The starting salary for this role is £24,780 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
Our social care business support teams provide support to front line social care workers and, whilst you won’t be required in the office 5 days a week, there is the expectation that you will work in the office on a rota basis at least two days a week. 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 a full time Senior Administrator to work in this varied and interesting role within the Children, Families & Learning Business Support Team based in our Leatherhead 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 admin teams support Social Care and Education staff.
You will organise multiagency 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, ensuring timescales are met; and provide performance information.
You will be highly organised, willing to take responsibility and use initiative. As well as this, you will 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 and, as a Senior Administrator, will support more junior staff to ensure daily workflow is completed to timescales.
Excellent interpersonal skills are essential along with a high level of written and verbal 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 experience of managing workflow and/or leading more junior staff
- Has excellent customer service and communication skills
- Is confident, organised and able to implement a proactive approach to their work
- Has excellent IT skills and is proficient in using Microsoft Office.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 28/11//2021.
Interview dates to be confirmed.
This is a 12 month secondment / fixed term contract.
A Basic DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Kate Penfold by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.