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Administrator - Strategic Commissioning
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/11126
  • Published: Mon 01/08/2022, 10:33 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 22/08/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £19,650 - £20,043 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Administrator - Strategic Commissioning

Team: Strategic Commissioning

Job Family: Providing - CBG5

Salary: £19,650 - £20,043 per annum, pro rata

Hours: 37 hours per week (happy to consider part-time hours)

Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role

Contract Type: Hybrid - Secondment / Fixed term for 12 months

Closing Date: 22nd August 2022

Interview Date: Friday 9th September 2022

About Us:

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.

This is a great time to join us on our journey.

More about the role:
In Strategic Commissioning, all vulnerable adults are important to us.  We want to ensure they have access to great, customer-focused services that are dedicated to making a difference to their wellbeing. As the Team Administrator, you can find your greatness, helping us to make this happen.

We want to support our customers to live independently at home, participate in the community, be safe and secure and be less socially isolated and lonely. The services we commission are based on the things our customers have told us are important to them.  

Your role will support the team to undertake commissioning activity through the provision of effective, responsive and timely administrative support.  Duties will include producing quality typed material (e.g., letters, reports, agendas and minutes), arranging meetings and diary management, raising purchase orders through the Council’s SAP/SRM system, maintaining databases (e.g. spreadsheets of financial records, contact details etc.) and dealing with internal and external enquiries.

You will be a key point of contact for the team and will engage with a range of stakeholders including customers, carers, providers and health and local authority colleagues. We are looking for someone who is organised and can help the team to be organised too.

You will have sound literacy, numeracy and IT skills with previous experience in a similar role. ideally in a social care setting.  You will have experience of administering financial transactions, (although not essential as training can be provided).  You will be a good team player with a ‘can do’ attitude, great communication and interpersonal skills and a professional approach to your work.

What we can offer you:

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:

  • Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.
  • A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home
  • Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate
  • Generous family friendly policies and practices
  • A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences
  • Staff network and support groups
  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.

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You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jane Moakes at jane.moakes@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 5441. 

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

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Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you require assistance to apply for our roles, help with writing your CV, interview techniques or careers advice please contact our team of careers advisors at ncs@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk Our service is confidential, impartial and free for all.