About the role
Surrey's Children, Families and Learning directorate provides a range of highly specialist services to vulnerable children and young people. Services are delivered directly to children and their families within extensive statutory frameworks and staff working in these areas need specialist knowledge in order to deliver effective services to these high risk and high need groups. Our administration teams support front line Social Care staff.
In this role, you will organise multi-agency meetings on behalf of the social care teams, liaise with professionals both within social care and with other agencies, keep track of information, update and maintain spreadsheets and databases, take meeting notes and subsequently distribute to involved parties, ensure timescales are met and provide performance information.
You will be highly organised, willing to take responsibility and use initiative, 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.
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 have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
We are looking for someone who:
- Has a solid background in administration.
- Has experience of working in a busy office environment.
- 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 refer to the full job description attached at the bottom of this advert for further information about the role.
We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion contact Virginia De Stantis (Woking office) by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Beeton (Walton office) by e-mail at email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 3rd July 2020. However, please note that applications will be shortlisted and interviewed on an on-going basis and therefore vacancies may be filled before the closing date.
Subject to the ongoing, national situation it is essential that we continue recruiting safely and fairly. As such, it may be the case that this advert’s closing date and interview date may change at short notice. If this is the case and you have started but not completed an application, we will email you the new closing date so that you do not miss the opportunity to submit your application.
Please refer carefully to the job description as only candidates who can evidence the relevant experience within their application will be shortlisted and offered an interview.
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.
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