Executive Assistant

Posted 30/04/2024 by London Borough of Haringey

£39,951 - £42,840/annum

About Haringey

Haringey Council is one of 32 boroughs in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough, and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth. We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

About the role

The Chief Executive’s Office sits at the heart of the council, working directly with Chief Executive and six Executive Directors. Busy, fast-paced and demanding, the team makes sure Directors are supported and prepared.

We are looking for an experienced Executive Assistant to help support this busy office for a period of 12 months, 36 hours per week, to cover an internal secondment. This role will manage diaries, coordinate meetings, deal with enquiries from residents, and ensure our directors are making best use of their time. They will provide the link between Directors and others inside and outside of the organisation, helping build and maintain important relationships including with politicians, partners, and key stakeholders. They will also oversee resident and councillor enquiries to these directors, ensuring these are responded to on time.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community.  Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.

About you

Local authority experience working to Chief Executive / Director Level would be crucial for this role. You will need to be organised and efficient and have experience of working in a similar role. You will have a keen eye for detail, be able to work well under pressure, and work with colleagues to sort difficult problems quickly and effectively. Being a team player is important to us too. Enthusiastic and motivated, you will communicate well and share our passion for getting things right first time.

About the team

You will be working within the Chief Executive's support office joining the Executive Support Manager and three executive assistants. We work collaboratively with Head of the Chief Executive's office and three Business Managers to support the Council Leadership Team

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