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Secretary to the Director of Public Health & Wellbeing

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 29/01/2020 23:59
Grade E, £19,945 - £21,166
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
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Employment Location:
Civic Centre

Job details 

Closing date:
29 Jan

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Public Health and Wellbeing.

In the role of Secretary to the Director of Public Health & Wellbeing (DPHW) you will be working as part of the small team that provides direct support to the DPHW and the wider service. As such, experience of working in a busy environment and managing a varied workload is essential.

You will have previous experience of providing secretarial and support services. An important part of the role will be to ensure the DPHW’s diary is accurately managed and maintained.

Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary, as you will be liaising with other internal and external partners to ensure that the DPHW is fully supported for meetings and engagements that they attend.

You will be required to work quickly and accurately under pressure, displaying political sensitivity and diplomacy, whilst maintaining confidentiality at all times. You must be able to work as part of a team, as well as on your own initiative, whilst being supportive and approachable to all colleagues. You will also be able to demonstrate excellent communication and customer care skills.

You will be responsible for dealing with requests from the DPHW, which will require you to liaise with other senior officers, councillors and services users, including face to face contact, telephone calls and formal correspondence.

Knowledge and experience of using office-based software packages, combined with excellent IT skills, are key requirements for this role. The post-holder must also have a GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics.

For an informal discussion or with any queries relating to the role, please contact Iain Burns, Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive on 0191 4332184.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk

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