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Administrative Officer (Specialist) - Children's Services OCC16413

Job Details:


Salary Range: £22,021 - £23,836

Work location: Abbey House, Abingdon, OX14 3JD

Hours of work: 37 hrs - we are open to discussions about flexible working

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Interview Date: W/C 4th November 2019


This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check


Please note that under safer recruitment requirements references will be requested prior to interview. 


Would you like a career in Business Administration and be part of the exciting changes happening in the Local Authority or are you looking to come back into the workplace after a break away? If the answer is yes then this is a fantastic opportunity to establish a career within Business Administration.

About us:


The role is based in a fast-paced team supporting our Children with Special Educational Needs Service located at our Abingdon office. 

This role is crucial in supporting CSEN Officers to work effectively to deliver statutory responsibilities in relation to the identification and assessment of, and provision for, children in your community with special educational needs. 


About the role:


Some of the work that you will be undertaking will be:


  • phone calls from parents schools and professionals
  • processing statutory paperwork relating to SEN assessment
  • uploading information in our database
  • creating financial paperwork
  • supporting our SEN Officers


We have a dedicated training and induction plan where we will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in all adminstrative areas.

About you:


We are looking for someone who is organised, has good ICT skills and can build excellent working relationships with parents, schools and professionals and will strive to provide efficient and first class customer service.  If you are an energetic and enthusiastic individual with a passion to pursue a career in business then this is the role for you. 

Rewards and Benefits:


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development. 


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering. 

Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description & Selection Criteria.  


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Laura Hopkins, Senior Administrative Officer on 07392 318933.

Application Procedure:


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the role requirements, as specified in the job posting.  


You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory. 


If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, or if you require the application form in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or by calling 01962 847728. 

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.


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