Temporary Business Support Project Officer (Admin/Clerical)

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Temporary Business Support Project Officer (Admin/Clerical)
Contract / Temporary

Cambridge 5196543

Posted: 14th January 2022 15:16
  • Pay Rate:

    £11.52 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • 6 months

  • Cambridge,

    CB2 1BY

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Executive /Business Support Project Officer (Admin and Clerical)

Reference no: Cambridge 5196543

The Team require an experienced administrator to provide Heads of Service with high quality, efficient and effective business services providing wide ranging and accurate executive support. This will include dealing with correspondence, diary management, organising and minuting meetings, handling confidential and sensitive issues.

The post holder will be expected to provide project related admin services, playing a key part in enabling the Business support team to work efficiently. You will need to be organised and able to proactively manage your workload, take the initiative and use judgement to resolve internal and external issues.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide an efficient, effective and proactive support service to Heads of Service and other designated Senior Management roles, as required.
  • Undertake project-based tasks for Heads of Service, ensuring management information is obtained and reports are produced by required deadlines, using Microsoft tools to create graphs and charts.
  • Managing busy diaries, scheduling meetings (prioritising) sending out agendas with associated documents, ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Taking minutes at, sometimes complex and confidential, meetings, agreeing format with Head of Service. Producing electronic minutes and distributing them.
  • Draft and respond to emails on behalf of Heads of service, as necessary.
  • Raise orders, code invoices, purchase goods and services and carry out monthly reconciliation for the same, in line with corporate financial guidelines using the financial management system.
  • Provide timely, accurate complaint case admin support, using the complaints system, assisting managers with responses, helping with information for multi-service complaints, ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Providing project support for specific projects and procurements, collect, collate, analyse, interpret and present performance information, within deadlines.
  • Produce project and procurement documentation to ensure effective and accurate document management and version control, updating data as received and distributing to the relevant departments.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

“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. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  5. Experience:
    1. Proven experience of being a team player, demonstrating ability to work collaboratively.
    2. Project/Time Management Track record of planning, prioritisation and organising skills.
    3. Experience in supporting Senior Management.
    4. Experience of supporting with projects.
    5. Experience of working in a business support environment.
    6. Experience of taking complex minutes.
    7. Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal with excellent active listening skills.
  6. Skills/Knowledge:
    1. High level of numeracy and ability to produce accurate reports. Experience of creating Spreadsheets and interpreting data.
    2. Good Organisational skills. Ensuring targets and deadlines are met, prioritising your time to meet deadlines, whilst maintaining Council standards.
    3. Ability to work proactively, manage and prioritise workload and conflicting demands, and work on own initiative finding solutions to issues as they arise
    4. Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences and the ability to establish and maintain
    5. Able to deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive matters
    6. Attention to detail, accuracy, negotiating and influencing skills; ability to analyse data and present it in a way, that is clear and logical
    7. Teamwork, having a flexible approach to support the Team to achieve both individual and Team objectives.
  7. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).

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: Cambridge 5196543
Temporary Business Support Project Officer (Admin/Clerical)
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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