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Business Support Officer

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £21166 to £24799 per annum (Grade F)
West Street House
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
14/08/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

Are you a great organiser?  Are you self-motivated and enjoy being part of a busy team?   Do you have a keen attention to detail and worked with payments, invoices and petty cash?  Do you have excellent minute taking skills? 

If you can answer yes to these questions you could well be the person we are looking for!  The Family Safeguarding West Team, based in West Street House, Newbury are looking for a dynamic Business Support Officer who will take a lead in the administration for a front line team of Social Workers and Family Support Workers.  You will also be responsible for a small team of Business Support Administrators.  

Tasks will include: 

  • Provide high quality PA administration to the team manager
  • Maintain a variety of databases and financial systems, producing reports as necessary
  • Arrange meetings, prepare and distribute agendas and take minutes
  • Perform and oversee a range of financial tasks including the control of petty cash, processing purchase orders and invoices
  • Handle a range of telephone and personal enquiries from internal and external customers and contacts, referring to others as appropriate
  • Maintain and update client files and records on Care Director
  • Supervise and support three Business Support staff.

West Berkshire Children and Family Services is regarded for the quality of service it provides and as a great place to work.  With a well-established, flexible, multi-disciplinary approach to service delivery that ensures communication is fast, easy and effective. 

Good communication skills, both written and verbal are essential.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

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 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

Please contact Julie Povey on 01635 519785 for an informal chat about this role.

Interviews will take place on Friday 30th August 2019.

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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