• Fixed contract
  • Full time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • June 8, 2022
  • £19,264 - £20,043


This is an exciting fixed term opportunity until 31/03/2023 to join Childrens Services as a Senior Business Support Assistant who will provide specialist, high quality business support to the Statutory Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Team.

As a Senior Business Support Administrator, you will play a valuable part in assisting Operational colleagues, who support children, young people and their families.

Working within a busy, collaborative and supportive administrative team, you would be undertaking a range of activities.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

  • Data entry using a variety of platforms e.g., case management system
  • Processing work received in and out from schools, parents, agencies, and Health and Social Care via Outlook and the case management Portal
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Office 365 applications to process and monitor work, using Outlook, SharePoint and web platforms
  • Direct liaison with schools and other local authorities
  • Working as part of team

A few things about you

We are therefore we are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and flexible administrator.  If you have that ‘Can Do Attitude’, possessing a broad skill set including, attention to detail, strong ICT skills (Office 365), good organisation, communication skills and tenacity – then we want to hear from you!

Additional information

From 1 April 2023 the County and District councils in Somerset will be replaced by a new single unitary authority – Somerset Council. It’s a genuinely exciting time to join us as we work together with the four district councils to deliver the new council for Somerset.

The salary for this role is £19,264 – £20,043 per annum pro rata.

Part time hours will be considered, please let us know what hours you are looking to undertake when applying.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Alison Prouse, Senior Business Support Officer, 01823 355798, email

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.
• 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 car or bicycle for work
• Staff benefit scheme offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits, holidays, gym membership and more.

DBS information

This role requires a basic check via the Disclosure procedure.

Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    £19,264 - £20,043
  • Job Category
    Admin / Clerical / Reception
  • Disability Confident
Job Location