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Administrative Assistant

Job title: Administrative Assistant

Company: Somerset County Council

Job description: A little about us

You do not have to be a social worker to make a difference. There is so much going on behind the scenes to support our children with disabilities, assessment and protection services. That’s why we’re looking for an experienced administrator to join our business support team. This role is a fixed term for 9 months.

The team is part of Somerset County Council’s Children’s Social Care and works with vulnerable children and young people in care, their parents and carers in Somerset.

Here’s what you can expect to do

It is an administrative role like no other! No two days are the same. You provide proactive, office-based support as part of a dedicated team of administrators who provide support to our assessment, security and children with disabilities teams. You will play a leading role in supporting the service for children with disabilities with general administrative tasks; this will include working directly with the community inclusion activity team to promote and support the discussion of short-term calendar activities for children and their families in Somerset.

The nature of the work is sensitive and highly confidential; the tasks are diverse, and you get full training and support to undertake them.

There are many opportunities for development and career advancement in our child services support teams. All of our current Child Social Assistance Support Officers and our Business Support Managers have joined us as administrators. We have many former Business Support colleagues who are inspired to pursue an operational career in social care, and they have been supported by us to do so.

A few things about you

It is really important that you are passionate about helping to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Somerset. As an administrative assistant, you will have a warm, friendly, non-judgmental manner. You need to be calm and friendly in difficult situations and conversations. Good organizational skills, willingness to learn, the ability to be a good team player, multitasking and the ability to work on your own initiative are the key to success in this role.

It is a fast, responsive role and you are expected to manage a number of diverse tasks simultaneously. The workload can be huge, and attention to detail is essential to ensure that information is correct. You must be familiar with all Microsoft Office programs.

Additional information

If this role is facing the customer, you need to speak English fluently.

The salary for this role is £ 18,562 – £ 18,933 per annum.

If you would like more information about this role, please contact – Toni Cairns Clare Dowden –

Interviews will take place on 29 September 2021 virtually via MS Teams.

Why choose Somerset County Council?

We are proud to offer a supportive and rewarding environment that is part of a team that is passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer excellent training and development opportunities, with supportive management. In addition, we have fantastic employee benefits available:

  • We promote a healthy work-life balance and, where possible, offer flexible work arrangements, including home work.
  • Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase extra leave.
  • Staff discounts in gyms.
  • Employee Assistance for the times when you need support and a variety of employee wellness services.
  • Automatic enrollment on our generous pension scheme and optional pension enhancement through our extra voluntary contributions scheme.
  • A Flexible Benefit Scheme through Salary Sacrifice to Obtain a Cycle for Work and Health Examinations.
  • My staff store offers discounts in stores, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

DBS information

This role requires a basic disclosure control.

Expected salary: £18562 – 18933 per year

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Job date: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 04:44:58 GMT

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