Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: 24th October 2021
Interview date: Monday 1st November Tuesday 2nd November Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams. There will be a 15-minute exercise to complete within the allotted interview time.
For an informal discussion, please contact Matthew Cray - Office Manager or Donnalyn Morris Senior Administrative Support Officer on 01424 724444.
About the role
Hours of work: 37
Working pattern: Full-time
Location: 11th Floor Ocean House
Make a difference: become an administrator playing a key role in supporting the Council and people of East Sussex. An opportunity has arisen to join the administration team within Adult Social Care in the Hastings and Rother Neighbourhood Support Team, Countywide Reviewing Team and Occupational Therapy & Sensory Service.
We are looking for an enthusiastic team player; willing to learn, and able to remain calm in a busy work environment. As a senior Administrative Support Officer, you will be supporting the teams above, particularly senior staff; supervising a group of Administrative Support Assistants to ensure the delivery of administrative services; minuting complex client meetings, as well as providing support in all aspects of general administration including recruitment and induction. You will be required to work independently using your own initiative and as part of a team.
You will have strong IT and MS Office skills, excellent minute taking skills and customer service experience. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people, which can sometimes involve sensitive issues. You will need the skills to liaise with colleagues, clients, professionals and other agencies using a variety of communication tools. Attention to detail and accuracy, flexibility, and the ability to use your own initiative is essential.
This is a varied and demanding role which offers excellent opportunities to expand your existing knowledge and skills by working with an experienced administration team and taking advantage of the training opportunities available within the Council and Adult Social Care.
We welcome applications from all sections of our community and for this post we particularly encourage applications from people of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, and men, who are currently under-represented within East Sussex social care.
COVID-19 update: Please note that East Sussex County Council is currently following Government’s advice on enabling staff to work from home if it is safe and practical to do so. Induction for the role will be at the base, Ocean House with future working arrangements to be discussed.
In return for your commitment, we offer a range of support and development opportunities.
For further information about the post please contact Matthew Cray (Office Manager) or Donnalyn Morris (Senior Administrative Officer) on 01424 724 444.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.