Administration Assistant - Flexible Working Available
Salary - £19,875 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Redhill RH1 1YB
Fixed term for 6 months.
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, 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
Surrey County Council is recruiting people who share in our values of trust, respect, responsibility and listening to our staff. We are transforming the way we work promoting personalised social care and support to the residents of Surrey and where possible, flexible working practices in services that can support those arrangements. We endeavour to ensure a robust and service driven team of Administration Assistants to support community services throughout Surrey. The Administration function is evenly spread throughout the county, ensuring that all teams have the support that is needed.
Our vision is ‘Working with all our partners to make a difference to the lives of people, through trusted, personalised and universal social care support, so people have choice and control, and can maximise their wellbeing and independence in their local community.’
You will be undertaking general and varied administrative duties in order to provide support to the Resource Team and the frontline Community Mental Health operational team within the integrated partnership of Surrey County Council Adult Social Care and Surrey & Borders NHS Foundation Trust.
Using the county council’s SAP system, you will requisition goods and services and record time administration data. Microsoft Excel experience/skills would be an advantage.
You will be expected to deal with complex telephone enquiries, a wide range of correspondence, some diary management and occasionally you will take minutes for meetings.
You will work with highly confidential and sensitive information.
As this is a generalist role, you duties will be varied according to the needs of the service.
IT training will be provided
A basic DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check is required for this role.
To be shortlisted for interview for this position your application and personal statement will clearly evidence the following:
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Are well organised and able to work under pressure, on occasions, to tight deadlines.
- Have excellent customer service and IT skills.
- Have previous experience of working in a busy office environment; and
- Have the ability to work as part of a team whilst being proactive and using your initiative.
- Have a strong work ethic and understand the needs of confidentiality in a sensitive role such as this.
If shortlisted, you’ll be asked to take a 30 minute IT exercise and a 45 minute panel interview.
Further information can be found in the attached job profile/person specification.