Business Support Officer

  • Reference: Stevenage Borough Council
  • Application closing date: 29 Mar 2019 00:00

Job Description

Can you bring your organisational and administrative skills into a busy and vibrant communities and neighbourhoods department?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Community Development team for a Business Support Assistant to join our business support team.

As part of our business support team, you will work collaboratively across the community and neighbourhoods unit, providing high quality day to day administration, finance and tasks. You will work with other council teams, service managers, elected members and external groups to ensure business unit support provides excellence in day to day administration, finance and service development.

Candidate Requirements

To be successful in this role you will have been educated to a good standard including GCSE’s C grade or above and evidence of further study related to the role, and have proven experience of working within an administrative function.

You will be able to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team, deal calmly and confidently with emotional situations and have the ability to understand the needs and perceptions of residents.

A full UK driving licence (with access to own vehicle) is desirable.

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Hours: 37
  • Pay: £19,446 – £21,693 Annually

Additional Information

What we can offer you

The Council can offer you a competitive salary and pension scheme with generous employer contribution rates. We support a healthy work-life balance for our staff; providing flexible working, and a range of family friendly policies including maternity, parental, adoption and paternity leave entitlements. There is a minimum holiday entitlement of 24 days per year in addition to statutory and public holidays.

Additional employee benefits include: discounted gym and leisure centre membership, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, optional membership to an employee discount scheme (CSSC) and travel discounts through SmartGoStevenage. Other transport benefits include access to electric pool cars, bicycles and e-bikes for business use and purchase of bikes through CycleScheme.

All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance.

How to Apply

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Paula Mills Team Leader Business Support on 01438 242712

For an application pack and to apply online, please visit www.stevenage.gov.uk/vacancies Please quote the correct post reference number when applying.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 29 March 2019

Please note that Stevenage Borough Council cannot accept CV’s, all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form which can be found at the above link.

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board.

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All.