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Executive Assistant

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Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£22,911 - £27,905
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
06 December 2019 01:00 PM
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Part time or job share opportunities considered.

We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy and communities for our districts. Babergh and Mid Suffolk have consistently been voted amongst the top places to live in the UK.

Working together across our councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk – working hard to provide homes, support our communities, boost local economy, protect our environment and keep our districts clean, tidy and safe.

We are now looking for someone to join our Executive PA team with the correct values, commitment and motivation to make a difference for our districts.

This is a demanding role working to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, requiring excellent interpersonal skills and political awareness together with well developed PA skills.

You must be highly organised and have a proactive approach to work, with the ability to work flexibly to meet constantly changing deadlines. The role requires an individual who can quickly acquire a good understanding of the councils and apply this knowledge to deal efficiently and professionally with a wide range of queries and tasks.

You will have the ability to identify key issues that need to be dealt with immediately, to be assertive and at the same time an excellent negotiator when requesting information on behalf of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). You will be proactive and use your own judgement to determine an approach to a wide range of situations with limited direction, understand etiquette and protocols for addressing individuals in person and in writing and be expected to effectively manage your own workload.

You will be based at our modern, air-conditioned head office in Ipswich, with a range of facilities and excellent travel links. We offer a generous leave entitlement, access to the Suffolk Green Travel Plan, discount scheme and pension scheme. We also offer a range of training and development and will give you all the support you need, for your career and wellbeing.

We are committed to agile and flexible working (subject to business need), with full time, part time or job share opportunities considered. Supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, enabling and empowering our people to deliver the best possible results for our residents.

For an informal discussion only about the role, please contact Deborah Largent on (01473) 296335.

Interview Date: Wednesday 11th December 2019

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