Business Support Officer (Stevenage Direct Services)

  • Reference: Stevenage Borough Council
  • Application closing date: 22 Feb 2019 00:00

Job Description

Post Reference Number: 006341

Can you bring your organisational and administrative skills into a busy and vibrant Stevenage Direct Services?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Stevenage Direct Services (SDS) for a Business Support Officer to support the Assistant Director and their management team.

As a business support officer, you will work collaboratively across the SDS business unit, providing high quality day to day administration and support to the SDS Management Team. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and interpersonal skills in order to work with other council teams, service managers, elected members and external groups.

Candidate Requirements

This post requires the post holder to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality and have proven experience of working within an administrative function.

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Hours: 37
  • Pay: £19,446 – £21,693 (pro rata for hours worked) 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.

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 the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Safe Staffing Handbook 2010.

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All. For further information please click here.

How to Apply

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Craig Miller on 01438 242487.

For an application pack and to apply online, please visit Please quote the correct post reference number when applying.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 22 February 2019