- Are you looking for a job 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.
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 as and when required.
Please review the attached Job Profile for the full details on this exciting role.
This is a varied role and expectations are that you will work across both Richmond and Wandsworth sites.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.
Why choose us
At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff.
Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.
Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work
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 19th March 2023
Shortlisting Date: Week commencing Monday 20th March 2023
Interview Date: TBC
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
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.
The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
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