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Business Support Officer

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
£21,166-£24,799 per annum, grade F
West Street House
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
15/05/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

Are you committed to delivering high quality services to children and their families? Then this is where you want to be!

West Berkshire Children and Family Services is regarded for the quality of service it provides 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.

The Family Safeguarding West Team is based in West Street House, Newbury and they are looking for a dynamic Business Support Officer to provide a consistent and reliable high quality administration service to the team and be responsible for the supervision of a team of Business Support Administrators and Business Support Assistant Administrators.

Other tasks will include:

• Providing high quality PA administration to the team manager
• Provide support to a team of social workers and family support workers
• 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
• Updating web content as required
• Maintain and update client files and records on Care Director

The ideal applicant will be self-motivated and resilient and able to work well in a team. You will also need the ability to prioritise your own workload whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy.

Good communicating on 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 24th May 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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