PA to Deputy Directors and Corporate Support

06 Aug 2020
19 Aug 2020
Contract Type

Strategic Roads Directorate

We welcome applications from every part of the community and we don’t discriminate against any gender identity . We’re especially interested to hear from underrepresented groups in the DfT such as gender diverse, BAME, LGBT+ and disabled candidates.
Are you a motivated individual who can manage your time effectively?

Do you have excellent interpersonal skills?

Are you a motivated individual who can manage your time effectively?

Can you work flexibly and welcome change?

We are seeking a hardworking to join our lively team, and we’d love to hear from you!

Job description

As a member of the Directorate’s Corporate Support team, your main responsibility will be to support the team leader in ensuring the smooth delivery of the Directorate’s core corporate responsibilities, and wider client functions. This will guarantee that the Directorate maintains a high corporate reputation and that targets are met especially in relation to ministerial correspondence, and other time bound activities.

You will provide full Personal Assistant support to members of the Senior Management Team (SMT), with each personal assistant allocated to specific Principals from SMT, as well as additional corporate roles for the wider Directorate staff.


Roles and Responsibilities

- Providing a full range of Personal Assistant duties to support your principals and to support the other principals when required

- Focusing on inbox management and any other related tasks as appropriate

- Assisting financial needs of the Directorate, by helping to set up and handle Purchase Orders and other financial duties as appropriate

- Assisting managers with recruitment processes within the department

- Processing IT related requests ensuring staff are given appropriate access to various systems

For a full list of responsibilities please find the attached role profile

About you

To become successful in the role you will bring with you your excellent organisational skills, being able to prioritise your workload effectively, handle various conflicting priorities on a regular basis

You have excellent communication skills that you can tailor to suit your audience, confidently approaching senior leaders and directors with ease, using these skills to deliver information in a clear and professional manner.

You will need to bring with your willingness to change, using your positive demeanor to work flexibly and achieve objectives.

About us

Our mission at the Department for Transport is ‘connecting people and places’. Everything we do to achieve this is reinforced by our values:

Confidence: to challenge, to take action, to innovate

Excellence: in our professionalism, in our delivery, in our learning

Teamwork: we are inclusive, we collaborate, we support each other

These values define the kind of organisation we want to be – delivering for today whilst being ambitious for tomorrow.

We embrace diversity and celebrate our differences. Everyone is involved in making DfT an inclusive and great place to work. We actively promote a flexible approach to working whilst giving our staff opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their full potential.

We are different people, one team.

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