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Admin Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Previous applicants need not apply

Are you highly organised and do you have a keen eye for detail?

Do you have strong communication skills, both speaking and written?

Are you an experienced administrator looking for a new challenge?

If you answered yes to these, we may have the perfect role for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for an Admin Assistant (Business Support Assistant) to join our well established and diverse Business Support Team on a 12-month fixed term basis.

Our vision

The Business Support service’s vision is a simple one: ‘to implement a robust, flexible and resilient business support service across Children’s Services’.

About the role

This role will support the Family Safeguarding and Supporting Disabled Children’s Service. This service works with families that are in crisis whose emotions often run high so you will understand the importance of confidentiality. You will need to have high level minute taking skills and attention to detail is crucial. 

This is a very busy service and we require a highly motivated individual. The work is fast-paced, and you will be working within tight timescales so will need to possess good organisational skills.  

Good computer skills are essential, with particular experience of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook) required.

If you thrive on a challenge, then this could be the perfect role for you! 

Whilst primarily supporting this service you will also be a team player in the wider Business Support service, as we require all Business Support Assistants to have flexible approach in supporting other areas and at times may even be required to work elsewhere across the directorate. These roles report into a Principal Business Support officer who manages their own service area within Children’s Services and they will ensure that you get all the support, training and development you need to be able to successfully undertake your role. 

Whilst we will support some home working, candidates will be required to work from the office 3/4 days per week as dictated by service needs.

Contact details

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Nadine Burke-Jackman, Business Support Manager – Family Safeguarding and Supporting Disabled Children’s Service:


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Close date: 11:59pm on Sunday 9th October 2022
  • Shortlisting date: To be confirmed
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

How to apply

To be considered for interview your application must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

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