Executive Liaison Officer - Working for Essex
Salary: From £26,541 to £30,102 per annum
Closing date: 24 Sep 2023
Location: Basildon
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 13306
Role: Operations
About the role

Executive Liaison Officer

Permanent, Full Time

From £26,541 to £30,102 per annum

Location: Basildon

Closing Date: 24th September 2023

Advert closing date: Sunday 24th September 2023

Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Basildon Council to recruit Executive Liaison Officer.

Working Hours:This is a full-time position with 36.25 working hours per week. This role offers flexible working with the expectation of being in the office 3 days per week.

The opportunity

We want to do things differently here in Basildon. We are creating a place where our people prosper.

As the largest economy in the Thames Estuary outside London, we are incredibly proud of what we have achieved but we are never complacent. We are driving inclusive, sustainable growth to provide opportunity and prosperity for local people and businesses, access to quality homes, vibrant town centres and an enhanced local environment.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Executive Officer to support our newly-established Executive and Member Support service in an exciting new opportunity. Supporting our political and executive leaders, you will provide professional executive support to senior officers and members and ensure these are aligned where appropriate.

You should have strong organisational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to navigate a complex and demanding political environment, in order to support effective working relationships with senior officers and members.

We have a culture of support, collaboration and a ‘can do’ approach to delivering the Council’s objectives. We aim to find solutions whilst ensuring the highest professional standards and delivering value for money.

What do you need to succeed:

• Excellent organisation with a collaborative approach to managing and administering the work of the Leader, Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team, determining appropriate action

• Good communication skills with an ability to present to a wide range of stakeholders

• Previous experience within a local authority/public sector setting is beneficial

What’s in it for you?

• 26 days annual leave pro rata for part time (rising to 30 after 5 years’ service)

• Hybrid working

• Fully flexible working options

• Local government pension

• Funded training opportunities

• Employee discount programme

• Top specification ICT equipment

For an informal discussion about this post please contact sadie.orwell@essex.gov.uk

Why choose Basildon Council?

Basildon Borough Council is one of the largest local authorities in the East of England region and serves a population of approximately 172,000 people. The town of Basildon is regarded as a key economic hub with the main areas of employment being engineering, research and development, distribution and financial services. Basildon is also the second biggest economy in the Thames Gateway, outside of Canary Wharf.

Working for Basildon Borough Council means making a practical and positive difference to the lives of people living and working in the Borough and provides a fulfilling career.

Each of our employees - whatever job role they are undertaking - can feel motivated by having a unique opportunity to use their skills to make Basildon a better place to live. Whether it is conserving our countryside, by regenerating our Borough, by housing our residents or by collecting the refuse on time.

Note: ECC are advertising this role on behalf of Basildon Council.

Basildon Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.

The Council applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email resourcing.team@essex.gov.uk