Up to £24,491 (Pay Award pending form 1 April 2021)
37 hours per week

Want to work in a unique organisation whilst contributing to the future success of the South West supporting the 33 local authorities in membership of SW Councils?

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South West Councils is an Equal Opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on grounds of disability, race, religion or belief, gender, age or sexual orientation.

What will you do?

  •  Assist with the analysis of policy issues as they impact on the South West, including conducting research, assembling information, and carrying out statistical analysis.  
  •  Write reports and briefings on policy issues, providing a review of relevant information and evidence and, where appropriate, suggesting regional policy responses.
  •  Produce notes/minutes for a range of varied meetings, including investigation interview notes and notes of meetings involving Local Government elected members, officers and senior government officials. 
  •  Produce notes/minutes for a range of varied meetings, including investigation interview notes and notes of meetings involving Local Government elected members, officers and senior government officials. 
  •  Produce reports, graphs, tables, letters, and other documents and organise their distribution where necessary. 
  •  Liaise with officers from local authorities, the local Government Association (LGA), government departments and other regional and national agencies to research and monitor policy issues and trends. 
  •  Supervise an Administrative Assistant.  
  •  Support the communications and marketing activity of SW Councils, including composing articles and social media activity, working with the Head of Policy and Business Manager and the Chief Executive. 

What skills do you need?

  • Flexibility including the ability to switch between different tasks and balance competing agendas
  • Willingness to quickly learn new skills and pick up fast moving and challenging policy issues eg pandemic support; migration and adult social care
  • Ability to undertake research, analysis and provide policy briefings.
  • Good self organisational and work planning skills including the ability to prioritise to ensure work delivered on time and to agreed standards.
  • Good interpersonal skills including communication, approachability, judgement, and patience.
  • Experience of taking notes/ minutes
  • Excellent team working skills contributing positively to the work of the SW Councils team
  • Excellent customer service skills showing awareness of the level of service expected towards customers maintaining a helpful, positive and polite manner.
  • A high level of attention to detail.
  • Either good people management skills including the ability to delegate or the willingness to develop this competency with support
  • Ability to demonstrate personal commitment, enthusiasm, and achievement of high-quality standards.
Contact

For more information about the vacancy visit www.southwestjobs.org.uk

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