Personal Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/01/2019 12:00
£18,870 - £20,541
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
County Hall
Closing date:
21 Jan
Further Information

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

We are seeking a Personal Assistant to provide high quality administrative/secretarial support to Heads of Service.

As part of a team, you will support the Heads of Service in their respective roles by ensuring a flexible approach is maintained in the provision of high quality administrative/secretarial support. You will be responsible for the overall support of those officers, including proactive diary management/call filtering and email management, booking venues, preparation of agenda/supporting papers, taking minutes and relevant follow-up action. You will act as a key link and central point of contact for staff and the public providing information and advice as necessary.

You must have a good general education demonstrating numeracy and literacy with OCR/RSA III or equivalent in Text Processing/Typing and Word Processing along with significant experience in a secretarial position. You will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritise workloads and remain calm and polite under pressure.

For more information please see the attached job description and person specification.

We are offering:
A starting salary of £18,870 - £20,541
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here:

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please email

Please note
This job is closed for applications.