Business Support Planning and Project Officer
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/19262
  • Published: Wed 24/11/2021, 14:39 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 01/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 - £39,246 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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Business Support Planning and Project Officer

The starting salary for this role is £35,382 based on a 36 hour working week.

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

The main responsibilities of this role focus on Fostering, Residential Children’s Homes and Contact Service supporting and working alongside our Assistant Director for Children’s Resources to make the necessary improvement changes within the service.  You will need to be able to work towards robust and high-quality strategic plans to safeguard the delivery of the service. There is also an expectation to contribute to and facilitate projects which affect the wider CFL service.

As part of the role you will report to the Business Support Manager and will work closely with the operational teams, 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
  • 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

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 1st December 2021.

Interviews will take place on in the week commencing 6th December 2021.

This role is offered as a 12 month secondment / fixed term contract opportunity.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Gerry Hughes by e-mail at geraldine.hughes@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Benefits

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.

Our Commitment

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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