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Executive Support Officer - Chief Executive Office

Employer: London Borough of Waltham Forest

  • Reference: C&D/17/40632
  • Published on: Wed 09/08/2017 11:25 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/09/2017 23:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours.
  • Salary: £30,324 - £31,998
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF

Waltham Forest is vibrant, culturally diverse and distinctive. It’s a fantastic place to live, work, explore and invest. We have an exciting cultural scene – we are bidding to become London’s first ‘borough of culture’ for 2019 – a lively night-time economy and more green space than any borough north of the Thames. Coupled with great transport connections into central London and beyond, we are a growing and changing borough at the forefront of regeneration. We are creating a Council that is resident-focused, digitally-driven and commercial minded to meet the needs of our existing and future residents.

We are looking for a special Executive Support Officer to join our chief executive office team. We’re going places in Waltham Forest and this is an exciting and dynamic time to join us. The Council has a strong track record of providing a variety of career pathways and this is an opportunity not to be missed. If you are looking for your second job, or are a graduate just setting out on your journey with an interest in working in a complex political environment, we’d love to hear from you.

You will be the glue of the office – the person we rely on to make our process work who thinks outside the box for administrative solutions- keeping an upbeat yet professional office culture whilst supporting the activities of the wider team. You are organised and diligent and a fast learner, with the ability to step up and deputise for the Executive Assistant.

Working as part of a small team you will help the chief executive and his office get the very most out of the working day. You will be a fast learner, have excellent attention to detail, be meticulous in your approach and have thorough research skills for ad hoc tasks/projects. You should have exemplary communication skills as you will be liaising with local politicians and our Members of Parliament, as well as high level managerial contacts. For the right person this is an amazing stepping stone on the path of an exciting career.

You’ll find a wealth of information about our Council here www.walthamforest.gov.uk.

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life”

William Morris

Interviews week commencing 11 September 2017.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

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For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

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