About The Job
Salary: £20,903 - £22,183 per annum
Working Pattern: Full time, 37 hours per week
Location: County Hall, Chichester
Interview date: w/c 31 January 2022
As the Partnership Support Assistant, you will work with colleagues to provide a professional service development function, enabling the Community Safety and Wellbeing Service to deliver its wide-ranging responsibilities across West Sussex.
Working across the whole Service you will assist with activities such as event planning, internal and external communications (including social media), training and presentation resource preparation, campaigns, monitoring and managing team in-boxes and calendars, research tasks, data and file management, and supporting colleagues in meetings. Primarily you will be office based but you may be required at times to travel around the county to support meetings and events.
Experience and Skills
You will be an experienced multi-tasker, with the agility to progress several workstreams at once, moving swiftly between priorities, and responding positively to tight deadlines. You will have an eye for detail and first class organisational and IT skills. You will be a people person, building trust and rapport easily with colleagues and have the ability to make links across agendas. A can-do attitude is vital in this role as you will be asked to get involved in a wide variety of tasks, and you must pro-actively progress work at pace and to a high standard. You will be creative and innovative, working with colleagues to drive practice improvement, generate new ideas and challenge existing practices.
- Problem-solving abilities, anticipating problems and resolving issues independently, planning solutions and making sound pragmatic decisions which will have a direct impact on the service.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively and provide clear advice and guidance to a range of clients with a significant degree of confidence, tact and discretion.
- Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships, influencing behaviour and conduct of colleagues to ensure highest level of service.
- Ability to embrace change and have the flexibility to respond to the needs of the service.
- Sound literacy and numeracy skills to analyse and interpret complex documents and produce written material including the preparation of data.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- BTEC Higher or equivalent qualification or experience demonstrating level of applied knowledge in providing an administration/service development service.
- Sound and accurate IT knowledge in order to carry out research, analyse documents, present data and undertake general administrative processes.
- Evidence of the ability to apply specialist knowledge and provide advice in relation to specific specialist area. Providing administrative and support services within a local authority or similar organisation.
- Demonstrable evidence managing an effective, efficient and professional service to a range of internal and external clients including strategic partners, community organisations and members of the public.
- Knowledge of local authority structures, procedures, standards and political background.
Rewards and Benefits
As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.
Aside from 23 days annual leave, you will also have access to a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
The reference number for this role is CPP00355 .
For an informal conversation or for further information regarding the role, please contact Faye Mills May (Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Community Safety Lead Officer) at Faye.Mills-. For issues or queries regarding your application please contact .
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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
This post is subject to satisfactory references, health check.
West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.
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