The starting salary for this role is £21,943 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Your work base will be Guildford but some travel to our Leatherhead and Woking offices will be required. As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working from home or wherever works best.
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.
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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 17/10/2021.
Interviews will take place on 04/11/2021.
For an informal discussion please contact Leah Maddocks on 01276 800 380 or by email 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.