Executive Support Officer

  • Location
    Exeter, Devon
  • Salary
    £ 10.95 - £ 11.95 / Hourly
  • Category
    Office and Secretarial - Executive Assistant
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Office and Secretarial
  • External Reference
    JN-032021-174564

Executive Support Officer - FT (37 hours) 5 month temporary contract.


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced and professional individual to join a prestigious and busy office, providing high quality support.


The principal responsibility of the role is to provide a high quality support service to the Chief Officer(s), in a manner which reflects the professional image required of the OPCC and which safeguards the PCC's principles and reputation.


Key requirements:



  • Experience of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint at an advanced level and Excel to an intermediate level.

  • Advanced level of communication skills both written and verbal in order to confidently and capably respond to and communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders which includes members of the public, dignitaries, officials, senior officers, colleagues etc. on behalf of the Chief Officer(s)

  • A high level of diary management skills in order to manage the diaries of multiple senior officers.

  • Ability to use sound judgement and knowledge when making decisions in relation to the day to day activity of the Chief officer(s) which will have a direct impact on the delivery of the OPCCs objectives.

  • Conflict management skills, with the ability to find innovative and creative solutions to problems such as competing demands from the Chief Officer(s) and the wider team in order to achieve harmony across the team.

  • Ability to influence and negotiate with other senior managers and key stakeholders to manage competing demands and requests for time with the Chief Officer(s)

  • Sound numerical skills for the calculation of expenses claims.

  • Ability to collate, analyse and interpret information from a variety of sources.



Applications are welcomed from individuals with previous exec support experience ideally within a public sector organisation.


The successful applicant will be subject to stringent vetting and referencing checks prior to commencing employment.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Please apply with your CV to: Patricia Vernon