50,903 per annum for 36 hours per week based at HM Coroner's Court, Station Approach, Woking, GU22 7AP.
Due to the nature of this role and the requirement to attend incidents both in and out of office hours successful candidates will need to be flexible, have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle. You may also need to travel to locations in Surrey for meetings and to other locations in the UK for conferences and training as required.
A laptop and mobile will be supplied. You will benefit from 24 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 underrepresented groups.
About the Role
Can you see yourself leading and developing a team?
Would you like the opportunity to help shape the future of a service?
Does the sound of supporting and delivering positive change appeal to you?
If yes, we may have the perfect role for you!
We are looking for a motivated Office Manager to help lead and develop a team of administrative staff and Coroner’s Officers to ensure that operational efficiency is achieved within the Coroner’s service to agreed KPIs. You will also oversee inquest investigations in line with related legislation including the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.
You will be joining the team at a time of significant change as a new IT system is implemented to drive operational efficiencies. This will be a significant development within the service and as such needs a proven leader to support it. You will have relevant experience of planning, managing and delivering change to a high standard and will always be looking for areas of improvement in relation to the service and resources of the team. Underpinning all you do will be your commitment to ensuring the vision and integrity of the service is maintained.
Reporting to the Senior Coroner as well as Michael Coughlin (Executive Director of Customer, Digital and Transformation) and working closely with a varied group of stakeholders including, bereaved families, the emergency services, the Ministry of Justice, GPs, Funeral Directors mortuaries and other external bodies you will put your high level communication and interpersonal skills to full use. You will sometimes be operating in very difficult and challenging circumstances therefore you will apply a sensitive and discreet approach to your work, using your well-reasoned judgement to make decisions.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your CV will clearly evidence:
* Previous experience of leading a team through change.
* Strong IT and analytical skills.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to allow you to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
* Delivery of continuous improvement initiatives to develop or improve a service.
* Experience and ability to work with stakeholders and business partners (internal and external).
* An adaptive and positive approach to your work.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion contact Tracy Waters by e-mail at Tracy.Waters@surreycc.gov.uk
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21st November 2018.
Interviews will take place on 30th November 2018.
Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.