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Business Support Officer

Role Responsibility

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Support Officer within our South Kent Children in Care Team. 

This is a temporary full-time maternity cover position for up to 9 months, working Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5.00pm, based at Poltons, Dover.

This role is key to providing professional support to Social Workers supporting children and families in South Kent and surrounding areas. 

We are looking for someone with a calm and organised approach who would like to make a positive contribution.  

You will need to demonstrate excellent organisation and communication skills.

You must 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 our 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 and who is confident dealing with a variety of responsibilities and using a range of IT packages.

You will be responsible for handling sensitive information, checking and recording data, as well as liaising with colleagues to arrange and support a variety of meetings. 

You should enjoy working as part of an effective team but also work independently to a high standard whilst working remotely.

The role is varied and interesting and we offer: -

  • A starting salary of £22,595 with annual performance related pay increases 
  • Opportunities for personal training and development
  • Regular supervision
  • Option to enrol in the Local Government Pension scheme with employer matched contributions
  • 27 days paid annual leave per year (rising to 29 after 5 years’ service) + bank holidays + a concessionary day
  • Staff discounts on a range of leisure products and services through our Kent Rewards programme  

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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.


Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact hiring manager Terrie Johncock, Business Support Lead - South Kent CIC for further details  

Email: Terrie-Lea Johncock

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, faiths and those with caring responsibilities, 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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