Senior Business Support Officer
Are you an administrator looking for variety and interesting work where you can work flexibly?
It’s a key supporting role in the Housing and Regeneration Directorate – our department’s decision-making hub. You’ll be kept busy with an interesting range of work predominantly assisting our senior management and carrying out central support tasks for the wider department. It’s a place to make your mark and shine.
You will have:
- first-rate organisational and administrative skills
- the ability to work in a busy office whilst paying attention to detail and producing work of consistently high standard
- good communication skills
- a strong commitment to customer service and
- an understanding of the importance of confidentiality.
It would be great if you have experience of diary management, minute taking and dealing with queries from the public; but, equally, we’re happy to train the right person.
We work as a team, we are both positive and hardworking – when you join us, you’ll apply the same approach.
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, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares 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 range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 8th August 2021
Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 9th August 2021
Interview Date: W/C Monday 23rd August 2021
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.
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.
The application process will be anonymised for this campaign.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
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.
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