Personal Assistant to Executive Director

Camden Council
United Kingdom
10 Jul 2017
24 Jul 2017
Job Type
Job reference
Working pattern
Full Time
Level 3 Zone 1
GBP28,062 - GBP32,549
5 Pancras Square
Job Type
Law and Governance
Date added
10th July 2017
Closing Date
23rd July 2017

The role
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and professional Personal Assistant who is keen to be actively involved in supporting the work of the borough and add real value to Camden.

You'll be a creative thinker who can use your knowledge, judgement and initiative to ensure that Executive Directors and Directors' diaries, inboxes and forward plans 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. You will need to be flexible and adaptable and have experience of problem solving and prioritising sometimes-conflicting business needs.
About you
The successful candidate for this role will have energy and enthusiasm to learn and develop with excellent communication skills and a proactive approach.

You will have an extensive Personal Assistant background and previous 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 and of working to support committee meetings or similar. You will be an individual that can work well as part of a team and thrives well working in an empowered environment. You will have an exceptional eye for detail and need to be able to 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 relationships with a range of staff and customers - including elected Members. 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 excellent organisational skills that enable you to manage a complex and varied workload.
About us
Camden's main offices are located in modern award winning offices at King's Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country's first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

You can see full details of our excellent benefits at

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How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the 'Why you?' section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on , at , or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: 23:59 Sunday 23rd July 2017
Interviews to be held: w/c 31st July 2017
Please quote ref: LBC02565

Salary: . Date posted: 15/06/2017