Personal Assistant - Local Authority - Temp job in Hertfordshire

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Personal Assistant - Local Authority - Temp

A Local Authority in Hertfordshire is seeking an experienced PA to assist the Corporate Director for three/four months initially with an opportunity to go to a permanent role for the right candidate.

The tasks expected of the Personal Assistant include:

* Organising meetings on behalf of the Director, ensuring agenda papers and background information are distributed in advance and followed up as required

* Answering and screening calls on behalf of the Director

* Minute-taking in meetings

* Drafting, sending and responding to e‑mails

* Arranging and organising diary appointments, and monitoring the progress of responses and actions arising

* Assisting visitors, arranging appointments, collating all necessary papers required by the Director

* Drafting, producing and collating documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

* At least 3 years relevant experience in a similar Team Assistant/Personal Assistant capacity

* Experience in working with senior management/ stakeholders

* Able to effectively liaise with Councillors and staff at all levels in writing, by telephone, and face to face.

* Able to produce well laid out and accurate documents, ideally with a typing speed of at least 60 wpm

* Experienced and happy to take quick and accurate minutes for meetings

* Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal

* Numerate and able to work accurately with figures and statistics

* Able to use Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint to a high standard

* A quick learner with proactivity to work alone and as part of the wider team

* Able to prioritise, work under pressure and take on additional workload when needed

* Flexibility and 'can do' attitude with tasks undertaken

If you have the above skills and are interested in taking on this role, please apply below to be considered.


  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Job Title: Personal Assistant - Local Authority - Temp
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