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Executive Assistant - Temporary

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Executive Assistant required for our local authority client based in Haringey

Pay: £18 PAYE

Hours 10:00 - 15:00 (25 hours per week)

Contract Length : 3 Months - possibly ongoing

THE ROLE: This role is to provide executive and administrative support to the local authority Leader including managing their diary and inbox; dealing with correspondence; meeting and greeting visitors for meetings; liaising with internal and external stakeholders.

The role will include working closely with the Head of the Leaders Office, the EA to the Chief Executive, the Cabinet Support Team, and the Leader and Cabinet Members.

A high degree of professionalism and integrity is required; along with excellent written and oral communication skills. The role will suit someone who enjoys juggling a range of tasks in a busy office environment.

To provide professional business support that facilitates the delivery of frontline services and the council priorities.

Ensuring the delivery of an effective and efficient service within required timescales and in line with corporate and service policies and operating guidelines, working in partnership with services to ensure that any risks, issues, or opportunities are identified and quickly addressed and championing continuous improvement to ensure that services are efficient as possible.

You will be responsible for delivering, the full menu of business support activities defined by the operating model to ensure the effective operation of the service.

This includes Document Management, Administration, Data entry to council systems, supporting meetings, and minute taking of lower-level cases and other meetings as requested.

Providing effective business support to meet the statutory and operational requirements of Children's Service

Being aware of policies, procedures, and statutory legislation that impacts your role and Children's Services.

Carry out all accountabilities in compliance with the Council's Policies and Procedures.

Liaise effectively, professionally, and co-operatively with Business Support staff and service users.

Provide cover for colleagues and undertake any other work assigned consistent with the duties and responsibilities of an agile workforce.

Maintain accurate and effective communication with line management ensuring that they are regularly appraised of planned changes and developments

Actively support continuous improvement by identifying service issues, threats, and opportunities/improvements.


Experience in providing excellent business support functions ideally in a complex or regulated environment delivering high-quality services

Ability to work under pressure and respond effectively to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines.

Ability to maintain simple information, recording, and filing systems (manual and computerized).

Ability to enter, collate, compile, and distribute information consistently and effectively using a variety of methods best suited to meeting client outcomes

Experience with IT systems and how they support service delivery.

Experience in delivering service improvements through a program of continuous improvement.

Effectively working as part of a team.


Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products

Knowledge of the IT-based systems in use within the Council for general and specialist functionality.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Please apply with your updated CV ensuring that any gaps in employment are explained.

At this point, may we take this opportunity to thank you for the interest you have shown in this role. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not always possible to respond to everyone. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 7 days, your application for this vacancy may not have been shortlisted by the client.

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Up to £18 per hour + PAYE