About the role
We are looking for an experienced Senior Team Administrator to job share 18 hours a week in a Children's Residential Home in Epsom. As an experienced member of the Admin Team, you will directly support the Residential homes with their complex and confidential work which will require a wide range of proven administrative experience.
Every day will bring a different challenge in this varied and interesting role. The role includes
- Finance, petty cash and purchasing.
- Facility management, maintaining equipment and building.
- Diary management, organisational management.
- Assisting with recruitment of staff.
- Maintaining filing systems, preparing correspondence and overseeing the business systems in the team.
- General administrative tasks including word processing and other tasks identified by the management team
You will need to be highly organised, comfortable setting your own priorities and meeting tight deadlines. You will need to make sure that everything is in place to ensure that the home runs smoothly for the team and young people we support.
A solid and proven background in administration is required including dealing with the public and working at a senior level in a busy office. You should have a sound grasp of Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel and an ability to communicate at all levels.
Surrey Residential Homes accommodate children up to 18 years of age. All of our homes are inspected regularly by OFSTED and most have been judged as either 'Good', 'Outstanding' or are working towards this. Therefore we are very proud of the quality of our residential services for children in Surrey. As a result we have invested in our homes and staff and plan to continue to do this, in order to achieve a service that is ambitious, innovative and responsive to the needs of young people in our care.
Our Children's Service provides a varied range of care and special education to some of our most vulnerable residents. The Countywide Service includes fostering, adoption, CAMHS, the Placement Team, Family Group Conference, CWD, Residential homes and the Care Leavers Service; all of which are highly specialised teams aiming to provide suitable long term outcomes for children who are looked after.
Due to legal requirements set out by the DFE national minimum standards the successful applicant is required to be at least 4 years older than our oldest accommodated child.
For an informal discussion contact Sara Lovegrove on 07980 751973 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 1st April 2020.
Interview date to be confirmed.
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 24 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.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.