Job Title: Admin Support Officer
Location: Apsley, Hemel Hempstead
Starting Salary: £21,575 progressing to a maximum of £24,054
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Fixed Term 12 months
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
We have an exciting opportunity for an Administration Support Officer within the Business Delivery Service supporting one of our 0-25 Together Service Team in Children’s Services.
Children’s Services places the interests of children and families firmly at the centre of everything we do, working with families to offer quality advice, support and guidance, helping children to be ambitious, and their families to be safe, be resilient, be independent, building children's confidence, self-esteem and preparing them for life ahead.
This role provides administrative support to a front-line social work team, working with other agencies to enable Social Work staff to undertake accurate assessments and offer appropriate support.
You will be working in a rewarding and fast paced environment, requesting checks from other agencies, taking calls from service users/external agencies, organising meetings, note taking at meetings, formatting documents, letters, updating spreadsheets and data collection.
We are looking for organised, self-motivated and professional individuals who are able to provide a high level of administrative support and manage competing priorities.
You will be used to working to tight deadlines and with high accuracy. Experience in taking notes would be beneficial, but full training will be given.
Closing Date: 1st December 2022
Interview Date: 14th and 15th December 2022
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Diane Pratt 01442 453489
Benefits of Working for HCC:
• Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
• Excellent Career Development
• Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
• Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
• Shopping Discounts
• Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
How to Apply: As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer 4 key questions. This is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge, and experience match what we are looking. If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.
Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
CS Roles Only: We expect all Children Services employees to fulfil Hertfordshire's Professional Promise for how children, young people & young adults with special educational needs and / or disabilities and their families should be treated. It is our agreement to place families and children at the centre of what we do, and helps parents and carers to understand and be able to hold us to account for how we provide our services. For further information please visit: ‘Professional Promise’