Business Support Officer
Business Support Officer (PA to Social Worker)
Salary: £19,171 to £20,344 (per annum)
37 Hours per week – Fixed term until 28.02.2022
Children and Families Services are looking for someone to provide high level business support administration to work within the Newcastle Area Service Office attached to our Assessment and Staying Together Team.
We are looking for a candidate to:
- To provide a high level of administrative support to the Team Manager and fieldwork staff, as part of the Business Support Team, consistent with Directorate Standards and to improve and maintain information data on the Client Information System.
- To provide support and assistant to Social Workers, including dealing with telephone messages, diary management (which will include finding the availability of attendees for Conferences and Reviews), data inputting and other general administrative.
- The production of high-quality word-processed documents.
- To maintain and monitor extensive and varied IT facilities.
- Accurately input information and data to databases to ensure the District meets relevant Performance Indicators. This will involve working with Team Managers to identify the data and providing management information regarding this on a regular basis.
- To maintain service user records, computer based and manual.
- To assist and work with other relevant staff to improve the capture and quality of information held on the Directorate’s databases
- Servicing of meetings including sending out invitations, attendance and minute taking and the production and distribution of records to agreed timescales.
- Process day to day financial transactions within the office in accordance with financial regulations.
GCSE English, WP Qualification, NVQ 2 in Business Administration are essential. Good written and oral communication skills and experience of using computer-based information systems in an office environment are also essential along with the ability to work independently, with minimal supervision.
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
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Closing Date: Monday 29th November 2021
For more information about the role please contact: Claire Rushton (Business Support Team Leader)
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The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.
Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans.
Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:
- Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
- Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
- Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.
Benefits for working for us….
We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:
- An excellent local government pension scheme
- Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
- The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
- A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
- Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
- Volunteering Scheme
- Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
- Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
- Eye care vouchers
- Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
- Bus and rail travel discounts