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Business Support Officer

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

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The London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth have come together in a Shared Staffing Arrangement (SSA) to share expertise, increase efficiency and create economies of scale and deliver a first-class service. As a Business Support Officer this gives you an exciting opportunity to join a team working across both Boroughs.

We are seeking a well-organised, motivated, and positive Business Support Officer who is experienced in delivering a highly efficient and smooth service

This is a fast paced and variable role where no day will be the same. We are looking for someone who possesses excellent organisational and problem-solving skills. You will need to have the ability to handle diary management and administrative systems. This role would be suited to a confident multi-tasker who is able to manage competing demands whilst at the same time maintaining a good eye for detail.  You should enjoy working as part of an effective team but also work independently to a high standard.

You will have experience of working in an administrative/ support role and be able to:

Knowledge of business support systems, particularly those connected to procurement and payments.

Demonstrate tact and diplomacy with a 'can do' attitude towards work.

Be a good communicator, show a strong customer care focus.

Demonstrate good written, numerical and IT skills

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines.

As part of the Business Support Team, you will enable us to build on our success and bringing new experience, knowledge and ideas. 

If successful you will be joining a team that is committed to delivering high level corporate support embracing difference and incorporating our new values to reflect this.

Think Bigger

Embrace Difference

Lead By Example

Connect Better

Put People First

This role will involve regular working from the council office.

You will need to bring both your experience and fresh perspectives to the team that delivers administrative and financial support to the Chief Executives Group.  

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include flexible working (dependent on service need), and a generous holiday allowance of 40 days including bank holidays. 

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. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

For an informal discussion please contact Veronica Luthur on

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 23 February 2024

Shortlisting Date: W/C 26 February 2024

Interview Date: Tuesday 5 March 2024 and Wednesday 6 March 2024 

Please note that there will be a short test as part of the interview.

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

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. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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