Hours: 37 hours 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 and motivated Assistant Director of Adult Social Care (Operations). 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 Assistant 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 Assistant Director 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.
The Isle of Wight Council is fully equipped with technology to provide face to face and online tools for a hybrid working environment. For this reason, the post holder is required to be fully versed in Microsoft 365 and have the confidence to learn internal applications.
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 support the 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 5 years; including placing as finalists in the ‘health and care’ category of both the Local Government Chronicle and Municipal Journal 2021 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 a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Fiona Capewell on: Ext 6983.
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