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Advice and Administration Assistant - Children’s Centres (Yate)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Part time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/06/2019 23:59
£19554.00-£21,166.00 (pro rata)
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Employment Location:
Yate Children Centre
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Job details 

Closing date:
17 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Summary of Post

An opportunity has become available within the North Cluster of Children’s Centres in South Gloucestershire. This is a part time limited term post to cover a secondment until 30th April 2020. The hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday.

The post holder will provide a comprehensive administrative and support service to ensure the delivery of the early intervention and preventative services for families with children aged 0-5. The post will mainly be based in one of the Children’s Centres (Yate CC) but may be required to provide some outreach support in other areas of South Gloucestershire.

Interview is going to be held on 02/07/2019.

Main Duties

Provide advice and assistance and be the first point of contact for the Children’s Centre.

Ensure timely and accurate inputting of information on the relevant Information Technology system

Undertake relevant financial transactions

Signpost parents and other service users to a range of services provided by appropriate organisations and agencies.

Ensure that Children’s Centre services and activities are publicised effectively and making sure that all relevant publication materials are up-to-date and available to Children’s Centre service users, including a Children’s Centre website.

Open and close the centre as necessary.

Liaise with the responsible section/service regarding the maintenance of gardens and buildings.

Provide administrative support to the relevant Senior Children’s Centre Worker and/or Children’s Centre Practice Manager

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.

Essential Criteria

An NVQ 2 or 3 GCSE’s grades C or above or equivalent qualification or equivalent relevant experience.

A knowledge of relevant processes and procedures and an understanding of relevant regulations, codes of practice and required outputs

The ability to use initiative and judgement to resolve day-to-day problems independently.

Proven written and verbal communication skills.

A clear understanding of relevant regulations and codes of practice

A good level of IT skills

Desirable Criteria

Proven budget monitoring or numeracy skills.

A knowledge of the Sure Start Children’s Centre and Extended Schools core offer requirements

Experience of working in a multi-racial environment, or of working with people from other minority ethnic groups

Awareness and understanding of the Children's Act

Additional Information

Salary: Hay 10

Hours: Part time 0.8 FTE - Limited Term Contract until 30th April 2020

Closing Date: 17/06/19

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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