Date Added: 18 November 2022
: 25 November 2022
Job Title: Cabinet Support Officer (x2) - Mayor and Cabinet Office
Working For: London Borough of Hackney
Salary: £34,000 - £40,000 p.a.
Length of Contract: Six months
Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. We are looking for an interim Cabinet Support Officer for a short term period. You will be responsible for delivering a seamless and high quality support service to the Mayor of Hackney and his Cabinet. With your strong diary management skills, you will be responsible for managing multiple diaries, meetings, briefing requests and correspondence on a daily basis. The role will also require you to work closely with members and officers across all parts of the organisation including residents and stakeholders.
SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to plan and manage the diary of two or more Cabinet members and forward plan.
Ability to produce high quality documents using Google Suite.
Excellent time management skills, develop work plans, set priorities, meet deadlines and prioritise conflicting demands.
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels both orally and in writing.
Ability to work closely with the Mayor and Cabinet and develop and manage relationships.
Ability to undertake research and information gathering on particular topics on own initiative, including good analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to organise and coordinate briefings for Cabinet members through liaison with appropriate Chief Officers or their nominees.
Proactive and intellectually curious.
Able to learn more about the issues, take ownership of tasks, follow up actions.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Political nous, and knowledge of local government policies and political and legislative developments, as well as the local government legislative and financial framework.
Good knowledge and understanding of current issues facing London local authorities.
Substantial experience in a similar role providing support to a senior manager or politician, providing a range of support services including diary management, and drafting letters and reports.
Experience of attending high-level meetings and taking accurate notes to ensure any follow-up work required is recorded and monitored.
Experience of handling and responding to enquiries and complaints from a wide range of individuals and organisations.
Experience of dealing with sensitive and confidential issues.
Able to use own initiative to be proactive and work independently to ensure tasks are completed on time and to the required standard.
Closing Date: 25 November 2022
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a written test prior to being invited for an interview at Hackney Town Hall.
Start date by agreement from week commencing 28 November. For the right candidate(s), we reserve the right to close applications prior to the advertised closing date.
To apply for the post, please send your CV and cover letter articulating how your skills and experience meet the person specification above to Robert.Jones@hackney.gov.uk
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.