Corporate Management Support Team

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Corporate Management Support Officer – Lead Ref: 50055891

County Hall/Agile

Grade 7 £22183.00 to £23541.00

Vacancy Reference: 50055891

Closing Date: 27/05/2022

Hours: 37
Contract Type: Fixed Term for 2 years

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 Management Support Team as a Support Officer (in essence a highly skilled Personal Assistant) to work directly with our inspirational Director of Adult Social Care and Housing Needs. This challenging post will suit a highly organised administrator, proficient in working accurately and quickly, with minimal supervision. This will be a fixed term post until 31 May 2024.

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 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 and Housing Needs has the tools and information necessary to manage their role. You’ll be expected to 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, 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 contribute to process development and communication within Adult Social Care and Housing Needs, and you will be our link to the wider Corporate Management 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.

There is a massive social care reform agenda taking place over the next 18 months and as we approach national assurance through the Care Quality Commission of all Adult Social Care departments, this role will be challenging and very rewarding.

We are incredibly proud of the support we provide to vulnerable local people. The recent refresh of our Care Close to Home (CCTH) strategy builds on impressive results from the last five years. Our Adult Social Care and Housing Needs directorate has been shortlisted in both the Local Government Chronicle and Municipal Journal awards for the past 2 years, but we still have so much more to do and in this role, you’ll be an integral part of our journey.

Therefore, if you are 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!

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Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at 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.a

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not 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. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable

Closing date: 27 May 2022