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Personal Assistant

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/777/30256
  • Published: Wed 25/01/2023, 13:12 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,291 - £31,810 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this position is £29,291 per annum for 36 hours per week.

Are you passionate about perfection?

Obsessed with organisation?

Self-motivated and able to prioritise people, places and projects?

If so, you won't want to miss this fantastic opportunity to work as a Personal Assistant within our fantastic Adult Social Care team!

About The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Personal Assistant to provide proactive personal administrative and business support to an Area Director within Adult Social Care.  This will include complex diary management, scheduling of meetings, note taking, management of papers and correspondence ensuring that the Senior Managers are briefed and prepared with the relevant paperwork for all meetings ensuring confidentiality at all times. 

As part of our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our agile/hybrid working options. Agile working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working from home, ensuring that the needs of the service are met at all times.

As an organisation we fully support agile and flexible working, however, there may be the need to travel into some of our corporate sites on occasion as deemed necessary.

About You

In order to be considered for shortlisting, we would love to hear about;

  • Your organisation skills and proactive approach, this role will require you to manage your own workload and prioritise tasks, sometimes independently
  • An awareness of the need for confidentiality and discretion when handling sensitive data professionally
  • Experience of previously working as a personal assistant to a senior manager
  • Your experience taking minutes in meetings involving multiple attendees
  • Your excellent verbal and written communication skills to develop=effective networks and working relationships internally

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

This job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 12th February 2023.

Interviews will take place during week commencing 20th February 2023.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Justine Finan on 07890 547483.

We look forward to receiving your application and CV.  You should also submit a separate personal statement, tailored for this role, and should be no longer than two sides of A4 please. 

Please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

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 26 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.

Our Commitment

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.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/777/30256
  • Published: Wed 25/01/2023, 13:12 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,291 - £31,810 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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