The starting salary for this position is £26,080 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.
Surrey County Council's 'Children, Families and Learning' (CFL) directorate provides a range of highly specialist services to vulnerable children and young people. Services are delivered directly to children and their families within extensive statutory frameworks. Staff working in these areas need specialist knowledge in order to deliver effective services to these high risk and high need groups.
We are looking for a full time Administrator to work in a varied and interesting role within the CFL Directorate. As an experienced Administrator, you will directly support the Residential Children's Home with their complex and confidential work which will require a wide range of proven administrative experience.
The Administrator plays an instrumental role in the delivery of the service, including taking and directing enquiries and ensuring clients are met and greeted well. You should have sound knowledge around taking minutes, planning team events, organising appointments and be comfortable entering data and formulating statistical reports.
You will be highly organised, willing to take responsibility and use initiative. You will also be confident in setting your own priorities and meeting deadlines. You will make sure that everything is in place to guarantee that all runs smoothly for the processes and the Residential Children's home you support and, as a Senior Administrator, will ensure daily workflow is completed to timescales.
Excellent interpersonal skills are essential along with a high level of written and oral communication skills. You will have experience of working with highly confidential information in a customer focused environment and have the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Every day will bring a different challenge in role; to be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- A solid background in administration
- Experience of working in a busy environment
- Experience of managing workflow and/or leading more junior staff
- Excellent customer service and communication skills
- Confidence, organisational skills and ability to implement a proactive approach to their work
- Excellent IT skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and MS Teams
- Facility management, maintaining equipment and building experience
- Finance, petty cash and purchasing experience
Surrey Residential Homes accommodate children up to 18 years of age. All of our homes are inspected regularly by OFSTED, and most have been judged as either ‘Good’, ‘Outstanding’ or are working towards this. Therefore, we are very proud of the quality of our residential services for children in Surrey. As a result, we have invested in our homes and staff and plan to continue to do this, in order to achieve a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of young people in our care.
Due to legal requirements set out by the DFE national minimum standards, the successful applicant is required to be at least 4 years older than our oldest accommodated child.
The role does not offer the provision of remote working/working from home, as it is supportive to the functions of the children’s home which is a service operating 24/7, 365 days of the year and the administration support is required to be in house.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 06/01/2023.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Anita Davies by e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.