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 email@example.com.
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!
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.