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Locality Buisness Support Assistant

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Closed for applications on 02/06/2019 23:59
£18,795 - £19,171
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Job details 

Closing date:
2 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Locality Hubs are part of Integrated Services which is responsible for the safety and welfare of children and young people. The Integrated Services Department collectively bring together and provide a complete range of children’s services within South Gloucestershire.

As part of the Business Support Team your role will be crucial in providing an excellent, flexible, diverse administrative and financial service to both Social Care and Preventative Services.

The successful candidate will be confident working in a busy environment, possess high standards of administrative and IT skills.

If you are able to prioritise work, meet deadlines and contribute to team working you could be who we are looking for.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

As part of the team you will carry out a range of administrative and financial tasks supporting the professional teams within the Hub.

A key function of the role will include the collecting, inputting, and maintaining information held on specialised database.

The role supports the financial aspect of the Integrated Services Team by using the council’s financial systems to input data, purchasing goods/services, recoding and processing petty cash claims. The role also provides administrative support which will include word processing.

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.


1. You will hold a minimum qualification of 3 grade C’s at GCSE (or equivalent qualification) including English and Maths, or you will hold equivalent relevant experience.

2. You will have good literacy skills and able to write letters.

3. You will have good communication skills that will enable you to effectively communicate with service users, professionals and Health colleagues using a variety of media.

4. You will have good numeracy and IT skills and will have previous experience of IT systems and maintaining computerised record systems including running standard reports. You will also have experience of basic financial procedures i.e. petty cash, invoicing etc

5. You will have good organisational skills and attention to detail.


1. You will have experience of working in an environment related to the service area (Children’s Services) or within a similar role.

2. Hold a qualification in IT or word processing

3. Experience/knowledge of processes and procedures related to children’s services

4. Experience in ICS and CAPITA

Additional Information

This is a 9 – 12 month limited term contract to cover maternity.
The post is covered by our flexi leave entitlement.

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Jackie Charlick Business Support Manager (North) 01454 86 2610

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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South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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