Business Support Co-ordinator
Peterborough City Council
Full time (37 hours per week) Monday to Friday
Starting salary from £18,500 per annum
Here at Serco we're looking for a Business Support Co-ordinator to join us at Peterborough City Council. Reporting into the Business Support Team Manager, you will be responsible for setting up and co-ordinating meetings. This will include taking referrals, managing multiple diaries for those meetings, organising room bookings, attendee invites and liaising with all relevant professionals.
The Business Support Co-ordinator must ensure the end to end process is completed in producing and distributing high quality plans and accurate minutes ranging from action points to highly complex detailed minutes. You must also ensure any follow up actions from meetings, conferences and panels including drafting formal and informal plans or any other agreements or formal notices are completed.
Administrative tasks will include using and maintaining accurate records, systems and database spreadsheets using a variety of client systems, to enable effective and useful information, reports and statistics to be provided. You will also use a financial management system to raise purchase orders and invoices including all processes to facilitate receipt of services/goods or payment to suppliers, and monitor receipt of customer POs to match with existing assignments.
You will also help with visitors/telephone callers on behalf of a variety of clients, ensuring that they are dealt with in a professional and effective manner, and resolved, redirected or recorded as appropriate.
What you'll need to do the role
You will be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar administrative or business support role. Strong communication, organisational and IT skills are also required for this role. Having experience in minute taking is also highly beneficial.
Meaningful and vital work: Working within Business Support at Serco means that you'll play a critical role in ensuring that clients continue to receive the support that they need.
A world of opportunity: It takes a diverse team to support a Strategic Partnership and we're big on internal progression. So, whether you specialise your skills, progress into team management or move into operations, you'll find all the opportunity you need to evolve your career.
Great people: Councils are busy places and you will find yourself interacting with staff, patients, visitors and of course your supportive team. You will be a significant part of the partnership.
What we offer
- Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
- Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
- The chance to make a positive difference to the wider public.
- Interesting, varied and enjoyable work.
- A company that recognises your contribution.
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.
By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging.
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At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident level 3 employer and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.
At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.