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Reference: 63776

Date Added: 6 December 2017
Closing Date: 18 December 2017

Job Title: Executive Officer, Leader's Office

Working For: LB Waltham Forest

Location: London

Salary: £42,876 – £45,666

Job Details

A high-profile opportunity has arisen at the heart of WalthamForest’s democratic structure.

As the Leader’s Executive Officer, you will be responsible for providing direct support to the Leader of the Council. You will act as the link between the Leader and the rest of the Council, including its Cabinet, Chief Executive and Senior Management Team.

It’s a busy and demanding role, so we’re looking for an pro-active energetic individual who has a good understanding of politics and the political process, as well as previous experience of working with senior politicians. It goes without saying that you’ll be a first-class communicator with the gravitas and credibility to influence at a senior level. You will have well developed research and organisational skills and the ability to quickly grasp issues and turn them into briefings for the Leader. You’ll also be accustomed to working flexibly on your own initiative, to work across the team and assist colleagues where necessary and to respond sensitively and imaginatively to a wide range of issues

The successful candidate will have:
Advanced verbal and written communication, social media and interpersonal skills.
The ability to prepare written and oral briefings under time pressure.
Excellent political judgement.
Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
Strong individual initiative.
The ability to prioritise a heavy and varied workload.
The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a range of people.
Flexibility and willingness to work as part of a team

Closing Date: 18 December 2017

Interview/Start Dates

Interview dates TBC, start date is by negotiation.

Application Details

All applications need to be via Jobs Go Public please https://www.jobsgopublic.com/jobs/executive-officer-to-the-leader-c-d-17-49347/from/dwljk2enagedx/4/of/56/opening_at/desc.

If you’d like to have an informal discussion about this job, please contact Angela Cater on 020 8496 4611 or angela.cater@walthamforest.gov.uk.

Website: https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/

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