Business Support Officer
The Contact Service provides supervised contact for children in care to safely spend time with their parents and significant family members. We are a large, well established and supportive staff team who strive to provide the best experience for families having contact.
Interview Date: To be confirmed
For more info or an informal chat about the role please contact Margot Kenney 01273 295933
About the role
The primary function of the role is to assist in administrating complex contact arrangements, to include scheduling work, liaising with parents, carers, contact staff, social workers and other professionals, maintaining databases, invoicing, minuting meetings and running the office. Administrators are based at the contact centre which means there is a high level of public facing work which requires excellent communication skills and a good degree of calm as contact can sometimes be an emotive and stressful experience for the people involved.
Key skills you can offer:
• A flexible, adaptable approach to work with ability to multi task effectively according to business priorities
• Ability to deal with confidential information tactfully and with discretion
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Experience in business support duties including arranging meetings, diary management.
• Competent in working with Outlook and Microsoft Office packages
• Ability to deal with confidential information tactfully and with discretion.
• Inputting and retrieval of data on service-based IT system
Our offer to our Team Administrators:
- Career average pension scheme
- Generous Annual Leave
- A program of learning and development opportunities
- Benefits such as: bus ticket and cycle loans; reduced cost gym membership with Freedom Leisure
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As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.