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Leader and Cabinet Support Officer

  • Directorate: Law and Governance
  • Pay level: 6
  • Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date for applications is midnight on 23rd July2024.

We are looking to recruit a professional and enthusiastic person to join the Leader and Cabinet support team. The role requires the individual to have strong administrative skills, with a high level of political awareness.

You would be working in corporate centre of the authority and would provide advice and support to the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet, helping them to deliver for local residents and achieve the aims and priorities of the council.The role is part of a small team and you would be providing comprehensive executive support for the Leader, and secondarily the wider Cabinet, in the effective and efficient management of their portfolio responsibilities.

The postholder will develop their skills in a range of field such as communications, policy, governance and stakeholder management. You will have the opportunity to provide advice in relation to Cabinet Members' portfolios, prepare agendas and notes, write briefings and speeches and be a key point of contact in helping to build and maintain relationships between councillors, senior officers, residents and key partners.

You will play an important role in developing a forward planning system for forthcoming council business and council work programmes.The post also supervises the Leader and Cabinet Administrative Officer and works closely with the Political Group Officer of the administration.

The postholder must have excellent interpersonal skills, show discretion and have political awareness.You will need to be flexible and proactive, able to manage competing priorities under pressure.The successful candidate is likely to have experience of dealing with elected members, senior officers and the public; and practical experience/knowledge of local government services.

The role requires attendance at some evening meetings of Cabinet, committees and other bodies.An additional allowance is applicable for attending such meetings.

Our Council:

Our vision is to make a difference to our communities and our environment and we would love you to join us in our mission! All of our employees, whatever their job, contribute greatly to delivering services to local people - either directly, or by supporting colleagues. We celebrate diversity and are continuously striving for our residents to enjoy fulfilling prosperous and healthy lives.

What we offer:

We offer a supportive place to grow and develop your career with a real opportunity for your input to be valued and heard. Ambition and innovation will be required now more than ever and you will join a friendly and collaborative environment where you are encouraged to thrive.

Alongside a competitive salary, we provide:

  • 26 days annual leave (not including Bank holidays), rising to 30 days between 2 - 5 years' service and 33 days after 5 years' service.
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme

We offer a wider range of great benefits including:

  • Flexible and hybrid working options to promote work-life balance
  • Our commitment to equality and diversity through a range of employee networks
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Tax - free childcare and childcare services
  • Season loan ticket - to help with the cost of your rail / bus journey to &a;amp; from work.


For an informal discussion about the post please contact Alexander Polak, Head of Governance &a;amp; Scrutiny on .

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If appointed, all posts will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Slough Borough Council is an inclusive employer and we encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We select staff on merit and we foster a workforce where people are valued, and represents the local communities that we serve. Slough Borough Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

We want our application process to be open and accessible. If you wish to make your application in an alternative format, please email quoting the job reference &a;ndash; our Accessibility Statement has more information.

Join our team at Slough Borough Council and help accelerate our journey of transformation and growth!

We reserve the right to close the advert early.Agency applications will not be considered.

Leader and Cabinet Support Officer

Slough, UK

Published on 6 Jul 2024

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