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Business Support Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking to appoint a Business Support Assistant on a 22 hour (pro rata) fixed term contract for 12 months, based in central Stafford. 

This role will work within the Fostering Service Business Support team.

The working days for this role are Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Main Responsibility

  • In support of Social Workers statutory workload, convene and attend meetings including statutory multi agency meetings, coordinating the circulation of agendas and relevant papers, taking, and distributing appropriate notes and actions.
  • Produce a range of high-quality documents.To provide support advice and guidance to district-based practitioners in the use of IT and related software.

The Ideal Candidate

GCSE English or equivalent and an ICT qualification are essential for this position.

Two years office experience and experience of using a computer-based information system are also desirable as well as experience of minute taking and experience of working within a team.

Good written and oral communication skills, an ability to undertake a number of areas of work, an ability to interpret, format and accurately present information, time management skills and experience of working to deadlines are also all desirable.

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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