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PA to the Leader

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

The Role

Would you like to support the Wandsworth Leader during a period of political change? Then apply for this exciting opportunity as the PA to the Wandsworth Leader.

We are looking for an exceptional person to take the lead in this high-profile position. You will help us to continue to build on our success and bring new experience, knowledge and ideas to the role.

Your style and approach will reflect our values:

  • Being open
  • Being supportive
  • Being positive and helpful

We are looking for an organised motivated self-starter to support the Wandsworth Leader. You will have experience of working at a high level in executive support role and of delivering in a highly political environment. Be able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy and be able to work effectively within a team.

You will need to be an excellent communicator, with the ability to build relationships with internal and external partners. 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.

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 29th August 2022

Shortlisting Date: 7th September 2022

Interview Date: 14th September 2022

For an informal discussion please contact Sue Kelleher Head of Support & Members Services on 020-8871-6052 or at

Useful Information:

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. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. This campaign is anonymised.     

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, recognising 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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