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Administration Assistant

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/89659/14556
  • Published: Fri 04/06/2021, 10:12 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 18/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,943 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

The starting salary for this position is £21,943 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

The role is offered as a fixed-term contract or secondment opportunity until 31/03/2022. Your work base will be Leatherhead but some travel to our Guildford and Woking offices will be required.  

Surrey County Council is determined to transform the way it works. This includes how it provides support to people with a learning disability or autism. A new specialist practitioner team has been created, helped by an ambitious programme of investment in more independent housing schemes in our communities.

Within Adult Social Care we understand the importance of having a robust, organised and efficient administrative service to help us deliver services to residents of Surrey. Due to this understanding, administrative staff are very much part of the frontline Adult Social Care function.  

To support the delivery of the vision for this new Service, we require a dynamic, supportive and structured administrative function to be developed. In this post you will be a key member of the team supporting frontline social care practitioners with a variety of tasks.

In this role you will be undertaking key administrative duties in order to provide support to a dispersed specialised central operational team within Adult Social Care, where supervision at times is off site. You may be required to travel to other sites in Surrey to support operational functions.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for customer service, excellent administrative skills and a desire to really support the team and the wider Surrey residents. You will need to have a sound knowledge of IT packages such as excel, word and databases.

Excellent written and verbal communication is key to this role as you will be the first point of contact for Surrey residents. You will be expected to deal with telephone enquiries and a wide range of correspondence, case recording and scanning duties. In addition, you will have the skills to enable you to take notes and minutes of meetings.

Working in a frontline social care team is fast paced therefore you need to have a flexible, mature approach, be well organised and able to work under pressure, on occasions, to tight deadlines.

You will have previous experience of working in a busy office environment and have the ability to work as part of a team, within existing working protocols and procedures whilst being proactive and using your initiative within the scope of the job role.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18/06/2021 with interviews to follow.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Jessica Peskett on 01483 404770 or by e-mail at Jessica.peskett@surreycc.gov.uk

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Our Values

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/89659/14556
  • Published: Fri 04/06/2021, 10:12 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 18/06/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,943 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

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