- Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
- Reference: CBED/23/11879
- Published: Thu 04/05/2023, 13:13 PM
- Closing on: Sun 28/05/2023, 23:59 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time
- Hours: 37 hours per week
- Salary: £22,369 to £24,054 per annum pro rata
- DBS Check: Enhanced
- Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire
Data & Admin Co-ordinator
Team: Inspiring Music (Music Service for Central Bedfordshire Council)
Job Family: Providing CBG6
Salary: £22,369 to £24,054 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full-time 37 hours per week.
Location: Working from home and Flitwick Library other CBC offices if needed, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a weekly basis minimum, and as needed to carry out your role
Contract Type: Hybrid - Permanent
Closing Date: 28th May 2023
Interview Date: 5th Jun-2023 – This will take place face to face at Flitwick Library
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.
We have set values and principles to represent the way we work and how we operate as an organisation. You can view a list of these in detail on our website.
This is a great time to join us on our journey.
About the role
Inspiring Music is the Music Service for Central Bedfordshire Council and lead partner of the music hub for the area.
We work with schools, other services withing the council and carefully selected partners to ensure the children of Central Bedfordshire can experience the joy and benefits of making music, giving them transferrable skills for life, and enriching their education.
We aim to create an inclusive environment that encourages everyone to enjoy music and flourish. Music Education is an essential part of a broad and balanced curriculum and allows children of all backgrounds to reap the benefits of making music and showcase their talents in the many events we organise.
Find your greatness by playing a part in enhancing the education of children in Central Bedfordshire.
As our Data and Admin Coordinator, you will be the first point of contact for our customers as well as our teaching team, being the confident and friendly voice at the end of the phone and the wordsmith when responding to the wide variety of requests received daily in the service’s inbox.
The role is key to keeping our database up to date and enrolling students to the many lessons we offer as well as liaising with our music tutors to ensure all students enrolled receive lessons.
You will need to develop an in depth understanding of our database to be able to record the information correctly and produce a variety of reports the service requires.
Your numeracy and analytical skills will be called upon when checking and reconciling claims and invoices submitted by our team of self-employed tutors.
This role requires the use of many IT based software and a solid knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word and Excel. The ability to problem-solve and very strong organisational skills are essential.
We welcome applicants with a minimum of A-level, NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualifications to apply. This role requires the use of many IT based software and a solid knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word and Excel. Knowledge and understanding of database are essential. Training on our database, SpeedAdmin will be provided. Excellent command of the English language, good customer and listening skills as well as patience are of crucial importance when answering the phone and responding to customers queries over the phone. Good numeracy skills are essential to reconciling and vetting invoices submitted by our team of self-employed teachers.
As this role is very varied, very strong organisational and multi-tasking skills are required.
What we can offer you
As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:
- A hybrid working arrangement giving you the option to work from home and access any CBC office location. We recognise and value the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way.
- A £250 one-off hybrid worker payment to help you adapt your home for safe and suitable working conditions
- A comprehensive IT package to support you to work safely and effectively
- The ability to work abroad for up to a month a year
- Generous family friendly policies and practices
- A welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers differences
- Friendly and supportive staff networks
- Annual leave allowance 25 days + statutory holidays rising to 32 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. You can find out more on the Bedfordshire Pension Fund website.
- An exceptional Employee Assistance Programme which helps support employees with workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
- A huge variety of courses and role-specific training and learning to help you succeed and develop
- Access to discounts on top UK retailers and local 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’.
Sustainability matters to us. We aim to lead by example in tackling climate change. Read more about the action we’re taking on our website: Climate change – tackling it and our strategy
Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.
You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack
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Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
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.
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