Cabinet Support Officer

20 June 2023
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Job Description

Job Category :Human Resources
Location : Newham Dockside, London Borough of Newham
Hours Per Week :36.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time :09:00
End Time :17:00
Salary: £14.00
Overall purpose of the role – Providing effective support to the Mayor and other Executive Members of the Council, through the management and facilitation of Cabinet Accountability Model (CAM) meetings.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:
• Support the implementation, embedding and day to day working of the new Cabinet Accountability Model with regards to their assigned Cabinet Members’ portfolios.
• Ensure the smooth running of the CAM processes which could include coordination and drafting of CAM meeting agendas, facilitating CAM meetings, and collating and publishing CAM papers for the meeting.
• Proactive management of the CAM Actions log and Forwards Plans and track key CAM deliverables in relevant the actions log and forward plan.
• Where necessary, support may be required for co-ordination with the wider Mayor’s Office team, to support and align with CAF, Scrutiny and Cabinet activities.
• Forward planning with the Cabinet Lead and Corporate Director to ensure they are briefed and provide input ahead of CAM meetings and decisions are made in a timely manner.

Experience and Skills:
• Experience of providing Cabinet support service.
• Experience of devising and implementing management and administrative systems in a busy senior executive environment.
• Experience of managing the co-ordination of writing and delivery of meeting notes and actions from high profile meetings.
• Advanced knowledge and experience of using information technology packages including Microsoft Office packages, e.g., schedule, email, databases, spreadsheets, word processing and PowerPoint.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective administrative support systems.
• Ability to develop, manage and maintain effective and efficient co-ordination of Member level meetings.
• Ability to produce quality written work to tight deadlines.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective liaison with council Members and Senior Management.
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively orally and on paper, including the ability to write reports.
• Ability to priorities workload and meet varying deadlines.
• Ability to work flexibly as part of a team