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Business Support Officer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/9728
  • Published: Tue 16/02/2021, 17:15 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 24/02/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £19,312 - £19,698 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Technology House, 239 Ampthill Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire

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Business Support Officer

Team: Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) Team

Job Family: Supporting – CBG5

Salary: £19,312 - £19,698 per annum pro rata 

Hours: 18.5 hours per week over 3 days

Location: Technology House, 239 Ampthill Road, Bedford MK42 9QG

Contract: Fixed term Contract / Secondment Opportunity - maternity cover to end March 2022

Closing Date: 24th February 2021

Interview Date: 2nd March 2021

More about the role: 

The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) specialist multidisciplinary team work with the courts, providing an accessible community based assessment and intervention service for high needs families with a history of substance misuse.

The Pan Bedfordshire FDAC is a partnership across the three Bedfordshire Local Authorities - Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford. Central Bedfordshire Council is the lead and recruiting local authority.

The FDAC specialist multidisciplinary team are made up of experienced Social Workers, a Parental Substance Misuse Specialist, a Domestic Abuse Expert, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Primary Mental Health Worker and a Business Support Officer. 

As a Business Support Officer in the FDAC team you would work to provide a comprehensive business and administrative support to the FDAC team. You would liaise with the Court Clerk to book court hearings; ensure timely and cost effective provision and maintenance of resources; carry out financial administration including raising purchase orders and issuing invoices, manage the FDAC team inbox, receive and process court reports, arrange and minute strategic and operational meetings. 

You would be an important part of a specialist team who work with parents and children. You would need to communicate effectively with parents, children and professionals. It will be important to build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with partner agencies. This role will be vital to enabling the team to be effective in their work.

As the successful candidate you would have experience of business support work. You will be a good team player and be equally capable of individual work.  

Subject to managerial agreement the successful candidate would start on or before 29th March 2021 to access a handover period.

Join the FDAC team and you’ll enjoy regular working hours, attractive benefits, plus excellent in-house training. Even better, you’ll develop a new level of expertise as you work in this specialist team.

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To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Business Support Officer Recruitment Pack 

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Beverley Sorenson at or call 0300 300 6852

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at  

Safeguarding (For DBS posts only): 

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.