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Senior Business Officer - Head of Service Support

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

About the role

Are you a dynamic and forward-thinking professional looking to make a meaningful impact on the lives of adults and vulnerable individuals in our community? Cambridgeshire County Council invites you to be part of our dedicated team, where you can help shape the future of social care and safeguarding services in our region.

Cambridgeshire County Council is committed to providing exceptional services to our residents, and our Adults & Safeguarding Directorate plays a crucial role in ensuring the wellbeing and safety of vulnerable adults in our community. We are looking for  a  Senior Business Officer to join our team and support the Heads of Service in achieving their goals.

If you are ready to take your career to the next level and contribute to the betterment of our community, we want to hear from you! Please submit your application, outlining your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this role.

The closing date is midnight 21 November 2023. Interviews will be held face-to-face at New Shire Hall, Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon, PE28 4YE on Wednesday 29 November 2023.

We have several locations across Cambridgeshire and the location can be discussed.  

If you would like further information or would like to chat about this opportunity, please contact: or

Previous applicants need not apply

What will you be doing?

As a Senior Business Officer, you will be at the heart of our operations, working closely with the Heads of Service to drive efficiency, improve processes, and enhance service delivery. 

Whilst the job description describes line management responsibilities, these posts do not currently have any direct reports, and will report into Business Development Coordinators within Adult's & Safeguarding Services.

About you

You will play an important role in providing professional, proactive, and confidential support to jointly assigned Heads of Service within Adults & Safeguarding and will play a pivotal role in empowering those managers to concentrate on the core priorities of their respective areas to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible.

The roles will involve liaising with senior managers & colleagues; therefore excellent communication skills are essential, as you will be required to effectively communicate key messages from senior managers in a clear and appropriate way, ensuring that messaging is accurate, concise, and consistent.

The successful candidate must have excellent knowledge of Windows & Microsoft packages (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Internet), and be able to work using their own initiative.

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

You will be able to anticipate and pre-empt challenges and provide solutions with a calm, balanced and positive approach demonstrating good judgement, and you will have the ability to develop strong and effective working relationship with colleagues, stakeholders, and partners of the organisation. 

The successful candidate will also have proven experience & understanding of working with GDPR regulations.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

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 believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

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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