Administration Officer(s) - Disability Summer Placement(s)

4 posts available in both Warwick and Bedworth
£15,613 - £16,491 per annum
03 Jul 2017
18 Jul 2017
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4 positions across the Council, Warwick and or Bedworth – Summer Placement

4 Week Fixed Term Contract

Due to last year’s success in supporting the Government’s “Disability Confident Campaign” Warwickshire County Council is offering again a 4 week fixed term summer placement to provide both work experience and mentoring for disabled students and graduates who are aged 18 and over.

Applications for this placement are sought from disabled students and graduates who have the necessary skills and experience for the post.

About Us

  • Do you enjoy a challenge?
  • Do you get satisfaction from a job well done?

If the answer is “Yes” to both questions then a placement within Warwickshire County Council is for you.

We are looking to recruit four positions across Warwickshire County Council: Fire and Rescue Service, The People Group, The Communities Group and The Resources Group:

Fire and Rescue Service
A unique and exciting Work Experience opportunity has been established within Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service. The successful candidate will work within the Training and Development Team providing administrative support in order that practical and theoretical training delivery is maintained on a daily basis.

The People Group
An exciting opportunity to support learning from complaints in Adult Social Care. The project will entail reviewing, analysing and reporting on key themes in complaints made by customers. The project will be used to support the work on organisational learning and development.

The Resources Group
The Insight service provide a wide range of data analysis and research support to Warwickshire. We cover everything from geological mapping to Social Care reporting. Being a member of Insight offers many opportunities in data collection and acquisition, analysis and research, software and systems to support the above and even website design

The Communities Group
The Community Safety and Locality Working Service, within the Communities Group, supports the delivery of initiatives to develop Community Capacity, tackle Crime and AntiSocial Behaviour, and promote Financial Inclusion within Warwickshire. An opportunity has arisen to provide support across the service, supporting delivery of key projects.

The Role (s)

37.0 Hours per Week 

4 Week Fixed Term Contract

Salary range

Age                   Hourly rate         Weekly rate

Under 18            £4.05                     £149.85

18-20                  £5.60                     £207.20

21-24                  £7.05                     £260.85

Over 25              £7.50                     £277.50

Three placements will be based at our Warwickshire council offices in Warwick and one placement at our Fire and Rescue Service in Bedworth for a 4 week placement to start 7th August until 1st September (only a 4 week placement).

You'll be responsible for carrying out general administrative tasks including preparing responses to correspondence; answering the telephone to internal and external customers and providing solutions to their queries; data input all of which are of a confidential nature. In addition you’ll be helping the teams as necessary.

You’ll work 37 hours per week, usually 9 am – 5 pm but depending on the workload you will need to be flexible with these times as there may be occasions when you will need to be in for 8.30 am or stay until 5.30 pm. 

Key Requirements

To be successful in this role you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSE’s including English and Maths. As you’ll be managing a variety of relationships with internal and external customers, it’s important you have good communication skills and can work within a team and on your own initiative. Computer literate with experience of different IT systems including Word; Email and databases you’ll be used to using different information to help solve straightforward problems. With good planning and organising skills; resilient and the ability to work with confidential information you’ll also be accurate in your work

Another important requirement is that you can travel to Warwick and or Bedworth, where this job will be based, so please consider how you will get to work each day before applying.

Additional Information & How to apply

For further information about the role please email:

If you are the successful candidate, the placement will start end of July 2017, pending successful completion of preemployment checks.

Applications for this vacancy must be submitted through an online application form, via WM Jobs. If an online form is not appropriate for you please contact us so we can agree an alternative method of applying for you.

Please ensure that you include in your application a supporting statement, detailing how you meet each of the essential criteria detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification attached below. This information will be used as part of the selection criteria for interview.Our method of application is online. If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply for this job' link please contact the Recruitment Centre.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email,  so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application. 

Closing Date: 16th July 2017
Interview Date: 28th July and /or 31st July 2017

Telephone:01926 418125

Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

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Job Descriptions and Person Specifiction

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