Job Title: Personal Assistant (2 roles)
Salary range: £25,724 - £30,096 + excellent benefits
Hours: 36 per week or part time
Contract type: Permanent
We now have an exciting opportunity for two Personal Assistants in our Corporate Services Directorate and are looking for professional, pragmatic and forward-thinking people. The successful candidates will deliver proactive, timely, responsive and high quality defined corporate support, ensuring confidentiality and appropriate sensitivity on matters involving WMCA and partner organisations.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.
This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.
Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.
Corporate Services is responsible for supporting the WMCA'S Leadership team in achieving their key objectives for the region. As an active member of the team, you will provide excellent standards of customer service to stakeholders and staff.
About the role
As a Personal Assistant you will be responsible for delivering proactive, timely, responsive and high quality support to designated Senior Managers. Diary management and co-ordination is an important part of the role. You will also plan and co-ordinate travel and accommodation arrangements and associated expenses
To succeed in the role …
You will be an excellent communicator, effective at interacting with senior managers, executives and external stakeholders/partners. You will have the tact and diplomacy needed to deal with difficult or sensitive situations, always maintaining a high degree of confidentiality.
You will be a keen team player, used to working in a matrix management structure, with the ability to forward plan and think through implications; most importantly you will be used to working under pressure and to tight deadlines.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.
To apply for this role, please click below and we will email you a link to our online application form.
Closing Date: Sunday, 10 June 2018
Assessement Centre held: w/c 18 June 2018
We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.