Executive Officer

London (Greater)
£26,025 - £34,479 depending on skills
10 Sep 2020
27 Sep 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

  • Are you looking for an opportunity within a friendly and supporting team?
  • Are you interested in working for an organisation that offers working arrangements to enhance your work-life balance?
  • Do you have solid administrative experience?

If you answered yes, we would like to hear from you!

This is a unique opportunity to work as an Executive Officer. You will join The Environment and Community Services Directorate (ECS) within Richmond and Wandsworth Shared Services. 

Who we are

ECS is responsible for a diverse remit of services across both boroughs such as parks and open spaces, waste management, highways, engineering and planning.  We need a highly organised Executive Officer who can provide excellent and broad-ranging administration support to our dedicated management team.

You will be joining an established team of Executive Officers delivering the highest standards of customer service across our Richmond and Wandsworth sites. 

Job Purpose

You will be the all-important first point of contact, resolving queries over the phone, written correspondence and emails from members of the public, elected members (Councillors), Members of Parliament, residents, staff and the Local Government Ombudsman. You will also be required to take minutes at Cabinet meetings as and when required.   

Please review the attached Job Profile for the full details on this exciting role.

About you

This is a varied role and expectations are that you will work across both Richmond and Wandsworth sites. Please note due to COVID-19 you may be asked to work from home until further notice.

We are looking for the following key skills:

  • You must be able to manage competing demands on your time with common sense and a flexible approach.  
  • Solid administrative experience in a customer-facing team.
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Flexibility, with a can-do approach to your work.
  • Commitment to confidentiality.
  • IT Literate.

We expect high standards, but you will enjoy being part of a friendly and supportive team. We recognise your contribution and offer excellent opportunities to add to your skills and develop your career. 

How to apply

Please register, submit your CV and a supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of this role. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0208 871 8825 or recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

Why choose us

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.These include home working, and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 27th September 2020
Shortlisting Date: Week commencing Monday 5th October 2020
Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 12th October 2020

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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