Due to the nature of the role, experience of working under pressure in a similar role providing support to a senior manager or a politician at a high level is essential.
You must also have experience in independently carrying out duties effectively.
Good knowledge and understanding or experience in a political or local government environment is desirable but not essential.
To find out more about the role and what a typical day might look like, please refer to t the document entitled "Day in the Life of a CSO" in the attachments section.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
Closing date for applications: 25 August 2019
Interviews: 10 September 2019
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.