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Adults Personal Assistant - North West Surrey

Adults Personal Assistant - North West Surrey

Posted 21 August by Surrey County Council

Job Details

£25,821 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Woking Borough Council Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking Surrey GU21 6YL.

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

We have an opportunity for a Personal Assistant to provide proactive business and administrative support to the Area Director in North West Surrey. The role provides support to senior managers across the directorate to help deliver efficient and effective management for the residents of Surrey. The post will be based in Woking Borough Council, Woking, although this can be flexible and can be discussed further at interview. There will be a requirement to travel across the county including Guildford and Kingston.

Tact, confidentiality, discretion and the ability to perform to the highest professional standards are critical, together with the ability to form excellent working relationships both internally and externally, e.g. Clinical commissioning groups, district and borough councils, senior managers and peer PAs.

The role will provide comprehensive business and administrative support on a day to day basis to ensure the efficient and effective use of management time.  This will include:

  • Complex diary management
  • Screening incoming calls
  • Preparing and responding to emails/correspondence
  • Coordinating meetings, conferences and other events
  • Preparing meeting papers and agendas, taking minutes, and ensuring actions and recommendations arising from meetings and other activities are followed up

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is highly organised
  • Has a proactive approach
  • Ideally you will have experience of working as a personal assistant to a senior manager
  • Experienced minute taker
  • Possesses good verbal and written communication skills
  • Has the ability to work independently on your own initiative and as part of a busy team

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26th August 2018.

Interviews will take place on 3rd September 2018.

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

Equal Opportunities

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Reference: 35930082

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