Administrative Assistant
Somerset County Council
5d ago

About us

We are a busy friendly team who provide office based support to our Children’s Social Care operational colleagues.

About the job

You’ll really be making a difference by supporting a team of frontline Social Workers, providing a proactive office based support and undertaking administrative tasks in a busy working environment.

The nature of the work is sensitive and highly confidential.

There are lots opportunities for development and progression within our Children’s Services business support teams, from our entry level Admin Assistant roles through to our Business Support Officer and Business Support Manager roles.

About you

We’re looking for someone who wants a varied and challenging admin based role. You need good organisational skills, the ability to be a good team player and able to multi task.

Face to face client contact is minimal, although there will some telephone contact with clients and professionals so good communication skills are required.

You will need to be familiar with IT. Office experience is desirable yet not essential, nor is knowledge of this line of work, but the aptitude to learn is vital to being a success in this very rewarding role.

Additional information

If you want to discuss the role further please feel free to contact Business Support Officer Sharon Warren (01278 447571) or Business Support Manager Clare Dowden (07976 611064)

Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd August 2019.

Please note if an internal applicant who is at risk of redundancy or in need of redeployment has applied for this role and passed the selection process they will be offered the role over remaining internal and external applicants.

What we'll offer in return

We offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees, including :

  • A Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Discounted lease car via salary sacrifice scheme and options for discounts on petrol or diesel.
  • My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and so forth.
  • A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work, childcare vouchers, additional annual leave, computers, mobile phones
  • and health screening.

  • Generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance and support offering a variety of employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work / life balance and lifestyle.
  • Optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
  • Fluency duty

    Somerset County Council must ensure that each person who works for the public authority in a customer-facing role can speak fluent English.

    This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

    DBS info where relevant

    This role requires a Basic Level DBS check.

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