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Administrative Officer (Children's Services) OCC17253

Job Details:


Hours per week: 37

Work location: Knights Court, Oxford / Cowley Police Station 

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Friday 29th November 2019

Interview date: Monday 9th December 2019

These roles are subject to a Criminal Records Check. This post is subject to Non Police Personnel Vetting (further information about this process will be provided to you, should you be successful).



We have an exciting opportunity for two Administrative Officers to join Oxfordshire County Council's Children's Services department.


About the Roles:


Administrative Officer (Support) - Salary range: £19,945 - £22,021 per annum

In the Support role you will be supporting Social Workers who work with families and young people within our community. 

To be successful in this role, you will be someone with excellent communication skills, who thrives on working in a team environment. Whilst prior experience of working in a Social Care environment is not essential, you should be able to demonstrate experience of providing administrative support in a busy, customer-focused team.  Good ICT skills are essential and you must be comfortable with using Microsoft Office applications. Experience in using database systems would also be highly valued.

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


Administrative Officer (Specialist) - Salary range: £22,021 - £23,836 per annum

In the Specialist role, you will become part of a highly skilled and experienced administrative team, providing direct support to the Operational Team working in Cowley, Oxford. 

To be successful in this role, you must be experienced in working in an administrative environment and have excellent organisational skills. You will take on significant responsibility and you will be able to work both independently and as part of a large team. Excellent organisational skills are a must. Being able to establish good working relationships and have an excellent manner when dealing with customers and other members of the public, is essential.  You will be familiar with Microsoft Office and have fast, accurate word processing skills, spreadsheets and ability to manage databases.

We will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in a number of ways, which will become the main focus of your role.


About Us:


Would you like to be part of an innovative and forward thinking Local Authority organisation, which is passionate about serving the community? Are you interested in a Business Administration career, where you can make a real difference to children, young people and families? Or are you looking to come back into the workplace after a break away?


If the answer is yes, we have various exciting roles available!


Our Children Services Administration Officer Roles are based in a number of small, supportive teams. These fast paced jobs are crucial to enable the Children's Social Care teams working effectively and delivering outstanding services to our customers. Our teams work co-operatively to provide efficient and effective secretarial and administrative support to staff based in Specialist Directorate Teams. We proactively liaise with colleagues to provide constant and consistent services, streamline practices, provide cross-service cover and help prevent excessive workload peaks. Both roles will therefore suit someone able to work at a fast pace, often to tight deadlines, whist staying calm and efficient under pressure.


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 below to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria for each role:


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jo Andrews, Senior Administrative Officer or Natalie Spiers, Business Development Team Leader on 07747 762415.


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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