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Business Support Lead - Swanley Children's Centre

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Sevenoaks Open Access Team as the Business Support Lead within Integrated Children’s Services. The role is based at the Swanley Children’s Centre, however the ability to travel across a wide geographical area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day is essential. This role will also incorporate some homeworking. We offer an attractive package of 26 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays, appealing pension and the Kent Rewards Scheme. In addition to this, we offer opportunities for training and development and teams are currently working flexibly from home and the office.

The role requires excellent organisational and communication skills. As Business Support Lead you will supervise a team of Open Access Business Support staff, ensuring processes and systems are effective, up to date and accurate.  You must be able to proactively manage your workload and the workload of your team whilst responding to urgent requests and deadlines. You will have strong administrative, minuting and IT skills and the ability to collate and manage data.

You will need to demonstrate a confident manner liaising with the public, professionals and outside organisations as a point of contact for the service.  You will be responsible for coordinating team movements and monitoring team performance. The work is interesting, varied and demanding.  We need someone with a calm and organised approach who can make a positive contribution to the success of the team. We are looking for someone who is flexible with a can-do attitude.   This role requires you to be mobile throughout a wide operational area in a timely and flexible manner at various times of the day. You should note that public transport is rarely a viable option as your role will involve you visiting venues in rural areas, often with limited public transport.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Interviews will be conducted at the beginning of August.

Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact:

Nicola Green - Senior Business Support Lead (West Kent) on Tel: 03000 412508 or email: Nicola.Green@kent.gov.uk

Or 

Tamara Maretlane - Delivery Manager (Sevenoaks Children's Centres)

Tel: 03000 419422

email: tamara.maretlane@kent.gov.uk

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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