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Business Support Officer (Directors Office) OCC282890

Job details


Salary range: £22,627 - £24,491 pro-rata, per annum

Work location: Oxfordshire countywide

Hours per week: 18.5 - we are open to discussions about flexible working 

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: This advert is open-ended and may close at short notice, we therefore encourage applicants to submit application as soon as possible


Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check



If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career within the public sector, this is a great opportunity for you.  


About us


The Business Support Team in the Directors Office are a small team that work across the services in commissioning and operational services.   As a Business Support Officer in the Directors you will be central in providing high level support to Tier 3 Managers.


About the role


These posts require high level administrative experience.  Dealing with confidential matters and handling a wide range of enquires through to a satisfactory outcome.  You will carry out research and follow up on planned tasks.

For full responsibilities please see the job description which is linked at the end of this advert.


About you


We are looking for someone who is organised, pays attention to detail, can work calmly and efficiently under pressure and has good IT skills.

You will be required to work proactively to support Tier 3 managers to perform their duties and requires organisation of workload under minimal supervision.  You will be able to complete confidential tasks, demonstrate discretion and use initiative to effectively support Senior Management Team, staff at all levels and service users.

You must be a good communicator with a customer-focused approach and have previous experience in working in an administrative environment.  You will need to handle sensitive and confidential information whilst remaining empathetic to the needs of service user.  


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 and Selection Criteria


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Olivia Pierpoint, Business Development Leader on 07776 996911 or via olivia.pierpoint@oxfordshire.gov.uk


Application Procedure


To apply, please complete an online application form by clicking Apply Now. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.  


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Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion


At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.


Our commitment to safeguarding


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 these commitments.


Guaranteed interviews


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. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.


We are open to discussions about flexible working.


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