Senior Business Support Assistant - Part Time

Guildford, Surrey
£12,353 per Year
07 Feb 2019
17 Feb 2019
Part Time
Contract Type


£12,352.65 per annum for 20 hours per week pro rata to £22,233 per annum based at in Guildford. The post holder will ideally be based in the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Rd, Guildford GU2 7XX. However there is some flexibility to work from Guildford Borough Council, Millmead House, Guildford, GU2 4BB.

This is a secondment / fixed term contract until April 2020. Please note this position is externally funded.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave (pro rata for part time), rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the Role

Role Purpose

To provide administrative support to the Making Every Contact Count programme, working across the Surrey Heartlands Partnership to enable the successful coordination of MECC training delivery and data entry and recording of evaluative data. The post holder will develop and maintain workforce programme booking systems (event bright, survey monkey etc) and ensure appropriate and accurate databases are maintained to agreed procedures and standards. They will provide regular data reports and coordinate training delivery schedules in partnership with the Surrey heartlands workforce and commissioned MECC services, in line with established programme outcomes and targets. The role holder will perform accurate and timely programme administration and be the main point of contact for accessing MECC training dates.


The MECC programme in Surrey, is currently working in partnership with key organisations across the Surrey Heartland workforce including, primary and secondary care, district and borough councils and the voluntary sector, to support the uptake of the MECC programme in line with the National prevention agenda. Many long-term health conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases and liver conditions are closely linked to behavioural factors. Making changes such as stopping smoking, improving diet, increasing physical activity, losing weight, and reducing alcohol consumption can help people significantly reduce their risk of disease and ease the burden of preventable diseases upon services that are currently at capacity.

The MECC programme creates opportunities for the workforce to engage in skills based training to ensure we are ‘making every contact count’ with the public, to deliver consistent, brief lifestyle behaviour change messages.

Skills Required

  • Project coordination skills
  • Experience of developing robust and reliable booking systems and processes for training and / events
  • Ability to analysis data for reporting purposes within stated deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve to meet the needs of the programme
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple work priorities
  • Knowledge of event bright, survey monkey, mail chimp systems and associated booking softwear.
  • Experience of supporting training/learning programmes in previous roles

For more information, please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Amy McCarthy by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 17th February 2019.

Interviews are to be confirmed. 

Please note, if access to the GCSX (PSN) network is required for this role, a Basic Disclosure (DBS check) will be required to meet the Government Baseline Personnel Security Standards.

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