Akton Recruitment currently has an exciting opportunity for a Executive Support Officer within a Local Authority Housing department in London.
This is a wide ranging and challenging role responsible for managing diaries, briefing requests and correspondence on a daily basis operating in a politically sensitive environment.
You will need to be a highly motivated, proactive individual with strong organisational and communication skills, and the ability to work with members and officers across all parts of the organisation.
Due to the nature of the role, experience of working under pressure in a similar role providing support to a senior manager or a politician at a high level is essential.
You must also have experience in independently carrying out duties effectively.
Good knowledge and understanding or experience in a political or local government environment is desirable but not essential.
To work as part of the Mayor & Cabinet Office providing a comprehensive, coordinated and efficient support service to the Council’s senior leadership, enabling the Mayor and Cabinet to deliver their strategic objectives.
- To provide a proactive, reliable and confidential support service to members of the Mayor’s Cabinet, including: extensive diary and inbox management; taking accurate, concise meeting notes with actions clearly defined; acting as the key interface between Cabinet members and internal and external stakeholders; anticipating the needs of the Cabinet members supported and responding accordingly.
- To take responsibility for support for particular individuals or functions as assigned by the Mayor & Cabinet Support Manager.
- To work collaboratively within the Mayor & Cabinet Office, providing cover for colleagues, sharing best practice, experience and expertise with the aim of delivering a resilient and flexible service.