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Administrative Officer

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £19650 to £21269 per annum (Grade D)
Council Offices, West Street House, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
23/05/2022 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

West Berkshire Council is looking to recruit an Administration Officer. You will be based at West Street House, Newbury, working within our Mental Health Support Teams.  

The post holder will provide administrative and business support and perform a variety of duties for the Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs).  The MHSTs are multi-disciplinary teams that offer a range of services under the Thrive Elaborated Model. The team includes a range of early intervention workers comprising of Primary Mental Health Workers, Education Mental Health Practitioners and Well-Being Outreach Workers.  The team has specialist support from a Senior BHFT CAMHS Practitioner and is led by Senior Educational Psychologists.

You will need to be organised and efficient, ensuring professional and timely delivery of service. You should also be creative and enthusiastic about working in an innovative early intervention service for children and young people. You will assist team members in developing child friendly resources and signposting materials and develop content for use in marketing and advertisement of the MHST.

There will be daily contact with staff at all levels within the Council and with service users of the Council in the course of providing support or handling enquiries. There will be the opportunity for daily contact with the supervisor and planned monthly meetings. You will be dealing with sensitive information on occasion which needs to be handled with discretion. Accuracy is very important. The post holder needs to be flexible and able to work to timescales where appropriate. 

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days.

Please contact Kate Pike (Senior Educational Psychologist and Manager of Mental Health Support Team) or Wendy Sillitoe (Educational Psychologist) on (01635) 519026 for an informal chat about this role.

Interviews are due to take place on Wednesday 8th June 2022. 

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form. 

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