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Executive Officer - Civil Service

  • Location:

    Leeds

  • Sector:

    Admin & Secretarial

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    Up to £11.82 per hour

  • Contact:

    Leeds CL

  • Contact email:

    LeedsCL.branch@brookstreet.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    HT2876._1710264448

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    11/04/2024

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Job Description

Have you ever wanted to work for the civil service? Do you have strong attention to detail and take pride in your work? If so, then please read on as we are looking for a Correspondence Administrator to join our client the Department of Health and Social Care

We would also be interested in speaking with candidates who have a legal background, whether that be in education or professionally

Job Role: Correspondence Administrator

Location: Leeds Quarry House (Hybrid working, 3 days per week in office)

Hours: Full time, 37 Hours per week, Monday - Friday

Pay: £11.82 per hour

This is an ongoing temporary position with the possibility of a further extension at the discretion of the business requirements

The Role:

  • Working closely with ministers to draft up response correspondence to MP's
  • Responding to MP's queries, recording Minister's response with high level of accuracy
  • Chasing of policy teams via management information system to provide bespoke contributions
  • Preparing routine correspondence and checking that of others
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders#
  • Assessing and responding to requests received under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR);
  • Assessing and responding to Right of Access requests.
  • Be an effective member of the team. Support colleagues in your own team and the wider Unit as required to ensure targets are met. Strive to develop yourself.
  • Draft high-quality and accurate documents for Ministers or to issue directly to the public. Work to both internal and legal guidelines as required and work confidently with autonomy when opportunities arise. Pay close attention to detail and be committed to delivering a quality service.
  • Use appropriate communication skills (listening, probing, reflecting, empathy, tact and reassurance) to handle enquiries in a professional manner.

Experience/Skills required:

  • Five GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalent (including English Language or equivalent)
  • High level of Literacy and English Language skills
  • Excellent listening and presentation skills and attention to detail
  • Experience of MS Office, Outlook and Word
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative, and prioritise with good time management skills
  • Word processing / audio typing skills

Desirable Skills/background

  • To have a legal background/education would be advantageous for the Information Rights role (FOI and EIR)

About Us

We recruit on behalf of some of the country's best-known organisations across all industry sectors, as well as being a preferred and sole supplier for various Government departments. We are located across 50+ high street locations, making hiring and job searching more personal. Our nationwide reach means we can engage with job seekers and employers in person, allowing us to tailor our approach to their unique requirements perfectly.

For further details on any of our vacancies, please contact your local Brook Street branch. Details can be found on our website

Brook Street are proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all candidates who are veterans or spouses/partners of military personnel, and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy.

As a Disability Confident Leader, and holder of the Gold Award status from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, Brook Street, as a supplier to the Public Sector Resourcing Framework (PSR), will offer you a guaranteed interview with a PSR Sourcer.

Should you identify as a candidate with a disability and/or as a veteran or spouse/partner of military personnel and meet all the essential criteria for the role, we encourage you to reach out to us via the Brook Street website. Here you will find a link to register your interest and state the role that you are interested in. We are committed to engaging with you.

In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates/military spouses/partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, Brook Street will interview the best candidates from within that group.

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