Become a Ministerial Diary Manager on £26K+ with Youth Friendly Employer DHSC

Fantastic apprenticeship opportunity: Apply now to be a Ministerial Diary Manager with the youth-friendly Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in London. Apply before 11:55pm on Wednesday 5th February 2020.

Salary: £26,472 per year

Perks: You can complete an Apprenticeship as part of your role

TheDepartment of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is looking for young people to apply for this amazing job opportunity – an admin job with great pay and career opportunities at the heart of the DHSC. The DHSC bears the Youth Friendly Employer Mark to show its commitment to young people’s futures. Its team looks forward to hearing from you.

This is an opportunity to work in an exciting and challenging environment. Apply now or read on to find out more.

What will you be doing?

Working with friendly and dedicated colleagues, you will provide a high-quality service both to Ministers and the public. From briefing the Minister before they speak in Parliament, to making sure a visit to a cutting edge laboratory runs smoothly, life is never dull in private office. Small, close teams mean a friendly atmosphere, with lots of shared learning and support.

Some examples of what you might actually do every day (with support and training) include:

  • Arranging meetings and appointments, working with Department officials, private offices across Government and with external stakeholders.
  • Communicating effectively with the Minister, anticipating questions and ensuring appropriate information is available to enable decisions.
  • Processing and prioritising incoming invitations for meetings, speeches, receptions and other events and advising the Minister accordingly.
  • Managing all logistical arrangements to ensure the Minister’s engagements run smoothly, including arranging travel.
  • Records management of the diary. Following rules around the recording and retention of all meeting requests, travel and associated costs.
  • Supporting the private secretaries in the day-to-day running of the office. Including managing requests for internal meetings and greeting visitors at reception.

What skills do you need to apply?

  • You’ll be keen to act professionally and always do your best.
  • You’ll have excellent written English skills including grammar, punctuation, spelling and the ability to draft documents to a good standard under pressure.
  • You’ll have solid basic digital skills including Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • You will be ready to work on your communication skills to build and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including those who are senior to you.
  • You’ll understand the importance of handling public enquiries as efficiently and as well as possible.
  • You’ll have good self-management skills. This means that with training you’ll learn how to organise a wide variety of tasks according to what needs to be done first, and you’ll care about getting the details right.

Some extra considerations to think about…

  • You remain calm whilst working under pressure and to demanding deadlines whilst maintaining a flexible approach.
  • You can think on your feet and take the initiative. You can make decisions when needed and are accountable for your actions and your performance.
  • You communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a customer-focused attitude.
  • You enjoy working with people at all levels, internal and external, to deliver results.
  • You are adept at influencing and negotiating with others to achieve timely results.
  • You exercise discretion, tact and diplomacy in managing sensitive, personal and confidential matters.

Job benefits:

  • The opportunity to complete an Apprenticeship
  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension

What could this role lead to?

Working with the DHSC could be some of the most rewarding work you’ve ever done. It could lead to great things in the future too, because the DHSC are dedicated to helping your career development. You will have access to an exciting range of opportunities that will help you in your career progression.

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