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Countryside Commissioning Business Support Officer

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/28201/9043
  • Published: Mon 29/06/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36
  • Salary: £27,641 - £30,510
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: GU4 7BQ

About the role

The Countryside Commissioning team is looking for a Business Support Officer. The Countryside Commissioning team is within the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure directorate.

This is a 2 year fixed term contract or secondment.

About the Directorate

The Environment, Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) directorate is responsible for a wide range of services including highways, transport, planning, countryside and waste management. These services are critical for people living, working and travelling through Surrey, delivered by the county council or in partnership.

About the Team

The Countryside Commissioning Team is a newly created team within the Environment, Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) directorate. The team play an important role in enhancing the services provided on the Countryside Estate. 

About the role

As a Countryside Business Support Officer, you will be an integral part of the Countryside Commissioning team in supporting to deliver the Council’s commissioning-based approach to visitor services on the Countryside Estate.  This will include purchasing and invoicing, organising key meetings, collating and updating information, creating and updating web content, assisting with the support of daily event management and supporting the delivery of projects.

About you

To be shortlisted for an interview for this position, your application and supporting statement will clearly evidence:

  • Good experience of SRM/SAP or other purchasing systems
  • Excellent IT skills including Outlook, Word, Excel, and demonstrable ability to quickly learn to use other/bespoke applications
  • Good knowledge of how to deliver excellent customer care
  • Experience of providing administrative/business support
  • Experience of marketing and events management
  • Demonstrate ability to remain well connected within a team whilst working remotely.

To be successful, you need to have a "can-do" attitude and being able to work flexibly on a range of tasks. They must have the ability to work independently, but also as part of a wider team. You will need to be both approachable and committed to delivering excellent customer service to colleagues.

For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.

Why work for us?

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.

Additional information

How to apply?

Please apply via Surrey County Council's recruitment portal by completing a questionnaire, uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining how you meet the requirement of this role.

Closing date for applications: Sunday, 12th July 2020 at 23:59

Interview date: Dates to be confirmed. Due to the Covid-19, we will communicate with shortlisted candidates regarding a suitable interview method.

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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion, please contact Melissa McGill by e-mail at Melissa.McGill@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Company information

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/28201/9043
  • Published: Mon 29/06/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36
  • Salary: £27,641 - £30,510
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: GU4 7BQ