Business Support Officer
£25,578 - £26,985 per annum
1 x Full time position at Folkestone Road Depot, East Ham E6.
Newham is a borough with a radical vision to build a better and brighter future. We are a diverse and aspirational place. By putting people at the heart of everything we do, we aim to enable all our residents to reach their potential and thrive.
Are you organised and take pride in your work?
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of residents within Newham?
If yes, we have the perfect role for you!
We are seeking to recruit on a permanent basis a number of Business Support Officers to join our exciting and challenging Business Support Service, to help play a key role in achieving positive outcomes for residents of Newham. We seek individuals who share our vision and can positively and enthusiastically contribute to the continuous improvement of the Business Support Service and Newham as an organisation.
Business Support provides administration to a wide range of services across the Council including Housing, Environment, Children’s and Adults’ services.
As a member of Business Support you will be part of a busy administrative team working within either our ‘Operational hub’ or the ‘Social Care hub’ carrying out a wide range of business processes to support our internal and external service partners. Working together to achieve our vision and make our service as efficient and effective as possible.
We are looking for people who have a wide range of skills and experience including:
- Highly adaptable to changes in work priorities and meet tight deadlines
- Emotionally resilient
- High level of oral and written communication skills
- An ability to work on own initiative and organise own workload
- Methodical and logical thinkers
- Able to work across a broad range of administrative and clerical tasks.
- Excellent IT literacy
- A flexible and adaptable approach to work and being a team member.
If applying for the social care hub we are also looking for people who:
· Preferably have an understanding of Safeguarding or other aspects of social care
In return, we offer an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, learn about a range of council services and to be part of a large organisation that makes a real difference to our local community.
Closing date: 23rd June 2022
Please view Business Support Officer Job Description
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Newham is one of the youngest, most diverse, and vibrant boroughs in the UK. As an inclusive employer, we are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects our local population. We welcome and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including applicants who are ethnically diverse and/or applicants who have a disability.
We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.
The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
In line with Government legislation, if the post you are applying for requires you to visit a registered care home as part of your role it is a legal requirement to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status or an exemption certificate to work for the Council. With effect from 1^st April 2022, this requirement will be extended if you are applying for a job in a CQC regulated service
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