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Secretariat Administration & Business Support Officer - Western Gateway

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 04/10/2020 23:59
£33,782 to £36,922
Hours per week:
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Employment Location:
Council offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol
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Job details 

Closing date:
4 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Secretariat Administration & Business Support Officer
Salary Band: £33,782 to 36,922
Hay 6
Working Pattern: 12 month contract, Full time, 37 hours per week
Location: Badminton Road, Yate

How you’ll make a difference

You will make a difference as a Secretariat Administrator and Business Support Officer, by supporting the Executive Officer and being the main point of contact for the Western Gateway function. You will provide administrative support and be an effective communicator when dealing with enquiries and information requests.

The Western Gateway is a new economic partnership across south Wales and western England which aims to boost local economies by working together. The Western Gateway was launched in November 2019 and is the UK’s third powerhouse after the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine.
The Executive Officer will lead on the organisation and management of the Secretariat function, managing the budget and financial accountability.
We welcome internal secondments for this post, you should first seek your line manager’s permission before applying.

What will you be doing?

You will support the Executive Officer in administering the Secretariat function to include managing diaries, emails and events and supporting the Chair.

Within this role you will develop strategic relationships and workstreams with the business stakeholders across the geography, which will vary from strategic business leaders to those working on specific projects or engaging in workshops or conferences.

On a day to day basis you will be making decisions on the development of the business engagement function and have the ability and drive to find solutions to problems which work for its stakeholders.

What we need from you:

You will have experience of working in a busy office environment administering many aspects of operational support and able to work autonomously with minimal supervision.

It is crucial that you demonstrate experience of working in or with businesses and have an understanding of the pressures and drivers for influential business partners.

You will be used to working to tight timescales and be able and confident to make day to day decisions yourself around complex issues.

In this role you will demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of contributing to developing processes, procedures and/or projects. You will have well-developed interpersonal skills for persuading, influencing and be able to build relationships and communicate effectively with customers and have good literacy and report writing skills.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

• We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.
• We’re positive and forward thinking, always looking for new and innovative ways of working work and we’re ambitious about the future.

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference, be part of it!

Closing Date: 4 October 2020

Interview Date: w/c 12 October 2020

For more information please contact James Cooke, Strategic Planning and Partnership Manager on 01454863429 or james.cooke@southglos.gov.uk

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