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Executive Assistant/ Strategic Coordinator
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/20/119876
  • Published: Fri 24/01/2020, 10:50 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £0 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames, Woking, Surrey

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Executive Assistant/ Strategic Coordinator


£44,839 per annum for 36 hours per week, initially based at County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN.

We are in the process of moving our headquarters back into the county, with the new Civic Heart set to be established in Woking by the end of 2020. Agile and flexible working is welcomed and supported; we care about the job you do, not where you do it.

Please note this roe is offered as a secondment or fixed term contract for one year to provide maternity cover, from April 2020 to March 2021.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the role

Are you an existing Executive Assistant looking for your next step? This could be exactly what you are looking for! 

Surrey is 'coming of age' as it transforms into a new style of council. We are undertaking significant fast-paced improvement across the council to ensure a more cost effective organisation that focuses on the best possible outcomes for the people of Surrey as outlined in our Community Vision for Surrey in 2030.

To support this work we are looking to recruit an outstanding Executive Assistant / Strategic Coordinator to provide executive support and project management on a variety of high profile work.

Under the direction of the Chief of Staff and working closely with fellow Business Managers this roles will provide a direct link between the Corporate Leadership Team, Cabinet and wider democratic services putting you at the very heart of the Council.

Alongside giving strategic support and briefing to the Executive Director(s) you will work with, the role will be responsible for providing meeting support to a range of boards and large-scale events (often involving partnership organisations), developing agendas in line with priorities, facilitating group work, coordinating work programmes, working across directorates on special projects, bringing forward items for discussion, and tracking progress against agreed actions.

It may not be surprising then that we are looking for candidates who can evidence brilliant organisational, prioritising, and project management skills combined with a natural ability and flair for communication, networking and building strong working relationships that support getting the job done. You will need to feel at home working proactively as part of a team and independently in a fast paced and dynamic environment with a complex landscape of work.

If you are motivated by work that keeps you on your toes, is different every single day and believe you have the experience and skills we are looking for then we really want to hear from you. 

For more information please refer to the role profile attached at the bottom of this advert- we look forward to hearing from you!

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For an informal conversation about this roe please feel free to contact Piali Das Gupta, Chief of Staff, via email at

Additional information

This advert closes at 23:59 on 14th February 2020.

Please note that if you are successful in being shortlisted interviews are planned for 21st February 2020.

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