We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Team Leader – Corporate Service Support

Closing date: 07/03/2024

Reference: REQ105191

37 hours / Temporary

36,648 - 38,223 *

Penmorfa, Aberaeron

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

The Corporate Service Support function provides a comprehensive administrative service to all areas of the Authority and we are seeking to recruit a Team Leader to continue to support this important role. This will be on a temporary basis, to cover a period of staff maternity until 31 December 2024. The role involves day-to-day supervisory responsibilities for a team of administration staff, across a number of Service areas across the Authority. 

About the role

The postholder will be required to undertake tasks associated with supervising staff including coaching, mentoring, and supporting team members with training/induction; authorising leave and sickness and assigning and prioritising work to foster an agile workforce thereby ensuring that the needs of the Service are met. There will be a requirement to work with Operational Managers and other Team Leaders to ensure a high-quality service. Ongoing review of processes and working practices will be required to maintain effective and efficient ways of working.

About the candidate

We are seeking a suitably qualified candidate with experience of working in a supervisory / management role and within an administrative role within local government. You will be required to lead, manage and motivate a multidisciplinary team and have excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to form constructive working relationships with senior officers from a range of internal services. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work flexibly under pressure, display own initiative and work proactively, to prioritise diverse workloads to meet deadlines. A good level of IT skills will be essential for the role.

We welcome applications from candidates seeking a secondment. It is recommended that line manager/employer permission is sought before applying to ensure you may return to your substantive post once the secondment has ceased.

Job Description and Person Specification

For further information please contact: Meleri Richards Meleri.richards@ceredigion.gov.uk

Interviews will be held w/c 18 March, 2024.

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Democratic Services

We play a key role in ensuring the smooth and efficient management of the decision-making process of the Council, including support and advice to Councillors; PA, administrative and project management support to all service areas; facilitating elections; the communications team; translation and the Welsh Language policy officer.  Our key functions include: 

  • Corporate Service Support: PA and Administrative support; Business support including project management and minute taking.
  • Democratic Services: Councillors; Council, Cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and Regulatory Committees.
  • Electoral Services: General and local elections; Management of electoral register.
  • Communications Team: Manage communication activities corporately; support services in campaigns and projects; deal with the press and media; develop and issue press releases; manage social media pages.
  • Translation: Documents and simultaneous translation.
  • Welsh Language Standards: Operational; Policy making; Promotion; Monitoring; Service delivery.
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