Newcastle upon Tyne
Business Management Partner
£46,561 - £49,575 per annum
37 hours per week
This is a unique opportunity to work at the heart of one of the UK’s leading cities in a post that will see you providing strategic support to the Leader of the Council and Cabinet. Newcastle City Council is a local authority dedicated to improving the lives of people across the city and you will play a crucial role supporting delivery of that commitment.
This is a key liaison post that will see you supporting the leadership of a values-led organisation and ensure the council is delivering on its priorities. You will provide day-to-day support to the Leader of Council, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Members. You will be at the forefront of shaping the future of local government, working on issues as varied as our response to the challenges of climate change right through to the future of local government funding. Members will regularly look to you for advice and information on a wide range of issues.
The successful candidate will need to be a strategic thinker with a highly developed understanding of local, regional and national issues - you will need to be as confident lobbying Government ministers as you are responding to the needs of local residents.
You will work extensively with a wide range of private and public sector partners, acting as a key interface between political leaders and external organisations.
As part of this you must have excellent interpersonal and time management skills, together with tact and well-developed organisational skills. A high level of initiative and the ability to listen and communicate confidently and clearly, both orally and in writing is essential. The ability to learn fast and retain information is essential alongside an ability to meet tight deadlines where accuracy and confidentiality.
You will need flexibility to meet the varying demands of the role and be able to attend some late night and early morning meetings.
This post is politically restricted under Part 1 of the Local Government & Housing Act 1989.
If you wish to have an informal discussion about the above post please contact Phil Hunter on Extension 27802.
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk.
5 December 2019