21 Oct

Administrative Officer Specialist Children Services Occ Jobs Vacancy at Oxfordshire County Council Oxford

Position
Administrative Officer Specialist Children Services Occ
Company
Oxfordshire County Council
Location
Oxford ENG
Opening
21 Oct, 2019 24 days ago

Oxfordshire County Council Oxford urgently required following position for Administrative Officer Specialist Children Services Occ. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

Follow the online directions, complete all the necessary fields, and provide all relevant information so your application is submitted correctly. When you click the 'Apply this Job' button (open in new window) you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details, respond to employment-related questions, and show how you meet the key selection criteria.

Administrative Officer Specialist Children Services Occ Jobs Vacancy at Oxfordshire County Council Oxford Jobs Details:

Salary range: £22,021 - £23,836 per annum

Work location: Knight's Court, Oxford

Hours per week: 37 (some unsociable hours working will be required)

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 3rd November 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 6th November 2019


This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check.


Would you like a career in Business Administration and be part of the exciting changes happening in the Local Authority or are you looking to come back into the workplace after a break away? If the answer is yes then this is a fantastic opportunity to establish a career within Business Administration.


About us:

As an administrator with Children’s Social Care based at Knights Court you will be part of a team administrators who collaboratively to support the service.


About the role:

Your role will be crucial in supporting teams to work effectively to deliver outstanding services to local children and families in your community.


You will respond to enquiries from people interested in becoming foster carers. Though experience of fostering isn’t essential, you will need experience of working in a customer focused environment.

When a call comes through, it could be anyone from any walk of life and you’ll have to adapt your approach accordingly. You’ll follow scripts in certain areas, but how guide your customers through this sensitive process, get to know them, guide and support them is largely up to you.
About you:

You will need to be organised, have good ICT skills and be able to build excellent working relationships with professionals and members of the public; striving to provide efficient and first class customer service.


Can you build good relationships? Do you want to make a difference to children's lives? You’ll be talking with people about personal issues; so a commitment to respecting confidentiality will be vital; as will good communication skills.

Other skills and qualities you will need include;
  • Empathetic nature
  • Helpfulness and a passion for customer service
  • The ability to communicate effectively and with high levels of sensitivity
  • Drive and enthusiasm for meeting targets and deadlines
  • Ability to multitask and work in a busy environment
  • Sharp thinking and high attention to detail
  • Confident in the use of in-house database recording
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Being able to work independently
  • PC literacy - experience and competence in all Microsoft applications

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 Lucy Allan on 07780 490772.


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 occ.recruitment@hants.gov.uk 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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