Children, Families and Learning provides a range of highly specialist services to vulnerable children and young people. Services are delivered directly to children and their families within extensive statutory frameworks and staff working in these areas need specialist knowledge in order to deliver effective services to these high risk and high need groups. Our admin teams support front line Social Care staff.
We are looking for a full-time (36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) Administrator to work in this varied and interesting role within the Children, Families & Learning Business Support Team based in our Guildford office.
In this role you will organise multiagency meetings on behalf of the social care teams, liaise with professionals both within Social Care and with other agencies, keep track of information, update and maintain spreadsheets and databases, take meeting notes and subsequently distribute to involved parties and provide performance information.
You will be highly organised and willing to take responsibility and use initiative, comfortable in setting your own priorities and meeting deadlines. You will make sure that everything is in place to guarantee that all runs smoothly for the processes and teams you support.
Excellent interpersonal skills are essential along with a high level of written and oral communication skills. You will have experience of working with highly confidential information in a customer focused environment and have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
To be shortlisted for interview, your CV and personal statement should clearly evidence the following:
- Solid background in administration
- Experience of working in a busy office environment
- Excellent customer service and communication skills
- Confident, organised and able to implement a proactive approach to your work
- Excellent IT skills and is proficient in using Microsoft Office
- Experience of taking notes/minutes at meetings
Please refer to the full job description attached at the bottom of this advert for further information about the role.
For an informal discussion or any questions regarding this opportunity please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Friday 15th January, however please note that applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed on an ongoing basis and therefore vacancies may be filled before the closing date. Successful candidates will be required to complete a short test to demonstrate their note taking skills.
A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 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.
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