This Vacancy has closed.
Personal Assistant
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: CS/21/153851
  • Published: Fri 04/06/2021, 13:59 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 18/06/2021, 13:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,893
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

Vacancy Location

More Information

More about this employer

Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant

Starting salary: £30,893

Job Level and Salary Range: Level 3, Zone 2; £30,893 - £35,488

Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

Hours per week: 36 hours per week

Contract Type: 2 x Permanent and 1 x Fixed Term/Secondment for 12 months, Full Time

Closing Date: 18 June 2021, 23:59

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today, and we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. As an experienced and professional Personal Assistant you will join the Directorate support team within the Business Support Service to provide exceptional service.

The role

You’ll be a creative thinker who can use your knowledge, judgement and initiative to ensure that Directors’ diaries and inboxes are managed in the most effective and efficient way. Enabling Chief Officers to focus on delivering their strategic objectives you will work closely with other Personal Assistants to ensure that departmental business is monitored and tracked. To succeed, you will need to work closely with Chief Officers, Elected Members and a diverse range of internal and external customers. In ensuring that the highest levels of customer service are maintained, you will represent Chief Officers in a positive and professional manner.   You will also need to work closely with other Personal Assistants and Executive Support Leads in ensuring that professional and accurate meeting support is provided to Cabinet Member and Departmental Management team meetings. This is an exciting, varied and at times challenging role. You’ll need to be flexible and adaptable and have experience of problem solving and prioritising sometimes conflicting business needs.

About you

You will have a Personal Assistant background and substantial experience of providing quality PA support at a senior management level. You will be experienced at managing the diaries and inboxes of more than one Chief Officer. You will be an individual that can work well as part of a team and thrives well working in an empowered environment. You will have an exceptional eye for detail and need to be able to work using sound judgement and your own initiative to meet deadlines and manage conflicting priorities.   You will be an extremely customer focused individual who has experience of developing good relationships with a range of staff and customers – including elected Members. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to see things clearly from others’ viewpoints. You will be an experienced problem solver who can work on their own initiative and with others to identify creative and innovative solutions. You will also be adaptable and flexible in your approach to work and have excellent organisational skills that enable you to manage a complex and varied workload.   This role will also require a DBS Enhanced Check.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

Working for Camden you’ll receive a host of great benefits, Click HERE to see full details.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Additional information   

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.   

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments   

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes, making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.