Business Support Assistant Level 2
Lincolnshire County Council is currently recruiting for passionate, committed and experienced individuals to join our diverse Business Support family. We're looking for people with drive and determination to provide backbone support to local service teams such as; Adult Care, Highways, Fire & Rescue, Legal and Children's services.
This position is 21 hours per week and these hours are to be worked over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Our Business Support teams are at the very heart of everything we do at the Council. With every service we deliver and every change for the better we strive to achieve across the county, the Business Support teams provide key support to all Directorate areas of the council. You will be undertaking a variety of duties across the authority, providing a high level of administrative support, customer service and project support on any number of challenging and exciting tasks and projects dedicated to supporting Lincolnshire. Being fully integrated in to every team, Business Support assistants often become subject matter experts in the departments they support developing and supporting best practice that is adopted across services.
What are we looking for?
Enthusiasm, we love what we do; we want you to as well.
First class customer service skills.
A positive can do attitude and approach
Transferable skills, we want you to grow with our support and your ambition.
A flexible approach, we react and adapt to change on a daily basis, we'd like you to come with us.
Administrative superstars with previous experience would also be welcome, come and help us progress.
We will help you to learn new skills, encourage your development and work with you to develop your potential; including the opportunity to undertake further qualifications in Customer Service or Business Administration. All of this within a friendly and welcoming environment where no two days are ever the same where we all work together to achieve positive outcomes.
The Business Support family work flexibly to meet the needs of all services across the organisation, this means that some of our roles require cover for later hours and weekend working.
Lincolnshire County Council is one of the largest county councils in the UK, we are ambitious for both the residents of our county and the people who work here. We care about our staff, it's important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting.
We are offering a competitive salary of £18,562 - £19,698 along with an excellent pension scheme, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes for shopping, cinemas, holidays and experience days. Discounted Gym memberships, civil service sports council membership, car share scheme, savings of up to 32% with our cycle to work scheme along with providing professional support and development.
Applications Close on 16th May 2021 and interviews will be held using Microsoft Teams.
Please note: It is current policy to not shortlist candidates more than once within a 4 month period who have previously applied for a Business Support post of the same grade in that time period.
If this sounds like the role and place for you, then please read through the full Job Description, identifying where your skills and experience meet the requirements before submitting your application. If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on www.lincolnshire.gov.uk . For an open and informal discussion regarding this role please contact Nikita Lord on 01522 553 134.
If you are shortlisted for interview then you will receive a link to an SHL Talent Central online skills test within your invite to interview (please check in your spam/junk mail folder in case it doesn't make it through your filter). The link will be below your interview date and time. Please note you must complete this test as the score is used alongside your interview score to generate a final score.
At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions, all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues. We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.
Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.
Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check
All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.
On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.
We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.
Lincolnshire 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 our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.
In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.