Temporary Admin Business Support Officer – Admin

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Temporary Admin Business Support Officer - Admin
Contract / Temporary

Lancashire RQ637680

Posted: 22nd July 2022 15:23
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  • Pay Rate:

    £9.99 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • Preston,

    PR1 8XJ

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Admin Business Support Officer - Admin

Reference no:  Lancashire RQ637680

A full time Business Support Officer needed for Education & Children's Services, Fostering Service Department.

This role is office based twice a week and the rest of the week from home. The candidate will need broadband and WIFI access at home but you will be provided with ICT equipment to be able to work from home.

Post holders will be expected to:

  • To provide direct business support for Education and Children's Services working closely with operational staff, managers and customers in a highly sensitive environment
  • Under supervision maintain, update and extract information from systems
  • Assisting with the collection and collation of information relevant to the Service
  • Respond to, and resolve where appropriate, telephone, face to face, e-mail and other enquiries.


Accountabilities/Responsibilities include:

  • Providing business support for meetings, which could include arranging dates, room bookings and preparing agendas, or note taking
  • Assisting with duties in relation to ordering goods, invoices and payments as appropriate
  • Assisting with the collection and collation of statistics, data or other Management Information
  • Respond to enquiries and resolve where appropriate which could be received via telephone, face-to-face, email and other
  • Managing your own workload in order to meet required deadlines with supervision as required
  • Maintaining electronic records and filing systems
  • Liaising with external and internal customers
  • Printing and scanning documents
  • Handling incoming and outgoing communication
  • Undertake other similar duties/responsibilities as required and appropriate to the grade


Key responsibilities:

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  • 4 GCSE's A-C or 4-9 including English and Maths or equivalent academic qualification



  • Experience of supporting people/customers either face to face or virtually
  • Business Support experience, including regular use of IT systems and office routines which may include mail, filing, telephone communication and message taking
  • Support for meetings which could include arranging dates, room bookings and preparation of agendas, note taking and any other related tasks
  • Experience of following a system to process orders, invoices and financial records
  • Using an electronic records/database system


Essential knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Knowledge of IT systems including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently as required
  • Ability to use your own initiative
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to respect sensitivity and maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to provide business support including note taking at meetings
  • Ability to maintain filing systems


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Lancashire RQ637680
Temporary Admin Business Support Officer - Admin
Client Category: Local Authority

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