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Business Support Administrator

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £19554 to £21589 per annum (Grade E)
West Point House
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
11/12/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

Are you self-motivated and enjoy being part of a busy team?   Do you have excellent minute taking skills?  Do you have a keen attention to detail? 

If you can answer yes to these questions then you may be just the person we are looking for!

The Contact, Advice & Assessment Team is a front line social work team that carries out statutory social work tasks and court directed work for children and young people within West Berkshire.

We have a vacancy for a Business Support Administrator who will provide a comprehensive administrative and customer focused support service to the CAAS.  The post holder will also: 

  • Ensure that working practices are maintained and that processes are followed at all times
  • Handle enquiries from members of the public and professionals in an appropriate manner
  • Screen and process information some of which is highly sensitive
  • Have experience of accurate minute taking with an excellent eye to detail
  • Be aware of financial processes such as petty cash and raising purchase orders using the Agresso system
  • Have a good working knowledge of IT systems and excellent keyboard skills
  • Produce and format a range of documents, including letters, reports, presentations ensuring that they are accurate and well-presented meeting specifications and deadlines
  • Provide support to the management and social workers within the team
  • An understanding of GDPR which is an important part of the role

You must also be committed to the work of the team, be conscientious, organised, discreet, hardworking and flexible. 

Part-time applications will be considered and it would be helpful if you could let us know in your application how many hours you would be looking for.

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, depending on how long you have worked for us and the grade of your job.

For an informal discussion, please contact Julie Povey, Business Support Manager on 01635 519767 or Shaughna Keet, Support Services Officer on 01635 503158.


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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