Business Support Assistant

Expiring today

Location
Elmwood Place
Salary
£20,852 to £23,484 (pro rata) per annum. Incremental progression is subject to performance.
Posted
27 Jul 2022
Closes
14 Aug 2022
Job Ref
SOL000004696
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
See advert details
Hours
Full-Time

Hours: 30  Hours per Week

This role is for 30 hours per week and is fixed term for 12 months.  This opportunity is a part-time position and the hours/days worked will be discussed with the team manager to suit individual requirements.

Solihull Children's Services is looking to recruit a Business Support Assistant to support the Youth Justice Service.  The role of Business Support Assistant is to provide and coordinate the work of the Youth Justice Service, taking a lead role in the provision of administration, information support and tasks that allow the Youth Justice Service to function efficiently.

 

Working closely with the Business and Information Officer, your duties will include:

  • To provide full administrative support to the Youth Offending Service.
  • To undertake the proactive tracking of key information and performance data ensuring that data quality is maintained.
  • To effectively and accurately record information at meetings and ensure that the Youth Justice Service system is updated within agreed timescales.
  • To support the Youth Justice Service workers in diary management, arranging venues and coordination of meetings.
  • To act as a key contact for all incoming enquiries, building relationships with young people, carers, families and other professional to handle issues effectively and with sensitivity and discretion.
  • To be responsible for the processing of invoices, raising purchase orders, provision of petty cash and cash orders.
  • Maintain information systems, computerised and manual.
  • Collating and providing statistical information as and when required

To be considered for this role you will have 4 GCSE’s including Maths and English at Grade  A* -  C (or equivalent) Or be able to demonstrate relevant experience in Business administration. 

You will have previous experience of working in an office environment and will be able to demonstrate numeracy and literacy skills, as well as good communication skills. Experience of using a range of computer packages and applications including Microsoft Office (or similar) is also essential.

In return, we offer the opportunity to develop your experience and skills within a friendly, professional working environment. 

We also offer:

  • A range of flexible working options
  • Generous annual leave entitlements with the opportunity to purchase up to 10-days additional leave per year
  • A flexitime scheme with up to 24 days per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Family and carer friendly policies
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including staff discounts, subsidised travel passes and Cycle 2 Work Scheme

We are currently implementing our Smarter Ways of Working, as we recognise that work is what you do and not necessarily where you go.  We offer the opportunity to achieve a positive work life balance with a blended way of working that combines working from the comfort of your own home and our modern offices, to meet business needs and provide office cover on a rota basis.

For any further information please contact Louise Arnold on loarnold@solihull.gov.uk

Please note we do not accept CVs for this post.

Closing date - 14th August 2022
Interview date – Week commencing 22nd August 2022


The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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