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Business Support Planning and Project Officer

A new, exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen in the Business Support Service for the Children, Families Lifelong Learning & Culture (CFLC) Directorate. CFLC provides a range of highly specialist services to vulnerable children and young people. The Business Support Service provides administrative assistance to operational teams in order to aid them in carrying out their statutory duties. The Leadership Support Team provides administrative support to the Senior Leaders.

This is a job share opportunity covering 21.6 hours per week with a preferred working pattern which covers Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Although this is negotiable and at times there may be a need to cover additional hours around Ofsted inspections and an annualised hours contract would be considered.

The main responsibilities of this role focus on Business Continuity Planning, Ofsted Planning and project work. Business Continuity is an important area of the organisation which ensures that services can still be delivered to residents in the event of a significant disruptive event. You will need to be able to work towards robust and high-quality strategic plans to safeguard the delivery of the service. Ofsted planning is required in order to facilitate the smooth running of visits by Ofsted representatives during inspections. There is also an expectation to contribute to and facilitate projects which affect the wider CFLC service. Other responsibilities include health and safety reviews, support to the leadership team and delivering information via internal webpages and webinars, with some minuting when covering urgent tasks.

As part of the role you will report to the Business Support Manager and will work closely with the Leadership Team, external partner agencies and the wider Business Support service.

To be shortlisted for this role you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to communicate and present to staffing at all levels
  • Knowledge of Business Continuity Planning and Health and Safety
  • Excellent organisational, project management and planning skills
  • Be confident, organised and able to implement a proactive approach to your work
  • You must have excellent IT skills and be proficient in using Microsoft Office

For more information, please see the full job description attached at the bottom of this page.

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Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Sharon Gibbons by e-mail at . We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 09/08/2020.

Interviews will take place on in the week commencing 24/08/2020.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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Business Support Planning and Project Officer

Surrey County Council
Church St, Reigate RH2 0AA, UK

Published on 10 Aug 2020