Business Support Officer – Educational Inclusion and Partnership team

Service Northamptonshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Initial 3 months
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate £9.73 per hour

About the job:

We are seeking a Business Support Officer to support the administration of the school non–attendance penalty notice process within Northamptonshire County Council’s Educational Inclusion and Partnership team.

  • Review evidence and using this to write section 9 court statements
  • Prepare supporting documents which will be submitted to court.
  • Prepare evidence for a prosecution under section 444 of the Education Act 1996.
  • Provide a comprehensive, confidential range of effective and transparent business support to the localities operational teams 2
  • Co-ordinate and manage the countywide and central team processes and systems in relation to communications and Sharepoint, including mailbox monitoring and response.
  • Undertake a range of specific service functions as a key point of contact, as required by the operational team, for example, tracking and supporting the recruitment of Foster Carers, Providing administrative support for statutory process such a governance board. (Examples only)
  • Deliver and support induction training for new staff in the countywide operational teams, ensuring effective training on local and corporate systems and requirements
  • To support the countywide operational management team with the tracking of allocation and cases, including data and performance information support.
  • Works closely and jointly with the other service members as required to ensure continuity of support for Children Services and undertake other tasks as appropriate to the role to meet the needs of the business
  • Excellent numeracy, analytical, interpretative attention to detail.
  • Competence in the use of IT
  • The ability to establish effective communication across myriad channels. Must have good written communication skills
  • A knowledge of working within a local government setting and working across key stakeholders (desirable)
  • Experience of working within a Business Support/ Administrative role supporting operational delivery
  • Experience of establishing strong working and effective relationships across numerous stakeholder groups.
  • Change Management Experience of working with a fast changing, dynamic environment.
  • Children’s Services Experience of working within a Children’s Service environment (desirable)
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays).
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered after 12 weeks
  • 3% pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
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  • Consultants based on site within Angel Square
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications

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