SalaryGBP £35,637 to £36,486 35637
ServiceMayor and Cabinet Office
Contract TypePermanent - Full Time
As Cabinet Support Officer you will be responsible for delivering a seamless and high quality support service to members of the Mayor’s Cabinet and will also liaise closely with the Mayor (Philip Glanville, the directly elected Labour Mayor of Hackney), senior officers and their teams.
This is a wide ranging and challenging role responsible for managing diaries, briefing requests and correspondence on a daily basis operating in a politically sensitive environment.
You will need to be a highly motivated, proactive individual with strong organisational and communication skills, and the ability to work with members and officers across all parts of the organisation.
Due to the nature of the role, experience of working under pressure in a similar role providing support to a senior manager or a politician at a high level is essential.
You must also have experience in independently carrying out duties effectively.
Good knowledge and understanding or experience in a political or local government environment is desirable but not essential.
“No matter how well you are organised sometimes my day in the Mayor & Cabinet Office rarely goes to plan. Often the role of a Cabinet Support Officer can often be reactive to the needs of the Mayor and Cabinet and more widely the local community.”
To find out more about what a day in the life of a Cabinet Support Officer might look like, please refer to the “Day in Life of a Cabinet Support Officer” file in attachments.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date for applications: 22 September 2019
Interviews: 07 October 2019
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.