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Business Support Officer - North Kent Children in Care Service

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

Role Responsibility

Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you enjoy working in fast paced roles? Are you organised and able to prioritise and meet multiple deadlines simultaneously?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join the North Kent Children in Care Service as a Business Support Officer within Integrated Children’s Services. The role is based at The Willows in Swanley and will support the Gravesham and Dartford Children in Care Teams. On occasion you will also support the Family Time Service, who are based at The Lighthouse and Denton Family Centres in Gravesend.

As a Business Support Officer, you will support Practitioners and Team Managers on a range of tasks and work alongside colleagues to assist in the smooth running of the Business Support Service in North Kent. This is a varied and challenging post and requires someone with excellent organisation and communication skills and previous administrative experience.

To succeed in this role you will need to have an empathetic caring approach, with the ability to remain emotionally resilient. You will need to be able to proactively manage your workload and support the wider team, whilst responding to urgent requests and deadlines. You will often be the first point of contact for the service and need to be confident in liaising with families, colleagues, and professionals within a multi-agency environment.

We are looking for someone with administrative experience, who is confident in dealing with a variety of responsibilities and using a range of IT packages. You will be responsible for providing full confidential business support and accurate case recording on electronic systems. You will also support a range of meetings, organising, and taking accurate minutes.

In return we can offer you:

- 27 days annual leave + bank holidays

- Generous contributory pension scheme

- Training and an ongoing plan for development

Please note applications are reviewed on a continual basis. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the published closing date should we receive suitable applications. Early applications are encouraged.

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 a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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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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