Administrative Assistant – FT

  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • £18,887 - £19,264
  • August 21, 2022

Administrative Assistant

You don’t have to be a Social Worker to make a difference. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes to support our Family Time Team working in Children’s Social Care. That’s why we are looking for experienced administrators to join our  Business Support Team.  The team are part of Somerset County Council’s Children’s Social Care, working with vulnerable children and young people in care, their parents and carers in Somerset.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

It is an administrative role like no other! No two days are the same. You will be providing proactive, office-based support in our busy Family Time Centre based at The Villages, Creech St Michael, TA3 5QQ, welcoming children, carers and members upon arrival. The nature of the work is sensitive and highly confidential; the tasks are varied, and you will be given full training and support to undertake them.

There are lots of opportunities for development and career progression within our Children’s Services Business Support teams. All of our current Children’s Social Care Business Support Officers and our Business Support Managers joined us as Administrators. We have many former Business Support colleagues who have been inspired to take an operational career path in social care, and they have been supported by us to do this.

A few things about you

It’s really important that you are passionate about helping to improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people living in Somerset. As an Administrative Assistant, you will have a warm, friendly, non-judgemental manner in order to help the families we support feel comfortable. You will need to be calm and kind in difficult situations and conversations. Good organisational skills, willingness to learn, the ability to be a good team player, multitasking and the ability to work using your own initiative are all key to success within this role.

It’s a fast paced, reactive role and you will be expected to manage a number of varied tasks at any one time. The workload can be very high, and attention to detail is essential to ensure information is correct and family time sessions go ahead successfully. You will need to be familiar with all Microsoft Office programmes.

Additional information

If this role is customer facing you will need to speak fluent English.

The salary for this role is £18,887 – £19,264 per annum.

You can read more about the work we do in the Candidate Information Pack, but If you would like further information regarding the post please contact Clare Dowden CDowden@somerset.gov.uk .

We recommend applying as soon as possible. Depending on the level of response, we anticipate conducting interviews ahead of the closing date.

 

Why choose Somerset County Council

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

• We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible, including working from home.
• Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.
• Staff discounts in gyms.
• Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.
• Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.
• A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.
• My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

DBS information

This role requires a basic check via the Disclosure procedure.

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Job Overview
  • Salary
    £18,887 - £19,264
  • Job Category
    Admin / Clerical / Reception
  • Disability Confident
    Yes
Job Location