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Corporate & Leaders Support Officer

The Role

Thanks to an innovative Shared Staffing Arrangement (SSA), we can offer a very exciting role: Corporate & Leaders Support Officer, for not one, but two high achieving councils. The London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth have come together in a Shared Staffing Arrangement (SSA) to share expertise, increase efficiency and create economies of scale, and deliver a first-class service. And that gives you an exciting opportunity to join a team of five people working across both boroughs.

Positions: 2

(1 Permanent and 1 One Year Fixed Term Maternity Cover)

As part of the Corporate and Leaders Support team, you will enable us to continue to build on our success and also bring new experience, knowledge and ideas.

Your style and approach will reflect our values:

  • Being open
  • Being supportive
  • Being positive and helpful


You will need to bring both your experience and fresh perspectives to the team that delivers executive and administrative support to the Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive and Council Leaders.

You will have experience of working in an administrative/support role and of delivering in a political environment. Be able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy and able to work effectively within a team.

You will need to be a good communicator, well organized, have good written, numerical and analytical skills and sound IT abilities.

You will have a degree education or be able to demonstrate the equivalent by experience.

If successful you will be joining a team that is committed to delivering high level corporate support.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include home & flexible working (dependent on service need), and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

For an informal discussion please contact Ibrahim Ibrahim on 020-8871-6041.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 9th August 2020 (11:59 pm)

Shortlisting Date: W/C 10th August 2020

Interview Date: Wednesday 2nd &Thursday 3rd September 2020

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognizing that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils


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