The starting salary for this position is £11,326.46 based on 21.60 hours per week across 39 weeks per year (term-time) pro-rata to £21,943.
The working hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am – 3pm. This is a fixed term contract for 8 months.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
Our Education business support teams provide support to front line workers and whilst you won’t be required in the office 5 days a week, there is the expectation you will work in the office on a rota basis at least two days a week. Our core working hours are 09:00-17:00 to ensure full cover is provided to operational teams and front-line call lines.
We are looking for an Administrator to work in this varied and interesting role within the Children, Families and Learning Business Support Team based in our Woking office.
Children, Families and Learning 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 Education staff.
In this role you will organise training course on behalf of the education teams, liaise with professionals both within Education and with other agencies, keep track of information, update and maintain spreadsheets and databases, take meeting notes and subsequently distribute to involved parties, ensuring timescales are met and provide performance information.
You will be highly organised, willing to take responsibility, use initiative and 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.
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
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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 Wednesday 15th September with interviews to follow.
For an informal discussion about this role please email Lauren Ellis at email@example.com
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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 (pro-rata for part-time), 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.