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Job Reference: 59258

Personal Assistant to Director of Children’s Services

  • ExeterMaine
  • £14.26 - £14.26 per hour
  • Contract / Full Time

Seven Social Care are looking for a Personal Advisor to the Director of Children’s Services to work with Devon County Council based in Exeter. This contract is paying £14.26 per hour, this position is working remotely but must be based fairly locally.

The role:

To organise and manage the day to day activities of the Director in order to maximise the efficient running of that Directorate for Devon County Council. To organise and manage functions of the office of the Director and support appropriate portfolio holders in their roles. Liaise and link with other Directors, politicians and community leaders on behalf of the Director to maximise potential opportunities to benefit the people of Devon. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.




Strong organisational skills, with a proven ability and confidence to respond to tight deadlines and juggle conflicting priorities


Development and maintenance of protocols (e.g. managing complex information or meetings), effective working practises, standards, systems and processes to ensure that all parties understand the agreed purpose and arrangements.


Experience of proactively supporting Directors and senior managers in an executive/personal assistant capacity


Dealing with Elected Members and external organisations and partners


A good knowledge of council or large diverse organisation’s processes, structures, policies and political interests


Experience of arranging and providing appropriate support to meetings, including travel, accommodation and time management requirements.


Proven ability to build good working relationships



Behavioural attributes


Confident, enthusiastic, self-motivated, resilient and an excellent team-worker

Ability to take responsibility and work on own initiative, under pressure and to deadlines without direct supervision

Strong ambassadorial and inter-personal skills with a proven ability to build good working relationships at all levels

Customer focused and politically aware

Diplomatic but persuasive with ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff

Enthusiastic about learning and sharing new approaches and skills and continuing professional development

Flexible and team approach to ensure Directors are supported appropriately during holidays and unplanned absences

Good inter-personal skills

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. First point of contact for all communication with the Director and organisation thereof

on his/her behalf.

2. Manage commitments and provide secretarial and administrative support

3. Manage the Director’s personal office

4. Initiate and organise official functions as appropriate.

5. Manage a budget or fund as appropriate

Applicant Requirements:


Qualifications: Not Essential

Experience:2+ years working within a similar role.

Travel:Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.

Hours:37.5 hours p/w.

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