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Business Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

We are looking to appoint a full time (37 hrs p/w) Business Officer to provide administrative support to the Children’s Social Care Teams within the Children, Education and Families Directorate.

This role will be primarily responsible for supporting the UASC (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children) Team and Leaving Care Team, based in either Huntingdon or Ely although there is an expectation that Business Officers are able to work flexibly across various locations.

The successful candidate must have a working knowledge of Windows & Microsoft packages (including Word, Excel, Outlook) and experience of using client databases.

You will need to be self-motivated, organised and flexible, with the ability to manage your own workload, prioritise and forward plan.  

The role will require you to provide high quality administrative support to the wider team and to liaise with colleagues, professionals and members of the public over the phone, via email and face-to-face is an integral part of this role therefore excellent communication skills are essential alongside an understanding of the importance of confidentiality and data protection.


Please evidence on your supporting statement how you meet the essential criteria of the person specification.


We offer:

• A salary offered at Scale 4, SCPs 7 to 11 (£24,294 - £25,979) pro rata

• Excellent index-linked, defined benefit pension scheme including life assurance benefits

• Outstanding occupational, sick, maternity/paternity and shared parental leave schemes – well  above the statutory minimum

• Generous annual leave entitlement

• Training and development


Closing date: Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Interviews will take place on: Wednesday 10th July 2024


We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.


For informal enquiries please contact Claire Kerridge on or Duncan Routledge on

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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