About the role
If you are looking to develop a career in public service, this could be a great opportunity for you.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the East Sussex Education Division, for the role of Senior Business Administrator. We are part of a Local Authority dedicated to championing change for children.
Do you have experience in administration with a range of systems? Are you a good communicator, someone who can work under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage competing demands?
As a Senior Business Administrator, you will also line manage and supervise Business Administrators ensuring they are able to respond to local needs and ensure Council policies are met. You will maintain staff wellbeing enabling them to ensure performance continuously improves. This includes undertaking one to one’s, annual appraisals and providing support and identifying training and development needs.
This role will mainly be office based in County Hall, Lewes. It is for 37 hours a week and is a permanent contract.
If so, we would love to hear from you.
Our administrative support officers play a key role in supporting the Council - helping us provide a better service to the people of East Sussex. It’s fast-paced and varied, but we’ll make sure you get all the training and support you need to succeed.
The successful candidate will work in our Education Division providing high level administrative support to our Inclusion and Partnership Team who support children and young people and their families, in East Sussex. You will need great organisational skills, accurate minute taking skills, have the ability to work under pressure, excellent communication and MS Office skills and a desire to make a difference to the families we work with.
What can we offer you?
- A motivated team committed to the continuous improvement of outcomes for children and young people.
- A commitment to a model of reflective practice based on regular supervision to support all employees in their professional development.
- A continued professional development (CPD) programme to ensure your personal and professional skills and knowledge are enhanced and developed to support the performance of the service.
- A team of motivated and committed peers.
- County Hall provides a café with a full range of hot and cold lunches, snacks and drinks with seating both indoors and out.
- Hybrid working.
Applications will be accepted via completion of the online application form, showing how you meet all the essential criteria within the job description and job specification.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity contact Sharon Faben, Education Support Office Manager on 07552 289 358 or Vanessa Crockett, Business Support Manager on 07701 020804.
Interviews are scheduled for 6 October 2023 and will be in the form of a face-to-face interview, followed by a task. These will be held in County Hall, Lewes.
You will be working at County Hall; the Head Office for the County Council, based on the edge of Lewes Town Centre, which is within walking distance to the town and train station. County Hall is also on a bus route and car parking is available on site at a reduced rate for employees.
At East Sussex County Council, we also offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page - benefits page.
For work that makes a difference
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.
If you require sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
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.