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Business Support Officer (Children's Social Care) OCC614146

Job details


Salary range: £26,873 - £28,770 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £13,436 - £14,385 per annum)

Work location: County Hall, Oxford

Hours per week:  18.5 - working pattern requirement Wednesday 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm, Thursday 8.30 am - 5.00 pm, Friday 8.30 am - 4.00 pm

Contract type: Temporary for 12 months to cover maternity leave

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


Closing date: Tuesday 28th May 2024
ICT Assessments:  Tuesday 4th June 2024
Interviews:  Friday 7th June 2024



Do you want a rewarding role where you will make a difference?


Our Business Support Team is the vital engine of Children’s Social Care. Working together with our dedicated social work teams, we provide essential support for children & families in our community.


We are looking for people who want to work in a challenging environment where no two days are the same. If this sounds like you, we have opportunities for you to join our committed team of Administrators.


About the role


We are looking for a Business Support Officer to provide administrative support to our Integrated Assessment Team. Business Support Officers are crucial in supporting our Social Workers and Team Managers to work effectively to deliver outstanding services to local children and families in your community.


In the role, you will support our Social Workers directly, building excellent working relationships with professionals and members of the public and providing efficient and first-class customer service. You will be answering telephone calls, diary management, supporting financial processes, team inbox management, attending strategy meetings to take actions notes.


You will be a person who can build excellent working relationships with professionals and members of the public.  You will be a highly organised individual, with good IT skills and will be able to provide efficient first-class customer service to all users of the Service.


We have a dedicated training and induction plan for all new starters where we will develop your knowledge, skills and expertise in business administration in order for you to be successful in your role.



Rewards and benefits


  • Culture of flexible working
  • Technology to support agile working where role permits
  • Up to 31 day’s holiday p.a. plus bank holidays 
  • Option to ‘buy’ additional holiday
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to health and wellbeing support
  • Membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, with an employer’s contribution of up to 19.9%
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Local and national discounts for shopping and travel
  • Great learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development



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 Jo Andrews, Business Support Team Leader on 07747 762415 or



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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 reassignment, 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:
Guaranteed Interview Schemes

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.

Our commitment to:

Oxfordshire County Council are 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.

Our commitment to:
Flexible Working

We are open to discussions about flexible working, which can include flexi-time, part time working, job sharing, nine-day fortnights and annualised hours, depending on the requirements of the role and the service.

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