Business Support Officer

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JAN20221373

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£20,159 - £21,841 Per Annum

Closing date

28 January 2022

Business Support Officer

 Band: 5, Salary: £20,159 – £21,841 p.a.

37 hours per week (Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm)          

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

We are looking for a Business Support Officer to join the Family Support and Central Locality Team. This is a busy challenging role, perfect for someone who enjoys working as part of a team and wants to do a worthwhile job.

You will provide high quality administrative support to the Locality team who provide intervention with children and families so it is important they work in partnership with parents and other professionals so that the right services can be provided longer term.  As well as administrative tasks such as dealing with incoming and outgoing post, telephone enquires and entering data into service information and caseload systems, you will be required to organise reports and minute take at meetings.

What you’ll need to succeed

Experience of working in an administrative role and ideally, experience of working in Children’s and/or Young People’s Services.  In addition you will be able to take accurate, detailed minutes of complex meeting which will contain confidential and sensitive information. 

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

Portsmouth Local Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, to improve outcomes for children.

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.

How to apply: Please ensure you fully read and follow the guidance in the ‘How to Apply’ on the home/front page of the careers portal, before you complete your application to ensure that you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. In addition there is information in the How to apply that you need to evidence in your application.  This is really important and if all the information is not completed you are likely not to be shortlisted.

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