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Business Support Officer

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

About the role

Business Support Officer – Fixed Term Contract

We are looking to appoint a Business Support Officer on a fixed term contract until 30 June 2025, to provide support to the Education Capital and Place Planning Team. The successful candidate will also provide administrative support to wider Education, Planning and Inclusion Service. Full time and part time applications will be considered (please state your preference when applying), working days will need to include cover for Monday and Tuesday.

The successful candidate must have a good working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft packages (including Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams) as well as system-based processes. The role will require:

  • Providing business support to the Education Capital and Place Planning Team and a range of teams across the wider Education, Planning and Inclusion Service
  • Co-ordinating and organising all administrative tasks, undertake daily activities as directed by the service. Adhere to business processes to achieve a quality and consistent service
  • Use inhouse data recording systems and external systems to update information as and when required.

To be successful in this role you will need to be self-motivated, organised and flexible, with the ability to manage your own workload, prioritise and forward plan. You will have excellent interpersonal skills combined with the ability to represent the service in a positive and professional manner, including communicating with a wide range of internal and external customers.

You must be reliable, have a polite manner and a friendly approach to help you get on with people at all levels. You will need to be a good team worker but also have the ability to work on your own initiative when required and be able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines. The ability to multitask will be required.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience within the Local Authority and develop knowledge and understanding of the Education Service.

Ideally educated to GCSE standard, or equivalent. An understanding of Local Authority working, policies and procedures would be helpful, although not essential.

The role will be based at New Shire Hall, Alconbury Weald with hybrid home/office arrangements and Flexible working arrangements.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 18th July at New Shire Hall

For an information discussion about the role please contact:

Angie Kelly on or 01480 372237

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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