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Business Support Officer

Role Responsibility

We are looking for someone to join our busy Business Support team within the South Kent Children and Young Person’s Service. We are based at Westchurch House in Ashford and support Social Workers working with children and their families across the South Kent area.

As a Business Support Officer, you will support senior managers and social workers on a range of tasks and work alongside colleagues to assist in the smooth running of the service in the districts. This is a varied and challenging post and requires someone with excellent organisation and communication skills and previous administrative experience. You will be responsible for providing full confidential administrative support, being the first point of contact for families and professionals and recording accurate information on cases. You will also support a range of meetings, organising, and taking accurate minutes and tracking timescales. You should be able to proactively manage your workload whilst responding to urgent requests and deadlines and be able to work flexibly alongside team members.

This vacancy is for three days a week, Monday to Wednesday and is offered as a fixed term contract until the end of March 2022. In return, you will be given regular supervision, support, and training to develop within the role.

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.

Contact Details

For further information on this role, please contact Tania Capstick:

tania.capstick@kent.gov.uk

03000 412713

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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