Business Support Officer

Job Description

Would you like to make a difference to families and children in Staffordshire?

Business and Executive Support is a central business support function which is aligned to meet the requirements of Staffordshire County Council and which fulfils the needs of the organisation as it evolves. This post holder would provide support to the Early Education & Childcare Team, who are a small, highly effective, supportive team who work with families, childcare providers and other partners to ensure children in Staffordshire can access quality childcare provision including funded childcare entitlements for eligible families. The demand for this is high so the ability to prioritise, work to deadlines and successfully coordinate a varied workload is key.

Main Responsibilities

The work will involve changing demands and will require effective and accurate communication with a wide range of internal and external customers and extensive use of the Microsoft office suite.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant will have: -

Excellent communication skills to engage our customers and Administration teams to share best practise using digital solutions where appropriate to improve processes.

An ability to work in a fast-paced, busy environment and to manage changes at short notice, with a flexible approach.

Strong IT skills with a knowledge of SCC systems or similar packages for data management.

Good administrative organisational skills

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About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits .

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post.