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Argyll and Bute Council at Kilmory Castle Lochgilphead Argyll and Bute, PA31 8RT
£45,568 - £49,875 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Service: Chief Executive

Closing Date: Friday 12th April 2024

This is an exciting role where the Council is looking for someone who has the ambition, drive and experience to fill the role of Corporate Support Officer in the Chief Executive's Support Team, assisting the Chief Executive as the Head of the Council's Paid Service.

This will include management of strategic relationships, coordinating and ensuring compliance with statutory and governance requirements including the preparation of committee reports, planning for specific policy developments and projects, ensuring best value and an ongoing professional approach to Council business at all times. The post holder will also oversee the arrangement and organisation of programmes, events and itineraries, including the preparation of agendas and supporting papers.

The successful candidate will accompany the Chief Executive to meetings as required, and have sound experience in being an effective communicator, as well as being able to work in a high pressure, fast paced environment.

The post holder will help drive performance, ensuring that mechanisms are in place to monitor performance and plan for long term continuous performance across the Council.

The successful candidate will be progressive and passionate with the initiative and resilience to lead and manage multiple service / support activities developing high performing teams and driving a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.

This is a challenging but rewarding role requiring adaptability, diplomacy, utilising experience and skills to support the Council and its services to realise the Council’s objectives.

This is a full time, permanent position, working 35 hours per week, based in Lochgilphead.

Argyll and Bute Council recognises the numerous benefits of a positive work-life balance to the wellbeing and productivity of our employees. We will take a flexible first approach to requests from our employees to change the way that they work. While we must balance such requests with the need to ensure the quality of the important services we deliver is not compromised, we will ensure that each request is given careful consideration with a view to achieving a positive outcome wherever possible.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 1st May 2024.

To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

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Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

Please also note that we do not accept CVs, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about our commitment to this please visit Equality & Diversity Policy.

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