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Personal Assistant to the Leader of the Council

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

If you are looking for an exciting and stimulating role working at the heart of a large organisation, then this role could be for you. This offers a unique opportunity to work closely with the senior leadership of the organisation, and to shape the way the Leader’s business support needs are efficiently met.

We are looking for a highly organised and proactive person to provide comprehensive support to the Leader of the Council, covering a wide range of business support functions.  Working directly for the Leader, but within a team providing support to the wider leadership group, you will have the opportunity to support projects and pieces of work across different areas of the Council as well as managing calendars, scheduling appointments, meetings and making sure the Leader is appropriately prepared and briefed for the week ahead.

You will be professional, well organised, able to use your own initiative and be confident to act as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, handling enquiries and correspondence with professionalism and discretion.

You should be confident in the use of IT systems and a strong communicator with the ability to create good working relationships with people inside and outside the organisation, as well as having a keen eye for accuracy and detail. 

This role will offer variety and a strong sense of the valuable work carried out every day to deliver on the Council’s ambitions and commitment to Cambridgeshire being a Greener, Fairer and more Caring county. So if you also have proven experience as a PA, are highly organised and have the ability to prioritise tasks and manage multiple deadlines effectively, we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested and would like to discuss the opportunity, please contact

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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