Business Support Officer

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Job Title: Business Support Officer

Duration: 3 Months with a view to be extended

Please only apply for this role if you have previous experience working for local government, ideally children services. Must be confident in taking minutes.

As a Business Support Officer within Young Hackney you will support the team and the wider service to deliver efficient and effective services to children and families whilst working at the forefront of best practice. As a Business Support Officer you must be used to working to tight deadlines within a fast paced environment.

You will be responsible for the smooth running and organisation of the team and act as a first point of contact for enquiries from staff, other agencies and members of the public. You will understand the needs of vulnerable children and families and work in a sensitive and confidential way.

Candidates should have excellent IT and communication skills and be highly organised. Candidates should have experience of co-ordinating diaries and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the attributes needed to take accurate effective and timely minutes, prepare and collate financial information, write letters, and help to prepare reports, alongside general administrative tasks

You will report to the service support manager together with team leader and will be expected to be aware of significant developments in cases allocated to the units . You will also be expected to manage, implement and operate procedures relating to financial matters in accordance with the Council’s policy and procedures.

Candidates must have experience of managing competing priorities, be proactive and used to working as part of team as well as on their own initiative. The role may also be required to undertake research or special projects on behalf of the team/service directed by the Business Manager or Team Leader.

Dynamic, innovative and committed, you will be an enthusiastic team player who is passionate about supporting front line staff to achieve the very best outcomes for children in Hackney.

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