Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £41,346 to £43,356 41346 - PO3
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Chief Executive's
Executive Support
Closing date

Hackney Council is looking for someone with exceptional organisational skills to join our executive support team to provide outstanding administrative support to the Chief Executive. Your role will be to support our senior leaders, enabling projects and services across the Council to run smoothly and efficiently. You will play an important part in helping us make Hackney a better place.

As an Executive Support Officer you will provide administrative support to the Chief Executive and the wider senior leadership team as well as leading a team of Executive Support Assistants. You will act as an important interface, managing a range of stakeholders within the Council and externally. To thrive in this role, you will need to have good judgement, a calm and confident approach and organisational knowledge. A flexible approach to workload and location is key.

We need someone with experience of managing and developing a team as you will line manage a team of support assistants. You should bring substantial PA/ executive support experience and be familiar with administration at a high level within a large, complex organisation. You should have a good understanding of the public sector and policies affecting local government.

We need someone who can prioritise competing workloads and remain flexible and level headed under pressure. You should be an expert communicator, able to delegate projects to senior officers on behalf of Directors as well as being able to draft reports and correspondence. You should be familiar with a range of IT packages, including Google Suite (Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, Sheets and Docs) as well as Microsoft Office.

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.

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth creates opportunities to transform the lives of our residents.

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

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.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 26 June 2022

Interview date: to be confirmed

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.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: