Childrens Services Support Assistant
We're looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and committed individual to provide an effective administrative support role to local Children's Services Centres.
We currently have full time and part time, permanent positions based in Lincoln.
Your new role with us
Business Support at Lincolnshire County Council sits at the heart of every Service Lincolnshire County Council offer and we provide integral support services to both internal and external customers encompassing a wide variety of tasks
You will be providing excellent administrative support including
- Reception duties
- Being the first point of call for colleagues and customers
- Producing minutes and documents to an high level of accuracy
- Undertaking a range of duties to meet Service Area needs
- Updating databases and information systems
What you'll need to be successful
We are looking for a candidate who has:
- Previous experience of providing administration support in a busy work environment
- First class customer service skills including a good telephone manner
- A range of transferrable skills including previous experience with Microsoft Office
- A flexible working style and ability to react to changing work environments or teams
- The ability to communicate effectively with other teams and agencies
- GCSEs or NVQ equivalent as detailed within our Job Description and be willing to undertake a professional qualification through our Apprenticeship scheme
You will also enjoy working as part of a friendly and busy team as well as being able to use your initiative. We work flexibly to meet the needs of Service and some of our roles therefore cover later hours and weekend working.
The interviews for this post are provisionally scheduled for 31st January and 1st February 2019. However this is a provisional date and may be subject to change, but you will be contacted by 25th January 2019 to confirm whether you have been selected to attend an interview.
If you are shortlisted for interview you will also be sent an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL invites you to complete an assessment" on or around Friday 25th January 2019 in which there will be a link to an online skills test (please check in your spam/junk mail folder in case it does not make it through your filter). If you have any technical difficulties completing the test, please email BS_Workforce_Management@lincolnshire.gov.uk who will be able to advise accordingly. The deadline for completion of the test will be prior to the interview appointment and will be confirmed in the online skills test invitation.
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 'Silver Medallist' 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.