Business Officer - Youth Justice Service

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Youth Justice Service on a one year fixed term basis as a part time  (22.5 Hours) Business Officer. This is a fast paced, interesting and varied role which will include proofing court reports, processing court outcomes, attending youth court on a rota basis, along with supporting the service with finance tasks and minuting of meetings.

There will be a mixture of office and home working for this role.

You will be based in Wisbech but will be required to travel to Huntingdon on occasion to attend youth court.

Interviews will be held in Wisbech on Thursday 14th March 2024. 

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Adam Crow, Senior Business Officer, or  Des'ree Abbott Business Development Coordinator, Des' 

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme
What will you be doing?

The role will require you to provide high-quality administrative support to the team. You will liaise with colleagues, the court, the police, professionals, and members of the public over the phone and via email. Communicating with a wide range of stakeholders is an integral part of the role therefore excellent communication skills are essential alongside an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and data protection.

Other tasks will include proofing court reports, processing court outcomes, attending youth court on a rota basis, along with supporting the service with finance tasks and minuting meetings. In addition, you will be required to support other areas and tasks within the Youth Justice Service.

About you

You will need to be flexible in your approach to work, as this is a varied role. You will need good administration skills and the ability to prioritise as this is a fast paced role. 

You will be expected to work on your own initiative, keep calm under pressure and work to  deadlines. You should have a methodical and concise approach to tasks and the ability to prioritise workloads effectively. You will need a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft packages (Word and Excel) and be able to use databases and in house software. 

Please evidence on your supporting statement how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification. However, please note, you do not need to meet all of the essential criteria to be able to apply, we are looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don't meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don't be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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