Children's Services Support Assistant

Lincolnshire County Council is looking for passionate and committed administrators to join our diverse and developing team.  We're looking for people with a real spark to provide support to our amazing local Children's Centres.

Please ensure on your application that you clarify which vacancy you are applying for.

The full time role is temporary and at the current time could be a blend of supporting remotely and covering at designated number of sites within the Locality, with Mablethorpe as it's main base. Please be advised therefore that the position requires a full driving license and own transport.

The part time role is permanent, 14.5 hours based in Skegness.

Job Category
Administration
Grade
G3: 18,812 - 19,948
Job Location(s)
Mablethorpe, Skegness
Contract Type
Temporary
Appointment Type
Full-time
Closing Date
16/05/2021
Job Reference
12394

Our Children's Services Support Assistants are at the very heart of every service we deliver and every change for the better we strive to achieve across the county.  You will be undertaking a variety of duties across the authority, providing administrative support on any number of challenging and exciting projects and tasks to help to build the county you want to live in. 

What are we looking for?

  • Enthusiasm, we love what we do; we want you to as well.
  • 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, we'd like you to come with us.
  • Administrative superstars would also be welcome, come and help us progress. 

We will help you to learn new skills, enjoy your day-to-day, encourage your development and work with you to develop your potential including supporting with undertaking further qualifications in Customer Service or Business Administration. All this within a friendly and welcoming environment where no two days are ever the same and we all want to succeed together! 

Please note that this post will be subject to a Criminal Record Check. We currently have a full time temporary post at Mablethorpe.

We are offering a competitive salary of £18,562 - £19,698 pro rata, along with a pension, 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 and many areas for professional support and development. 

Applications Close on 18th April 2021 and interviews will be held on 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 all this sounds like the role and place for you, then please read through the full Job Description, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply!  If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on  www.lincolnshire.gov.uk .  If you would like an open and informal discussion regarding this role then please give Nikita Lord a call on 07775642894. 

If you are shortlisted for interview then you will receive an email from talentcentral@shl.com in which there will be a link to an online skills test (please check in your spam/junk mail folder in case it doesn't make it through your filter).

PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS TEST AS THE SCORE WILL FORM PART OF YOUR FINAL INTERVIEW 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.

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