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Executive Officer
  • Employer: Richmond upon Thames & Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Reference: randw/TP/14896/1432
  • Published: Mon 06/01/2020, 13:56 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/01/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,327-£33,554 (pro rata) depending on skills, knowledge and experience
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Executive Officer

Job Description

  • Are you looking for a part-time opportunity within a friendly and supporting team?

  • Are you interested in working for an organisation that offers working arrangements to enhance your work-life balance?

  • Do you have solid administrative experience?



If you answered yes, we would like to hear from you!



This is a unique opportunity to work in a job share (18 hours per week) as an Executive Officer. You will join The Environment and Community Services Directorate (ECS) within Richmond and Wandsworth Shared Services. 



Who we are



ECS is responsible for a diverse remit of services across both boroughs such as parks and open spaces, waste management, highways, engineering and planning.  We need a highly organised Executive Officer who can provide excellent and broad-ranging administration support to our dedicated management team.



You will be joining an established team of Executive Officers delivering the highest standards of customer service across our Richmond and Wandsworth sites. 



Job Purpose



You will be the all-important first point of contact, resolving queries over the phone, written correspondence and emails from members of the public, elected members (Councillors), Members of Parliament, residents, staff and the Local Government Ombudsman. You will also be required to take minutes at Cabinet meetings as and when required.   



Please review the attached Job Profile for the full details on this exciting role.



About you



This is a varied role and expectations are that you will work across both Richmond and Wandsworth sites. 



We are looking for the following key skills:




  • You must be able to manage competing demands on your time with common sense and a flexible approach.  

  • Solid administrative experience in a customer-facing team.

  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills.

  • Flexibility, with a can-do approach to your work.

  • Commitment to confidentiality.

  • IT Literate.



We expect high standards, but you will enjoy being part of a friendly and supportive team. We recognise your contribution and offer excellent opportunities to add to your skills and develop your career. 



How to apply



Please register, submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0208 871 8825 or recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.



Why choose us



In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include part-time working, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays (pro rata).



In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.



Indicative Recruitment Timeline



Closing Date: Sunday 19th January 2020



Shortlisting Date: Week commencing Monday 20th January 2020



Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 27th January 2020



Useful Information:



Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.



Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.



Important Information:



Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.