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Corporate Leadership Support Officer - Lead, Ref: 50034799

Corporate Leadership Support, Floor 2, County Hall, Newport

Grade 7 being £22,183 to £23,541 per annum

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50034799

Closing Date: 11/06/2021

Hours: 37 per week

Contract Type: Permanent


Do you thrive on new challenges? Do you enjoy working in a fast paced, ever changing environment where you are relied upon and valued?


An exceptionally confident, motivated team player is needed to join our Corporate Leadership Team as a Support Officer (in essence a highly skilled Personal Assistant) to work directly with our inspirational Director of Adult Social Care. This challenging post will suit a highly organised administrator, proficient in working accurately and quickly, with minimal supervision.


As an enthusiastic, professional, and friendly Support Officer, you’ll be working in a positively challenging environment, jumping in at the deep end, to support the Director of a service where urgent and life changing decisions are made every single day.


Confidence is essential as ultimately it will be your job to ensure that the Director of Adult Social Care has the tools and information available to manage their role. You’ll be expected to confidently take on live responsibilities from day one, embracing training and development in and amongst a demanding workload.


As a highly effective communicator you’ll understand the importance of confidentiality, tact and diplomacy and you’ll have the opportunity to use these key skills as you liaise at all levels internally and with external partners. We will rely on you for accuracy and efficiency as you deliver reliable meeting notes and action logs, streamlining calendars with foresight, anticipating the constant changes within our service.


Our workload is not simple, it is a dynamic and constantly evolving environment so you’ll need to juggle multiple tasks with a ‘can do’ proactive attitude, acting on initiative and anticipating need in areas including; diary management, meeting / event coordination and recording of senior management meetings, plus you’ll need to demonstrate understanding of corporate protocols and practice in respect of agenda preparation.


Your inter-personal and IT skills will also contribute to process development and communication within Adult Social Care and Housing Needs and you will be our link to the wider Corporate Leadership Support Team.


In this stand-alone role, you’ll work alongside a close-knit team of professionals within Adult Social Care and Housing Needs, supporting each other and, when needed, you’ll provide cover for colleagues as part of our friendly and supportive working environment.


As a service, we are incredibly proud of our Care Close to Home (CCtH) strategy here on the Isle of Wight, with impressive results over the last 3 years; including placing as finalists in the ‘health and care’ category of both the Local Government Chronicle and Municipal Journal 2019 awards, but we have so much more to do and in this role you will be an integral part of our journey.


So, if you are  made of the ‘Wight Stuff’,  seeking new challenge, keen to make a difference and capable of delivering at the highest level, we welcome you to contact us for an informal conversation, please email


Alternatively, if you already know this is the job for you, simply download our application form today and ensure you don’t miss this rare opportunity to make your mark in Team IWC!


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Simon Wiggins on 01983 821000 ext 6837.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do no hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.