The starting salary for this role is £24,780 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.
As a business support for the Surrey Children’s Services Workforce Academy you will be joining the Quality Performance division at a time of significant change, as we transform our Children’s Services. We have a new management in place and are implementing innovative approaches to what we do to deliver our vision. We are now looking to grow the business support within the academy to support the learning journey of developing the workforce of the council and its partners.
About the role
We are looking for a full time Administrator to work in this varied and interesting role within the Children, Families and Learning Business Support Team initially based at Fairmount House in Leatherhead working in the Surrey Children’s Services Academy.
You will be highly organised and willing to take responsibility and use initiative. You should also be comfortable in setting your own priorities and meeting deadlines. You will make sure that everything is in place to guarantee that all runs smoothly for the processes and teams you support and, as a Senior Administrator, you will support more junior staff to ensure daily workflow is completed to timescales.
Excellent interpersonal skills are essential along with a high level of written and oral communication skills. You will have experience of working with highly confidential information in a customer focused environment and be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Base Location: initially Leatherhead. Please note that the Leatherhead office will be relocating at some point in 2023 and that council staff will be working in an increasingly agile way. A willingness to travel across the county is required as part of this role.
We are looking for someone who:
- Has a solid background in administration
- Has experience of working in a busy office environment
- Has experience of managing workflow and/or leading more junior staff
- Has excellent customer service and communication skills
- Is confident, organised and able to implement a proactive approach to your work
- Has excellent IT skills and is proficient in using Microsoft Office
Please make sure you refer to the full job description attached at the bottom of this advert for further information about the role.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28/06/2022 with interviews to follow.
This position is based at Fairmount House.
For an informal discussion contact Lee Donoghue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
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.