The starting salary for this position is £26,080 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.
This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We’re less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we’d welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.
The Children, Families and Lifelong Learning Directorate 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. Our Administration Team supports the senior leadership (Directors and Assistant Directors), ensuring the provision of effective and efficient business support functions for and within the team. The postholder will provide support to two Assistant Directors within the Quality Assurance and Performance Service.
Within this role you will manage diaries, organise meetings, support with email inboxes, keep track of information and take meeting notes. You will work closely with the designated Management Coordinator to the Director of Quality Assurance and Performance as well as other colleagues across the team to ensure that the Director and Assistant Directors have robust support in place.
To be successful in this role you will be highly organised, willing to take responsibility and use initiative as well as 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 managers you support. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential along with a high level of written and oral communication skills. You will also be required to work with a variety of different internal departments and other external organisations and agencies.
We are looking for someone who:
- has a solid background in administration
- has excellent customer service and communication skills
- is confident, organised and able to implement a proactive approach to their work, maintaining attention to detail
- can prioritise and plan their own workload
- has excellent IT skills and is proficient in using Microsoft Office.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25/09/2022 with interviews taking place at a date to be confirmed.
A Basic DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sharon Gibbons, Business Support Manager, on 020 8541 9562.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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 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.
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.