Business Support Assistants – Milton Keynes Council

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Service Milton Keynes Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Varied
Location Milton Keynes
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week Varied
Rate Contact us

About the job:

We are regularly looking for business support assistants/administrators to provide essential administrative and secretarial support to teams within Milton Keynes Council.

These roles may vary depending on which team you are placed in and can cover a number of aspects, such as full-time or part-time.

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  • Providing an effective and efficient business support service
  • Taking minutes at all relevant service meetings
  • Diary Management
  • Organising meetings and arrange venues for social work professionals
  • Delivering an efficient and customer focused service by processing and responding to incoming communication (post, phone, and emails), message taking, copying and distributing information as necessary
  • Actively contributing to information systems, offering a consistent service in relation to key information including accurate inputting of events to the council’s database/spreadsheets in order to facilitate accurate reporting
  • Working understanding of Windows & Microsoft packages (including: Word, Excel, E-mail, Power Point, Internet)
  • Understanding of requirement for confidentiality
  • Able to take comprehensive minutes of meetings
  • Able to communicate effectively with others
  • Able to utilise IT systems to deliver services
  • Able to work flexibly to meet demands of service
  • Able to work with others to deliver services
  • Confident telephone manner

Experience in a fast moving administration role is preferred, however excellent communication skills and a ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to learn are just as valuable.

  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays).
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered after 10 weeks
  • Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Central location – great public transport links (Civic Court)
  • Consultants based on site within Civic Offices

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