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Executive Assistant

  • Location: Aylesbury Vale
  • Ref: FS09044
  • Closing date: 18th January 2019
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £24,133 - £29,626
Corporate Office Based


On 01 November 2018, it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire will become a single unitary authority in April 2020.  This is an exciting opportunity for all the councils in the county to come together to build a brand new council for Buckinghamshire, building on the best experience and expertise of the five current councils.  We are developing plans with our District Council colleagues to build a new Unitary Council that is ambitious in its outlook, provides Buckinghamshire residents with simpler ways to access services that they need, and makes best use of public money.  Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future.  Therefore, the five councils have agreed to restrict applications to this position to current employees of the five councils for a period of seven days from 18th December 2018 to 6th January 2019.  External candidates are welcome to submit their application at any point; however, if a current employee applies during this seven day period, their application will be assessed prior to the council considering applications from external candidates.

Executive Assistants to:

  • The Executive Director of Transport, Economy, Environment (TEE)
  • Two Directors within the TEE Leadership Team

Do you strive for Business excellence in everything you do? Are you driven by innovation? We are seeking ambitious, proactive and enthusiastic individuals to support the Transport Economy Environment Leadership Team.

Buckinghamshire County Council is excited to offer two Executive Assistant opportunities across Transport, Economy, Environment Business Unit (TEE) for individuals who are ambitious, caring, collaborative, and take accountability for being the best they can be. These opportunities offer you a real chance to make a positive impact on the local community around you and are designed to give you a wide overview of local government to develop a broad set of transferable skills.

About Us

We pride ourselves on being an innovative Council and are embarking on a journey of change. We are evolving into something more agile, more commercial and more digitally focussed. We need people to help us deliver the best outcomes for our residents who not only think about the future, but who have the drive and ambition to deliver a better service.

As part of the Transport, Economy, Environment, team you’ll have the chance to make Buckinghamshire a better place to live, work and visit

About the role

Executive Assistant to ED – this is no ordinary Executive Assistant role, as well as providing confidential executive support on a day to day basis for an Executive Director,

You will also be undertaking activities such as contributing to the planning and delivery of key projects, research and presenting information and assisting the ED with recruitment, HR and finance activities.

You will be the key liaison with strategic partners such as ADEPT and EEH and on occasions travel with the ED to meetings in London and other countywide locations. You will also be required to attend meetings on behalf of the ED that will allow you to build a great platform for you to develop key relationships at a senior level to help you progress your career.

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This role is key to providing support to a politically spotlighted role for an outward facing director which would expose you to building key relationships and networks.

Executive Assistant to TEE Directors – We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious and fast paced EA to be the key liaison with various Cabinet Members, Senior Executive Directors and internal and external stakeholders. As well as providing day to day executive support to TEE Directors, you will also proactively contribute to the development, implementation and management of systems, processes, and procedures. You will be exposed to various tasks and opportunities that will give you a rounded skill set to develop your career.

About you

The successful candidates will share our values, that means you’re ambitious, caring, collaborative and take accountability for your actions. You’ll be efficient and highly organised with excellent written and oral communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability of dealing with colleagues at all levels in a large organisation. Excellent IT skills are a must.

You will be a positive, forward thinking person who will play a key role in working with the TEE Director Leadership Team. You will have experience of working in a demanding and challenging environment.

You will value and give the highest level of customer care and to adhere to the quality and performance standards relevant to the post.

You must demonstrate a high level of confidentiality due to the political nature of the role. You must be confident and competent when dealing with customers and partner organisations

Put simply, this is a start of a journey that could lead all the way to senior management in the future. You’ll pick up the knowledge, experience, qualifications and achievements you need along the way. 

Other Information

Why Buckinghamshire

 The excellent opportunities we offer are far from the only reason to work here. Our county is known for its beautiful countryside, with the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Beauty. recognised as one of the finest landscapes in the country. We have lots of history too, with the most National Trust properties in England and we’re also home to the world-famous Pinewood Studios (where James Bond, Harry Potter, Star Wars were filmed).

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Our Values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach. Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Cafés, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme with an employer contribution of 26%. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.


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